In this Issue – July 2023

Letter from the Editor

Cover Story

Expensive Embrace
Prime Minister Modi’s US visit has made India more vulnerable against China


Battlefield Eye
Indigenously developed ground-based radars have yielded good results, but greater private sector participation needed

Fighting in the Dark
Night vision devices can give soldiers edge even in pitch dark conditions

Reality of Virtual Threats
Regularly updating cybersecurity measures will enable India secure its digital assets, preserve sovereignty

Short on Torpedoes
Shortfall in Indian Navy’s underwater weapons is being alleviated by indigenously-developed systems

Out of Covid’s Shadow
Paris Air Show sees renewed optimism about the revival of the aviation sector

Unending Spiral of Violence
Manipur’s social fabric torn to shreds as militant groups join the clash between Meiteis and Kukis

News in Pictures


Turning Adversity Into Advantage
Shikha Saxena, the author of Nation First

Vajpayee Was in Many Ways a Bridge; Without Him There Would be no Modi
Abhishek Choudhary, author of Vajpayee: The Ascent of the Hindu Right, 1924–1977

Coming of Age
How the Kashmir issue provided a leg up to Vajpayee’s political career. An extract

Unmanned Future
How small drones can revolutionise warfare once battery life is improved. An extract


It’s All in the Network
Col Mandeep Singh (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab



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