2022 marks 35 years since the Indian Peace Keeping Forces were deployed to oversee the Indo-Sri Lankan Peace Accord. An attempt to diffuse civil unrest, this engagement eventually turned into war. The incident serves as a reminder that India can learn more from its errors than its victories.
Brigadier (retired) Xerxes P. Adrianwalla served for 30 years in the armoured corps of the Indian Army and has been in the corporate sector for the last five years. During his military service, both in combat and in peace, he has obtained varied experience in command and staff assignments, notably:
- In Sri Lanka with the Indian Peace Keeping Force
- As Commander of an armoured regiment, and also an armoured brigade
- As a military observer on a UN assignment
- As an instructor at various institutions, including the Defence Services Staff College
- As a director in the Directorate General of Military Operations
Defence, National Security
Last modified: April 21, 2022
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