In this Issue – December 2017

Letter from the Editor


Opportunities and Challenges
The Indian Ocean Region is no longer what it used to be

India Bets on Fire and Fury
India to acquire new anti-ship missiles and torpedoes to secure its maritime interests

Spoilt for Choice
The navy can choose from the latest Indian and global underwater weapons sensors

Firepower Unleashed
A variety of sensors and weapons are on offer to quell threats of submarine attacks

First to Respond
Indian Navy’s HADR operations are praise-worthy

Exchange and Excel
Joint naval exercises have helped Indian Navy to learn best practices

Navy Finally Ups the Ante
The Indian Navy intends to procure 123 naval multi-role helicopters and 111 armed light naval utility helicopters

Undersea Warriors
China is building the first-ever single-hulled submarines

Navy in News
Passing out Parade Held at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

Lean and Mean Platform
The race hots up for choosing the ideal fighter aircraft fit to accommodate both CATOBAR/STOBAR launch methods

Spoilt for Choice
The navy can choose from the latest Indian and global underwater weapons sensors

Six Women in a Boat
Life at sea is full of challenges and joys as the adventurous women officers of Indian Navy discover while circumnavigating the globe


We are optimistic about aligning the induction of these aircraft (carrier-borne fighters) with the operationalisation of IAC-1
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC

Given That Now We Keep Certain Ships in War-Readiness State All the Time…, Some Ships Would Be Ready Immediately (in Case of a Crisis)
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Girish Luthra PVSM, AVSM

During the last one year we have started to look at exports in a focussed manner. We have created an exports promotion team in the shipyard, which did not exist earlier. We have sent mailers to all our defence attaches worldwide so that they can keep us abreast with export opportunities
Chairman and Managing Director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Commodore Rakesh Anand (retd)

The final choice for P-75(I) AIP would emerge based on developmental timelines of indigenous AIP vis-à-vis timelines by which integration data can be provided to the platform designer
Inspector General Nuclear Submarines, Vice Admiral Srikant


China Blooms in Mideast Desert
China’s AVIC displayed a wide range of UAS platforms at Dubai Airshow 2017

The Impregnable Shield
DG BSF highlights the force’s achievements at a press meet


Flying Predator
The Indian Navy gets GA-ASI’s latest SeaGuardian


Beginning of a New Era
Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat (retd)

Serious Concerns
RAdm. Sudhir Pillai (retd)

Future Tech
Cmde Sujeet Samaddar (retd)

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

Win-Win Strategy
Maj. Gen. Rajesh Singh (retd)

Pravin Sawhney



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