Book Details

Book title: SUN- TZU :THE ART OF WAR
Author(s): Col Vinay B Dalvi (Retd)
ISBN: 9788182746190
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: PB
Pages: 104
Price: Rs. 250 Rs. 250
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Sun Tzu wrote `The Art of War` in China 2500 years ago.  It is the earliest known treatise on the subject of war which has never been surpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding.

Even today this book is considered to be the most concentrated essence of wisdom on war and also the source of all Chinese strategic and tactical doctrines.

For the rapid and uninterrupted economic growth of a vast country like India there is an indispensable need of a strong and robust defence establishment with an effective mechanism to ward off frequent and multifarious threats imposed upon us due to the geo-strategic nature of our country having vast frontiers, live international borders and long vulnerable sea coasts.
If our political rulers, bureaucrats, and military commanders study this systematic treatise on the successful conduct of war, it could help our country to not only overcome the present security challenges but also effectively steer it through turbulent times ahead.

ABOUT Author


Col Vinay B Dalvi (Retd) Commissioned on 13th June, 1971 from IMA Dehradun. A third generation officer, served for 8 years with 4 Maratha L I (Infantry). He was transferred into APTC and served 29 years till his retirement in 2008.

 37 years distinguished service includes tenures with all the sectors / commands of the Indian Army. Instructor in IMA, NDA and OTA. Also served at Army HQ, Southern and Eastern Command HQs, ASPT and AFSC (Pune) and other Regimental Training Centers.

 An outstanding all round sportsman, excelled in Hockey. Twice decorated, he was a coach/manager of Services teams in Hockey, Athletics, Aquatics, Wrestling and Gymnastics.

 A keen writer with an analytical mind; written many articles on personality development. Critically reviewed many existing policies on Physical Training & Sports and brought out very positive and beneficial recommendations for the services and their premier training institutions.

His first book, “Role Model” - A key to character development, won fame and admiration in the Armed Forces and was highly appreciated by the defence hierarchy including the Raksha Mantri.

A first ever wake-up call on the state of officer’s selection and training. His contribution is highlighted by Maj Gen Raj Mehta in the cover story “Evolving Martial Curriculum/Grim Portents” of Geopolitics magazine - November 2011 issue and “Unleashing the UPSC”- January 2012 issue.

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