Lieutenant General Anil Ahuja (Retd)

Lieutenant General Anil Ahuja (Retd)

Senior Fellow

Email: anilahuja@dpg.org.in

Lt Gen Anil Ahuja served in the Indian Army for 39 years and superannuated as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Policy Planning and Force Development) in August 2016. During his military career he commanded an operational Corps and a Mountain Division along the Northern borders in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. He also commanded a Brigade in Counter Insurgency operations. He has been India’s Defence Attache to Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR (2002 – 2005) and a UN Military Observer in Angola (1991- 1993). Besides the extensive operational experience in Northern and Eastern Theatres he has also held numerous challenging staff appointments. During his tenure as the Deputy Chief, he was the Indian Co – Chair of the US- India Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Inter Agency Task Force and has been intimately involved with issues of Defence cooperation. Besides active military service experience he has attended professional courses at National Defence College, Army War College and at Netherlands Defence College. He possesses M Phil degrees in Defence and Strategic studies. His areas of particular interests include: Northeast India, issues of Jointness, higher defence organization, force development and Defence Acquisitions. He has served as the Secretary of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) for nearly two years. For his distinguished service he has been awarded PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR
   

  • India’s Chief of Defence Staff

    India’s Chief of Defence Staff

    Date: August 31, 2019

    DPG Policy Brief, Vol. IV, Issue 23: India’s Chief of Defence Staff by Anil Ahuja and Arun Sahgal

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  • Budget 2019: Defence allocation methodology and rationale remain elusive

    Budget 2019: Defence allocation methodology and rationale remain elusive

    Date: February 07, 2019

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  • Budgeting for Defence: Beyond Mere ‘Apportioning’ of Financial Resources

    Budgeting for Defence: Beyond Mere ‘Apportioning’ of Financial Resources

    Date: December 12, 2018

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  • Defence Planning Committee (DPC): Optimising Expectations

    Defence Planning Committee (DPC): Optimising Expectations

    Date: May 23, 2018

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 7: Defence Planning Committee (DPC) Optimising Expectations by Lieutenant General Anil …

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  • DEF EXPO 2018 AND BEYOND: Prospects for Transforming India from an Arms Importer to a Defence Manufacturing Hub

    DEF EXPO 2018 AND BEYOND: Prospects for Transforming India from an Arms Importer to a Defence Manufacturing Hub

    Date: May 04, 2018

    DPG Policy Brief Vol. III, Issue 6: DEF EXPO 2018 AND BEYOND: Prospects for Transforming India from an Arms Importer to a Defence …

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  • Xi Jinping's Address at the 19th Party Congress: Implications for the PLA and China’s Defence Posture

    Xi Jinping's Address at the 19th Party Congress: Implications for the PLA and China’s Defence Posture

    Date: November 22, 2017

    DPG POLICY BRIEF Vol. II, Issue 12: Xi Jinping’s Address at the 19th Party Congress: Implications for the PLA and …

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  • DPG BRIEF: Vol. I, Issue 2 :India Steps up Maritime Diplomacy

    DPG BRIEF: Vol. I, Issue 2 :India Steps up Maritime Diplomacy

    Date: July 12, 2016

    DPG BRIEF: Vol. I, Issue 2:  India Steps up Maritime Diplomacy -by Vice Admiral Anup Singh (Retd), Senior Fellow  ASEAN …

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