In this Issue – August 2020

Letter from the Editor


First Person | The Quicksand of Kashmir
A year after the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, the situation remains dire

The Hat Throwers
The Ladakh crisis shows that China’s policy towards India is shaped by its military power

View from China | From Line to Zone
The China-India border issue needs a new political solution

View from Pakistan | Modi’s Choice
In Ladakh, India is caught between a rock and a hard place

View from Russia | Changed Equations
The Galwan incident will have far-reaching bilateral, regional, and global consequences

More Muscle Power
Past few years have seen the PLARF expand its capabilities


For Greater Good
Japan has changed its views on BRI and mended its relationship with China for economic reasons


There is Nothing Alarming About TRF as all Terror Activities Carried Out by the Pakistan-Based LeT Are Being Pinned on the Newly-Formed ‘Seasonal’ Group… is a Ploy by Pakistan to Evade Scrutiny at the International Level
Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh


The Police Story
Strict measures have to be put in place to reform the police force

Business of Supply
At its annual suppliers conference, LM emphasizes on making India part of its global supply chain

The Mover and Shaker
Both desi and foreign players are tapping into India’s potential marine engine market

Fit to Fight
Boeing offers Super Hornet with the same enhancements to Indian Navy as given to the US Navy

Small is Lethal
BrahMos NG is now ready to be exported and used by the IAF

Name Change
DRDO’s upgraded and renamed Nag missile holds the promise of better performance

The Show Must Go On
Russia opts to hold ARMY 2020 on its grounds but many others prefer the safety of virtual shows

Lest We Forget | When the Sky Lit Up
The IAF’s contribution to the Kargil, often overlooked, was significant


Strive for Win Win
Capt. Jawahar Bhagwat PhD (retd)

Time to Change
R. C. Sharma

What History Records
P.S. Papta





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