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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.

 
     
 
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.
5 DAYS 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.
A MONTH 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.
2 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.
3 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.
5 MONTHS AGO
 
 
India-Myanmar border guarding needs a fresh approach
In this op-ed, veteran BSF commandant RC Sharma calls upon the Centre to deploy the BSF on the India-Myanmar border and relieve the Assam Rifles to focus solely on counterinsurgency. He puts forward cogent arguments to support his case.
6 MONTHS AGO
 
 
Manipur violence is becoming a national security threat, government must act now
In this article, RC Sharma, veteran BSF commandant, says the Manipur violence is becoming a national security threat and gives some suggestions to the Centre to stop it from spreading to other states.
7 MONTHS AGO
 
 
Now, Manipur calls for ‘aggressive’ peace posturing
In this article, RC Sharma, veteran BSF commandant, discusses the ongoing Manipur violence and calls to resolve the inter-community strife there with “aggressive” peace posturing.
7 MONTHS AGO
 
 
 
 

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