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  • Brig. Rumel Dahiya, SM (Retd.)

    Deputy Director General
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Deputy Director General of IDSA from October 2010 to October 2016

    Joined IDSA

    February 2010


    Net Assessment, India’s Defence and Security Policies, West Asia


    MSc and MPhil in Defence and Security Studies, MSc in Disaster Mitigation, Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights.


    Brig Rumel Dahiya, SM (Retd) is Deputy Director General at the Institute of Defence Studies & Analyses. He is also Coordinator of the Military Affairs Centre and Managing Editor of the Journal of Defence Studies.

    Brig. Dahiya is an Indian Army veteran with extensive command and staff experience spanning 32 years, including in counter-insurgency operations. He previously served as a Defence Attache to Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, and with the Indian Military Training Team in Bhutan. He also served with Military Operations Directorate of the Indian Army and Net Assessment Directorate at Integrated Defence Staff. Brig. Dahiya is a graduate of the National Defence College and Defence Services Staff College. He was awarded the Sword of Honour and Gold Medal at the Indian Military Academy at his commissioning.

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