In this Issue – November 2017

Letter from the Editor

COVER STORY

Trust, But Verify
Despite fences and walls, Indian homeland remains vulnerable

Canines to the Rescue
NTCD hopes to increase training courses to meet emerging security challenges

Genuine or Sham?
Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment as an interlocutor raises some pertinent questions

The Resolute Black Cats
As NSG celebrates 33rd Raising Day, its Director General spells out what makes it a ‘world class zero error force’

Long Overdue
A Rs 25,000 crore financial boost comes for internal security and police reforms

Wake Up to Reality
China Lists the Kashmir Conflict as its Top Priority

INTERVIEWS

The JV represents an exciting new development for MBDA and India as it provides the ideal vehicle for advancing the “Make in India” strategy
Country Head, MBDA Group, India, Loïc Piedevache

A proposal for attaining self-regulatory status in the BSF Air Wing is in the process and under consideration at MHA
Air Vice Marshal V S Bharti YSM VM VSM, IG (Air) Border Security Force

FEATURE/REPORT

Weapon of Choice
Air launch BrahMos-A is ready to be tested end 2017

Being Unserious
Why threats of Cold Start and TNWs are mere rhetoric

Colours of Glory
85th Air Force Day celebrated with pomp and show

For Soldiers’ Comfort
A slew of companies is trying to make life easier for soldiers living in harsh terrains

Air Defence
India is taking aerial threats seriously by building the much required capabilities

Wind Beneath India’s Wings
IATA’s new report projects India as the third largest aviation market by 2025

Myanmar Calling
The government’s ‘Act East’ policy gathers steam

Joint Action
Exercise INDRA 2017 includes for the first time all three services of the armed forces

Being Good Neighbours
The BSF addresses vulnerable border outposts with more manpower and technology

The French Connection
On her first visit, French armed forces minister gets a sense of Indo-French cooperation

Fitness Test
Army’s armoured vehicles get the long overdue upgrades

New Threats, Better Solutions
Indian Navy is investing in latest maritime reconnaissance and surveillance platforms

Building the Future
Larsen & Toubro Launches Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

BY INVITATION

Best Practices
Cyber-physical security is a must for military critical infrastructure nowadays

COLUMNS

Last of the Rebels
Niranjan Sahoo

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Bottomline
Pravin Sawhney