In this Issue – February 2018

Letter from the Editor

Letters to the Editor


Force Forward
Military power to drive China’s foreign policy

Vulnerable Frontiers
With a road and new defences in the Shaksgam Valley PLA further entrenches itself

General’s Concerns
The issue of Doklam dominated COAS’s annual press conference

Plan is in Place
The Chinese Navy now boasts of 14 newly commissioned warships

An Uncertain Future
Cybercrime and security are serious concerns for which the government has to be prepared

Offshore Activities
China is aggressively building on the reefs and shoals in South China Sea


Protection Gear
Add-on armour is a cheaper and effective solution on the battlefield against mean machines such as RPGs

Target Achieved
To meet the Indian Navy’s demand, a host of radars are being developed

Action Along the Coast
It is in India’s interest to further maritime cooperation in the IOR

Lethal Weapons
The navy has procured BRAHMOS variants and anti-ship missiles

Going Great Guns
Work is at HAL to complete the first batch of LCA MK1A Tejas aircraft to be delivered in 2018-19

Of Rohingyas, Refugees and Rights
End 2016, there were 22.5 million refugees across the world, a serious crisis faced by humanity

Chasing a Mirage
Under ‘Make in India’ many defence projects have either been stalled or cancelled, none has been completed

Paving the Way
The BRAHMOS missile can be an example for Make in India programmes

Big Boost
DRDO’s Project SFDR proves that solid propellants are here to stay

White Elephant
The government is all set to sell the debt-ridden national carrier

Change is in the Air
Government fast-tracks procurement process for CAPFs

Black Cats Triumph
NSG wins its first ever trophy at the All India Commando Police Competition

Civil Aviation News


Friend in Need
Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat (retd)

Cost of Indecision
Richard Wileman

Ready for Future
Dnyanada Palkar

The IPKF Misadventure
Ravi Palsokar

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney