In this Issue – September 2023

Letter from the Editor

Cover Story

China’s BRICS
With six new members, it’s becoming the voice of the Global South

Blowback from Africa
Coups against pro-western leaders opens a window for India to build long terms relations in the continent


Lessons from ISRO
State-owned defence enterprises need to study successes in high-technology space programmes

A Mixed Bag
India’s indigenous UAV development programme has encountered more misses than hits

Targeted Approach
Terminally guided munitions will be key differentiator in any future conflict in Himalayas

Pakistan Diversifies Defence Imports
Turkey joins the list of suppliers of new-generation weapon systems to India’s neighbour

Fear of the Known
In interconnected age, one-size-fits-all deterrence is ineffective to tackle cyber threats

Double Whammy in NE
Overstretched Assam Rifles, Myanmar coup combine to disturb Northeast’s security & social balance

Time to De-Stress
CRPF to hire psychologists to strengthen mental health of its personnel, especially those guarding VIPs

Shades of Independence
Tales of celebrations from three cities, New Delhi, Imphal and Srinagar


Between Pulls and Pressures
The real reason why Prime Minister Vajpayee conducted the 1998 nuclear tests. An extract


Not Making in India
Shrikumar Sangiah

No Place to Escape
D.K. Pandey

Defending the Defenders
Rajeev Kumar and Satyanarayana V. Nandury

Train or Perish
S.K. Sood

The Great Escape
Brig. Ravi Palsokar (retd)



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