In this Issue – February 2023

Letter from the Editor


All Eyes in the Sky
IAF needs to carefully weigh its future options to retain its combat capability

Unmanned Future
Low cost, stealth, zero human fatality give UAVs an edge over manned aircraft

Roadblocks to Aatmanirbharta
Despite efforts at self-reliance, India will continue to depend on imports of critical arms

Threat from the Sky
Aerial threats evolving at rapid pace, they call for upgraded air defence systems

JV The Way
OEMs are partnering with domestic companies to Make in India


All in the Mind
China has developed blueprint to dominate perceptions, narratives without need for actual conflict

Year of Transformation
General Pande says Agnipath scheme, modernisation & rightsizing are top priorities

By Invitation

Our Organisation Believes in ‘Creating Technologies’ rather than a ‘Transfer of Technology
CEO, Aerospace Business Division, Bharat Forge, Guru Biswal

BEL Has Identified Exports & Offsets As One of Its Thrust Areas and has Drawn up Plans to Offer its Select Products and Systems to Various Export Markets
Chairman and managing director, Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bhanu Prakash Srivastava

From Ground to Air
Almaz-Antey Brings Full Portfolio to Aero India 2023

Whither Kalashnikov
The curious case of keeping IRRPL out of the CQB carbine tender

Picture Story

From Raj to Kartavyah
Glimpses from the 74th Republic Day parade


Our Number One Priority in India is Always The Same—to Deliver Successfully All Our Programmes for the Indian Armed Forces
Country Head MBDA & MBDA India General Delegate, Ludovic Dumont

Boeing’s Commitment to India is Deep and Far-Reaching, Far Ahead of Any Foreign OEM in the Defence and Aerospace Sector
President, Boeing India, Salil Gupte

Our F-21 Offer is Also ‘Made in India’ Which Addresses the goals of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ While Providing India With an Improved Security Cooperation Relationship With the United States
Vice president and chief executive, Lockheed Martin India, William L. Blair

For 7 Decades, Thales Has Been India’s Trusted Partner, Sharing Technologies and Expertise in Defence, Aerospace, Transport and Digital Identity & Security Markets
Vice president and country director, India-Thales, Ashish Saraf


The Tragedy of Kashmir
How anxiety about Russia, made the US dabble in J&K. An extract

Unheard Voices
How Adivasis are being pushed out of their jal, jungal and jameen. An extract


In Human Interest
Nandita Haksar



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