In this Issue – April 2024

Letter from the Editor


Wrong War
Exercise Bharat Shakti exposes Indian Army’s claims of preparedness

Unmanned Lethality
Kamikaze sea drones can transform maritime warfare


No Time to Lose
The Indian Armed Forces have been meeting critical shortfalls through emergency procurement

Problem of Plenty
Hindustan Aeronautics now has orders in hand, the challenge is delivering them on time

Alternate Reality
How to secure our democracy from deepfake lies

The Road is Here
The industrial corridors hold promise, but are not yet the answer to defence imports

Common Concerns
India, US hold homeland security dialogue in Delhi

Lightweight Firepower
The Indian Army needs light tanks in good numbers

End of an Era
Unhappy with the Agnipath scheme, Gurkhas are joining the Russian Army

In Human Interest
India-US Hold Bilateral Tri-Service HADR Exercise Tiger Triumph-24

To Build a Fortress
Hostile land borders have increased the need for enhanced border technologies


It Didn’t Start in May
Shooting the Sun is an insightful, candid and forthright description of the situation prevailing in Manipur

‘Their [IPS’] Diverse Backgrounds Can Contribute to Strategic Planning, Effective Decision Making and the Implementation of Best Practices Within CAPFs’
Om Prakash Singh, author of Crime, Grime and Gumption

The Most Coveted
Harrison Akins

Difficult Days
Sanjay Jha

Shaping a New Idiom
G.N. Devy


Burden of History
Brig. B.L. Poonia (retd)

Smart and Safe
R.C. Sharma



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