In this Issue – August 2017

Letter from the Editor


The Americans Are Back
F-16 for the IAF and F/A-18 for the Indian Navy

Walk the Talk
A meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan is the way forward to break the present impasse

On the Rocks
Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit talks about the importance of talks

Games Navies Play
Malabar 2017 was the perfect platform to showcase India’s maritime might

Fired Up
Indian Army has speeded up its artillery acquisition

Green Light at Last
OFB and BEL will carry out the upgrades on 693 BMP-2s of the Indian Army

Rebels on a Pause
As insurgency wanes in the Northeast, government must move forward with implementable peace processes

Change is in the Air
Under its new DG, the CRPF is bringing in new welfare and improved security measures

Cyber Bullies
Increased incidents of cyberspace ransom are a serious security threat


Ready for the Fight
At MAKS 2017, the refurbished MiG-35 occupied a pride of place

Photo Feature
MAKS in Pictures


On the Waterfront
Russian shipyards are optimistic about future programmes in India


‘We are Keen on Inducting DRDO AIP Without Any Add-Ons. Our Prototype is Available and Working… (it) has Been Partially Tested. The Full Testing Should be Ready by the End of This Year’
Chairman, DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Dr S. Christopher

‘In Time UAC Will Become a Single Window For all Aftersales Support Activities for all Aviation Platforms Developed and Manufactured in Russia’
President, United Aircraft Corporation, Yury Slyusar

‘The Indian P-8I and the US P-8A Have a Considerable Amount of Commonality… the P-8I is Perfectly Capable of Operating Alongside the P-8A’
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht

‘Naval Group in India is Keen to Have the DRDO AIP Integrated in the P75 Submarines Sooner or Later’
Managing director, Naval Group in India, Bernard Buisson

‘Nearly 800 Platforms Deployed by the Indian Armed Forces Are Equipped with Safran Inertial Reference Systems’
CEO, Safran India, Stephane Lauret

‘We Have Taken a Very Important Initiative in the Form of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System to Modernise the Fence’
Director General, Border Security Force, K.K. Sharma


Caesar on the Roll
Along with L&T, Nexter is set to develop Indian artillery systems


Lessons from the Past
Cmde Lalit Kapur (retd)

Money Over Matter
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney


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