In this Issue – April 2020

Letter from the Editor


Interdependent Neighbours
This month onwards, FORCE starts a series in which it will look at India’s ties with the countries that have signed up for the BRI. We start with Bangladesh


Message from the Jungle
Left-Wing Extremism continues to be internal security challenge number one

Leadership Vacuum
The recent riots in Delhi have proven that the IPS lacks capable leaders who can uphold principles and values

To become more effective in their assigned roles, CAPFs need their own cadre to lead

Control the Mob
Internal security measures should take top priority in these difficult times


Prepare and Prevent
The Indian airline industry will need robust measures to be back on its feet

Life in Times of Covid-19
Armed forces in India and across the world are rising to the occasion to help fight the deadly virus


An Equal Ground
Women officers in the army finally win the battle for Permanent Commission

Active and Alert
The Indian Navy’s P-8I leads its Maritime Domain Awareness missions


Quantum and the Magic Decoder Ring
How cyber and emerging technologies will change society and warfare

Court and Conspiracy
How Siraj-ud-Daulah’s fate was sealed well before the battle was joined


Strengthen the Backbone
Lt Gen. Abhay Krishna (retd)

Stay Connected
Ajay Singh

Back to the Drawing Board
Capt. Jawahar Bhagwat PhD (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab





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