In this Issue – May 2024

Letter from the Editor


Powered By AI in Networks
PLA’s Information Support Force would ensure secure and more efficient coordination

Unmanned Force
Intelligent robots can influence the tactical battlefield

Cheap and Dispensable
Cost-effective drones are changing the economics of warfare


A Question of Parity
Jawans feel shortchanged by OROP implementation, continue fight for parity

Embrace the Change
Army Commanders’ Conference commits to modernisation through indigenization

Powerplant Progress
Efforts to indigenise engines on combat platforms are slowly delivering results

Call to Arms
Adani Group expands its defence business amidst calls indigenisation and exports

Tech Infusion
Rapid technological advancements fuel extensive transformation in the defence and aerospace sectors

The Indian Outpost
The importance Securing the Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Red Shrinks
Sharp drop in Maoist violence; affected districts down to 38 from 75 in 2015

Stock Taking
Rajnath Singh visits Siachen for ground assessment of the security situation

Meeting of Minds
Indian Army seminar on ‘Year of Tech Absorption, Empowering the Soldier’


‘This Ideological Fluidity is Also an Outcome of the Kind of Thinker Lajpat Rai Was—He Was Not Ideological But Instead Flexible’
Vanya Vaidehi Bhargav, author of Being Hindu, Being Indian: Lala Lajpat Rai’s Ideas of Nationhood

Complexities of History
Vanya Vaidehi Bhargav

State’s Vengeance
Alpa Shah

Nehru’s Vision
Aditya Mukherjee


Quality Over Quantity
Lt Gen. Z.U. Shah (retd)

Value Addition
Brig. B.L. Poonia (retd)

Keep the Momentum
Maj. Gen. Rambir Mann (retd)

New Government, Old Issues
S.K. Sood

Lean and Agile
R.C. Sharma



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