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Rattan Chand Sharma
Joined: December 21, 2022
The author retired as a commandant in the Border Security Force. Before joining the BSF, he served in the Indian Army as a short service commissioned officer. After retirement, he had a brief stint in the academia. Currently, he is a commentator on security and strategic issues and regularly contributes to various well-known journals.

 
     
 
National security and India-US convergence
In this op-ed, former BSF commandant RC Sharma discusses the implications of India-US security cooperation will likely to have for New Delhi in the rapidly changing geopolitical dynamics, especially in the Indo-Pacific region and its neighbourhood.
3 WEEKS AGO
 
 
Restrategizing anti-Naxalite operations is key to end Maoist insurgency
In his latest op-ed, veteran BSF commandant RC Sharma writes that the momentum gained by the recent success by a joint BSF and DRG operation in Bastar’s Kanker against Naxalite insurgents must be maintained by restrategizing future operations.
A MONTH AGO
 
 
Need ethics code and cooling-off period for veterans joining politics
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant RC Sharma writes that we must welcome veterans in politics, but there must be a cooling-off period for them before joining and an ethics code must govern their conduct.
2 MONTHS AGO
 
 
India-Myanmar Border: Construct fence and strengthen free-movement regime
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant RC Sharma writes on the India-Myanmar border and presents a strong case to build a fence and to bring back the free-movement regime.
4 MONTHS AGO
 
 
Bringing Jammu & Kashmir out of the quagmire of militancy
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant RC Sharma writes on the perpetual state of militancy in Jammu & Kashmir and suggests ways to pull it out of the quagmire.
5 MONTHS AGO
 
 
Tackling attrition in CAPFs: A call for in-depth analysis and proactive measures
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant RC Sharma discusses the high rate of attrition in the CAPFs, analyses the causes, and suggests some changes to tackle the concerning issue.
6 MONTHS AGO
 
 
October 7 Hamas raid in Israel: Lessons for India in border guarding
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant Rattan Chand Sharma says our border-guarding CAPFs have much to learn from the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. He also suggests a few things that the border-guarding and security establishment can adopt.
7 MONTHS AGO
 
 
Duality of command in border guarding detrimental to national security
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant Rattan Chand Sharma bats for for placing border-guarding CAPFs under one command both in India’s settled and unsettled borders. He says duality in command makes harms India’s security interests.
8 MONTHS AGO
 
 
 
 

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