In this Issue – September 2022

Letter from the Editor


Danger Ahead
Unresolved land border issues continue to shackle India in the north

Dual Control Plagues Assam Rifles
With no clarity on command and control, this fine fighting force is gradually losing its teeth

Internal Affairs, External Threat
Terrorists, criminals take advantage of disturbed relations for their nefarious activities

New Challenges Along the Border
Offensive deployment needed to counter threat of drones, defeat Pakistan’s designs


Flying Blind
Policy flipflops leave India behind Pakistan, China in airborne early warning system

PLAN’S Undersea Heft
China to procure new subs for constant patrolling of its coastal waters

Lethal Touch
Dramatic advances made in smart munitions in recent years, with US leading the way

India at 75
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrated across the nation

Boeing’s Super Hornet Pitch
Says if chosen, the naval fighter will have economic impact of USD 3.6 billion in a decade on Indian defence industry


Reading List | Reading Marks a Leader
AVM Anil Golani (retd)

I Don’t Think That a Sense of Alienation Which May Have Existed a Decade Ago, Exists Anymore
Tuhin Sinha, author of The Great Tribal Warriors of Bharat

A Matter of Choice
In memory of unsung tribal warriors. An extract

Outdated Lessons
The art and science of war needs a relook. An extract

US’s Post-Cold War Folly
Instead of trying to spread liberalism, its foreign policy should have been pragmatic


Russia’s Long War
Andrew Korybko

Back to the Basics
Cdr Shrikumar Sangiah (retd)

Shadow-Boxing on Taiwan
Girish Linganna

One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Brig Ravi Palsokar (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab




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