In this Issue – November 2022

Letter from the Editor


China is the Threat
By visiting Kargil on Diwali, PM Modi is wrongly putting the focus on Pakistan

See Far, Shoot Furthest
Russia-Ukraine war underscores the importance of standoff missiles to degrade the enemy


Partner in Progress
The Boeing roadmap is to support the modernisation of the Indian armed forces


Ready for Theatre Commands
But organisational structure must be suited for Indian conditions, says air chief

New Branch, New Challenges
Weapon System branch in IAF will face teething issues but is step in right direction

Effect-Based Purchases
Defence ministry’s ‘Buy Indian’ push delays army’s need for light tanks, infantry vehicles

Vintage Tech | Vocal for Local
Indigenously developed equipment will remain with Indian armed forces for next 30-40 years

Shoot and Scoot
Indigenously made truck-mounted heavy artillery gun will meet long pending requirement


Blood, Sweat and Tears
How 18 Grenadiers won Tiger Hills during the Kargil conflict. An extract

Book of Reckoning
A tour de force of South Asia’s military, tech and strategic dynamics


Reform & Restructure
R.C. Sharma

Guts, Grit and Glory | Task Cut Out For CDS
Maj Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)

The Soldier’s Dilemma | Go The Extra Mile
Brig. Ravi Palsokar (retd)




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