In this Issue – August 2019

Letter from the Editor


Road Under Construction
Systemic glitches continue to dog Make in India dream


The Dragon’s Moves
PLA ground force build-ups during and after Doklam standoff

T’was the Great Victory
The nation commemorates 20 years of the Kargil conflict

Mission Possible
11-member ITBP team undertakes a daunting mission at 21,000 feet to rescue the dead mountaineers

Search for Ideal Partner
Lockeed Martin gets together industry partners at the Supplier Conference 2019 for the proposed indigenous F-21 production

Border Insecurity
Shortfalls in budget 2019 has left the BSF disheartened

Fire Power
New rifle procurements raise hopes for the battle readiness of the army

Space Unlimited
With Gaganyaan, India readies itself for the manned mission


Our Labs are Working on Many Products With AI-Based Technologies. We Have Also Set-Up a Young Scientist Lab in This Critical Technology Domain
Secretary, department of defence R&D and chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

IEDs remain a matter of concern for CRPF
Director General, Central Reserve Police Force, R.R. Bhatnagar

At present, Approximately 25 Per Cent BOPs of the ITBP Are Air Maintained. We Won’t Have a Separate Air Wing as We Already Have Helicopters Available From Different Sources
Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police S.S. Deswal


Books | Taming the Skies
This is an extract from the essay air power in the decades ahead written by Air Cmde Jasjit Singh


Money Over Matter | More the Merrier
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Reason to Cheer
Ravi Palsokar

Reform and Revive
Sanjiv Krishan Sood

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney


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