Brig. Arun Sahgal

Brig. Arun Sahgal

Senior Fellow

Email: arun@dpg.org.in

Arun Sahgal a retired Brigadier of the Indian Army is the Executive Director of the Forum for Strategic Initiative, a policy think tank focusing on national security, diplomacy and Track II Dialogues. He was previously the founding Director of the Office of Net Assessment, Indian Integrated Defense Staff (IDS), Head of the Center for Strategic Studies and Simulation, United Services Institute of India, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. His research comprises scenario planning workshops, geopolitical and strategic assessments related to Asian security, and issues concerning nuclear doctrine and strategic stability in South Asia. His publications include co-authored books and net assessments for the IDS, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and the Indian National Security Council (NSC), among other clients. He has been a member of the Task Force on Net Assessment and Simulation, under the NSC, and a consultant with DRDO. He recently finished a monograph on Strategic Stability in South Asia for Sandia Laboratories, USA. He conducts simulation and strategic games at IDS, the Ministry of Defense, National Defense College, College of Defense Management, and other international clients. He is member of many Track 1.5 and 2 initiatives.

 

  • Balakot and the New Normal

    Balakot and the New Normal

    Date: March 01, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 4: Balakot and the New Normal by Hemant Krishan Singh and Arun Sahgal  

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  • Peace in Afghanistan: the False Promise of the Doha Dialogue and India’s Options

    Peace in Afghanistan: the False Promise of the Doha Dialogue and India’s Options

    Date: February 21, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 3: Peace in Afghanistan: the False Promise of the Doha Dialogue and India’s …

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  • The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 2018 (ARIA) of the US and India's Security Challenges

    The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 2018 (ARIA) of the US and India's Security Challenges

    Date: January 28, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. IV, Issue 1: The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 2018 (ARIA) of the US and India’s Security …

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  • Examining Efficacy of Strategic Stability in South Asia: An Analysis

    Examining Efficacy of Strategic Stability in South Asia: An Analysis

    Date: January 11, 2019

    SANDIA REPORT SAND2019-0177 Unlimited Release Printed January 2019 Examining Efficacy of Strategic Stability in South Asia: An …

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  • Strategic Balance in the Indo-Pacific: A Role for Maritime Democracies?

    Strategic Balance in the Indo-Pacific: A Role for Maritime Democracies?

    Date: December 03, 2018

    Strategic Balance in the Indo-Pacific: A Role for Maritime Democracies? by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh Director …

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  • The Indo-Pacific: A Realist Indian Perspective

    The Indo-Pacific: A Realist Indian Perspective

    Date: July 12, 2018

    DPG Policy Paper Vol. III, Issue 12: The Indo-Pacific: A Realist Indian Perspective by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh …

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  • India and the SCO

    India and the SCO

    Date: June 22, 2018

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 9:India and the SCO by Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd.), PhD. Senior Fellow and Ambassador Hemant …

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  • India's Defence Preparedness is impaired by Structural Dysfunction: An Analysis

    India's Defence Preparedness is impaired by Structural Dysfunction: An Analysis

    Date: May 03, 2018

     DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 5: India’s Defence Preparedness is impaired by Structural Dysfunction: An …

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  • DEFENCE PRIMER: An Indian Military in Transformation?

    DEFENCE PRIMER: An Indian Military in Transformation?

    Date: April 07, 2018

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  • US National Defence Strategy: Implications for India

    US National Defence Strategy: Implications for India

    Date: February 08, 2018

    DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. III, Issue 2 US National Defence Strategy: Implications for India by Arun Sahgal and Lalit Kapur

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  • Lessons from Doklam

    Lessons from Doklam

    Date: September 28, 2017

    DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. II, Issue 8: Lessons from Doklam by Ambassador Hemant Krishan Singh, Director General and Brig. Arun …

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 6: China's Himalayan "Mission Creep"

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 6: China's Himalayan "Mission Creep"

    Date: July 12, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 6:China's Himalayan “Mission Creep” by Hemant Krishan Singh and Arun Sahgal 

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 5: OBOR: China's Neo-Colonial Great Game

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 5: OBOR: China's Neo-Colonial Great Game

    Date: May 09, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 5: OBOR: China’s Neo-Colonial Great Game by Hemant Krishan Singh and Arun Sahgal 

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 4: What Irks China?

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 4: What Irks China?

    Date: April 13, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 4: What Irks China?  

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  • DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 3: India's Nuclear Doctrine is Robust and requires no Review

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 3: India's Nuclear Doctrine is Robust and requires no Review

    Date: March 24, 2017

    DPG Policy Note Vol. II, Issue 3:India’s Nuclear Doctrine is Robust and requires no Review by Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd.), …

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  • Remarks at Primakov Reading: Russia

    Remarks at Primakov Reading: Russia

    Date: February 15, 2017

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  • Pakistan is rattled, and that's evidence of India's surgical strike

    Pakistan is rattled, and that's evidence of India's surgical strike

    Date: October 05, 2016

    Questions are being raised on both the veracity and efficacy of India's cross-Line of Control (LoC), surgical strikes …

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  • DPG Policy Note Volume 1, Issue 2 : A Rattled China Opposes India's NSG Bid

    DPG Policy Note Volume 1, Issue 2 : A Rattled China Opposes India's NSG Bid

    Date: July 08, 2016

    A Rattled China Opposes India's NSG Bid - Brig. Arun Sahgal (Retd.), Senior Visiting Fellow

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