Lt Gen VG Khandare, the second Military Adviser to India’s National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) recently received a one-year extension in the current role. He works directly with the National Security Adviser (NSA).
Two days ago, Afghanistan marked its 101st Independence Day. Over the course of this 24-hour window meant to feature celebrations and patriotic displays, 75 separate attacks ravaged 22 different provinces of the country.
Son of a Hindi professor and an officer in the Indian Army, he has the mind of an explorer and heart of a poet. Anonymous to everyone, he is exceedingly familiar to his readers through his moving, comforting verses. One quiet afternoon, he recounts his touching story to The Tilak Chronicle.