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  • Colonel Arvind Dutta

    Research Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person no longer works for IDSA.


    Military Diplomacy, India-US Relations, West Asia Peace Process, Indian Engagement with Africa


    Colonel Arvind Dutta was commissioned into the DOGRA Regiment (Infantry) in June 1982. An alumnus of DSSC, Wellington, he has attended Senior Command and Higher Command courses at the Army War College, Mhow. He has served in various types of terrain including the Siachen Glacier area. He has held various instructional and staff appointments including Instructor in National Defence Academy, Deputy Assistant Military Secretary and General Staff Officer Grade 2 (Operations and Training) in Headquarters Indian Military Training Team, Bhutan. He has also served with the Rashtriya Rifles and was deployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Col. Dutta commanded an Infantry Battalion during OP PARAKRAM and Line of Control environment. He was last posted in Additional Directorate General of Perspective Planning (ADG PP) as Director Perspective Planning (Strategic Studies Global), where he also tenanted the appointment of Secretary Indo-US Army Executive Steering Group - the prime agency for steering Indo-US Army to Army co-operation events.