In this Issue – June 2024

Letter from the Editor


25 Years of Kargil
Too many reviews, too little learning

A Taste of Glory
Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis (retd)

View From the Sky
An air warrior’s first person account of the Kargil conflict

From Learning to Unlearning
The biggest lesson from the Kargil victory is to prepare for the future

’Twas A Great Victory
How Operation Vijay led to the actual vijay in the Kargil conflict

Small But Significant
Time to remember BSF’s role during the Kargil conflict


Winter is Coming
India Army is still short of adequate winter gear for high altitude

Aerial Security
India’s various air defence systems require seamless integration

Unending Turmoil
Yearlong ethnic violence between Kukis and Meiteis has deeply divided Manipur

Increased Responsibilities
CISF to carry out more tasks, including guard Parliament House and ED offices


We Will Continue Accomplishing the Objectives of the Special Military Operation. The Demilitarisation of Ukraine is a Necessary Step
Minister of foreign affairs, Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov


Neighbourhood First Needs to be Perceived by Our Neighbours as a Living Day-To-Day Indian Foreign Policy Priority and Not Just a Slogan
Ambassador K.V. Rajan and Atul K Thakur, authors of Kathmandu Chronicle: Reclaiming India-Nepal Relations

A Himalayan Misunderstanding
A border dispute which can be resolved with mutual trust and understanding. An extract

Shadow Games
A policeman’s story of covert operations and overt politics. An extract


The New Contestation
Cdr S Shrikumar(retd)



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