In this Issue – September 2017

Letter from the Editor


Official Peace
Yet, Kashmir continues to simmer

Fuel to Fire
The plea against Article 35A is adding to instability in Kashmir

Game of Politics
Former PDP minister Tariq Hameed Karra recounts how the ‘unholy alliance’ was made

Hollow Promises
Donald Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan will not solve the problem, only make it worse

A Fight to Win
Terror can be best countered with new policies, latest technology and dynamic leadership

There is a Need for Dialogue and Track Two Engagement of the Ideologues to Resolve the Issues
Director General Police, Himachal Pradesh, Somesh Goyal

War by Other Means
Cyber warfare in India needs a proactive strategy and not ossified policies


Much Ado About Nothing
Modi government should ditch bombast and focus on building military power to avoid crises like Doklam


Friendship Matters
Delay in acquiring US-2 aircraft doesn’t bode well for Indo-Japanese ties

And it Begins
Russians are gung-ho about Indian Navy’s P-75I submarine programme

Grand Expansion Plans
PLA has a host of rotary-winged vertical envelopment options to choose from

India’s Unresolved Coastal Quandary
Use of technology and multi-agency coordination is the way ahead for safer coasts

Trained to Excel
Boeing India and AIESL sign MoU for AME apprenticeship programme

It’s All in the Eyes
Pilots gain the upper hand with new age helmet mounted display systems

To be Precise
India has a wide variety of land-based precision guided munitions to choose from

Apache Indian
The Indian Air Force is preparing to induct the much sought-after Boeing AH-64E helicopters

Meaner and Mightier
The government rolls out the upgraded Hawk-i jet trainer

Women Ahoy!
An all-women team sets out to circumnavigate the globe in a one-of-a-kind expedition

UDAN Takes-Off
The second round of bidding for UDAN has piqued the interest of airlines but operational status remains hazy

Photo Feature
India at 70


Awaiting Eurosatory 2018
Over the years the unique land and airland defence and security event has grown bigger and better


Beyond Surgical Strikes
Lt Gen. Vinod Bhatia (retd)

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

Guts, Grit and Glory
Maj. Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)



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