Pravin Sawhney started FORCE in August 2003 along with Ghazala Wahab. An author of two books, The Defence Makeover: Ten Myths That Shape India’s Image and Operation Parakram: The War Unfinished, a widely circulated monograph, Ballistic Missile Imperatives Between India And Pakistan, which he co-authored with Pakistani scholar Nazir Kamal at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, US, Pravin writes on strategic, defence and foreign policy issues. He also writes a monthly column, Bottomline in FORCE.
Before starting FORCE, Pravin was the South Asia correspondent based in New Delhi with Jane’s International Defence Review, Jane’s Information Group, Surrey (UK) for six years. Taking premature retirement from the Indian Army (artillery), Pravin started his journalistic career with Business and Political Observer newspaper from where he moved on to the Times of India and Indian Express newspapers, finally leaving defence reporting in 1996 as defence editor, The Asian Age.
He has also been a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London, UK and a visiting scholar at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, US.
He tweets regularly at www.twitter.com/pravinsawhney
Ghazala Wahab started FORCE in August 2003 along with Pravin Sawhney. Apart from writing on issues like homeland security, terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, Left-Wing Extremism and religious extremism, Ghazala is responsible for the overall production of the magazine every month. Working closely with contributors, advertisers and designers, she wears multiple hats to ensure that no issue of FORCE misses its monthly deadline. She also writes a monthly column, First Person, in FORCE.
From 2003-1998, Ghazala worked as a principal correspondent in the Delhi bureau (features) of The Telegraph newspaper focussing on subjects like terrorism, communalism, international refugees and internally displace people, and insurgency. She also contributed a chapter on the changing profile of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir for the book Operation Parakram, authored by Pravin Sawhney and Lt Gen. V.K. Sood.
Ghazala started her career in journalism with The Asian Age newspaper in 1994, where apart from routine reporting and sub-editing, she brought out a weekly defence and security page.
She tweets regularly at www.twitter.com/ghazalawahab