BRIG Hemant Mahajan

BRIG Hemant Mahajan

Passionate writer on National Security related issues, Brig Hemant Mahajan YSM (Retd) is M Sc, M Phil in Defence Studies. He joined IMA Dehradun in July 1973 and passed out as a Commissioned Officer on 15 June 1975. He was commissioned into 7 MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY. He has served extensively in Counter Insurgency Operations in Insurgency and Terrorist prone areas of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and North East and has taken part in all important operations undertaken by the Army since 1975.

Brig Hemant Mahajan served in Jammu & Kashmir, in the deserts of Rajasthan, in Super High Altitude areas of Kargil and Leh, forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh. He was deployed in Punjab in ‘Operation Avert’. He was also involved in maintaining peace post ‘Operation Bluestar’ days in Punjab in the worst affected district of Gurdaspur, Taran Taran and Amritsar.He served in the areas of Darjeeling, Kurseong, Siliguri and Sikkim. He commanded his battalion 7 MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY in Operation Rakshak in the most difficult areas of Poonch and Rajouri during the times of highest militancy. His unit was responsible for stopping terrorists from Pakistan into Jammu and Kashmir. His unit was awarded Unit Citation, 18 gallantry awards including YSM (gallantry) for the officer.

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‘Can 26/11 be repeated? Can a boat get in without being detected? We have improved a lot since last 7 years. However, It is not possible to look at every boat every day. Therefore, technology & intelligence is required for early detection of threat...

National Security09/12/2016
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Brig Hemant Mahajan writes about National security & mad race for TRP ratings..

Media19/07/2012
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Illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators are causing a menace in the country. Overly poor, they are ready to do any job at damn low rates, resulting in job threats to local population. Further, the infiltrato.....

National Security14/02/2012
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ARE WE SAFER THREE YEARS AFTER 26/11? REVIEW OF COASTAL SECURITY PART 4 BY BRIG HEMANT MAHAJAN, YSM, (RETD) Part 4 Disinterested politicians,  powerful bureaucracy building its own kingdoms, generic intelligence, corrupt customs ..

National Security26/12/2011
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MANIPUR A FAILED STATE? The insurgency in Manipur has, over the years, become increasingly homicidal, and trends in 2011 only demonstrate a further acceleration says Brig, Mahajan ..

National Security14/11/2011
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Brig. Hemant Mahajan suggests that Chief Of Naval Staff should be maritime security advisor. Indian Navy should take over coastal command..

National Security05/12/2011
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Brig. Hemant Mahajan asks Will more 26/11 happen? Is Govt missing out on real security challenges?..

Terrorism21/11/2011