In this Issue – January 2023

Letter from the Editor


A Matter of Honour
Political, military leadership must ensure that no unlawful or ambiguous orders are given

Future War, Futuristic Tech
Prospect of two front war in high altitude poses many challenges for India

Rain of Fire
Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers have proved their worth in ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict

Mobile Lethality
Despite several revisions, army’s fighting vehicles programme continues to crawl

Battle Proof
Close air support is vital mission performed by helicopters and many new ones are in offing

Small arms, big demand
Only way to meet continuous supply is to manufacture rifles, carbines within country


Aatmanirbharta by 2047
Navy Chief says commissioning of INS Vikrant was highlight of self-reliance

China’s Unceasing Build-Up
Besides operationalising three new brigades, it has built underground facilities with missile systems

Year in Pictures 2022
India assumes leadership of G-20 for one year


The Bidders Had Raised Certain Concerns on Some Clauses of the (P-75I) RFP and the Same Have Been Resolved by Minor Changes to the RFP’
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R. Hari Kumar PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC


We Must Keep in Mind That the Technology we are Faced With is Software-Driven and is Thus Evolving at a Rapid Pace
Pravin Sawhney, author of The Last War: How AI Will Shape India’s Final Showdown With China

A Tale of Two Armies
Chaos, confusion and desperation in the run-up to US’ exit from Afghanistan. An extract

Talking Pictures
What art tells us about popular narrative in the years leading up to independence. An extract


Primary Role
Yashovardhan Azad

Reform or Perish
R.C. Sharma

Cadets first, Women Later
Maj. Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney



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