In this Issue – June 2023

Letter from the Editor

Cover Story

Make in India
Defence procurement process requires professional expertise in diverse disciplines to be effective and efficient

Turbulence Ahead
As India falters, Indian Ocean Region is seeing increasing Chinese subsea activity

Losing Fight for Fighters
Make in India policy and bureaucracy stalling procurement of modern jets

Situational Awareness
Re-evaluate air defence system during peace time to meet challenges of newer missiles


Silver Shower
BrahMos Aerospace completes 25 years

A Journey of 25 Years
How BrahMos Aerospace has come a long way since its inception

Change and Continuity
What BrahMos Aerospace leaders told FORCE over the years

Commentary | India Faces Strategic Isolation
Recent Quad decisions on 5G and 6G telecom will adversely impact free flow of data, trade and capital

Shifting Military Preferences
Malaysia, Indonesia among countries moving away from Russian-origin weapon systems

Flight to Sustainability
Indian carriers moving ahead to accelerate adoption of green fuel in future

Small Aircraft, Big Need
Tactical transport planes critical for regular maintenance of troops in remote areas

News in Pictures


The IRRPL is Ready to Fully Equip the Personnel of Any Indian Law Enforcement Agencies
President, Kalashnikov Concern, Alan Lushnikov


Xi Jinping Has Already Been Prepared to Take High Strategic Risks in the South China Sea and Along the Northern Indian Border
Ross Babbage, author of the new book The Next Major War: Can the US and its Allies Win Against China?


Different Standards
Col Narinder Singh Dahiya (retd)

Bite the Bullet
R.C. Sharma

Stop Identity Politics
Nandita Haksar

Pravin Sawhney



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