In this Issue – December 2018

Letter from the Editor


Taming of the Sea
Indian Navy builds a fellowship of friendly navies in the IOR

Lessons to be Learnt
A dedicated amphibious force is needed for smooth shore operations

Acquisitions on the Anvil
Indian Navy is all set to get new MRHs and NUHs to strengthen its helicopter fleet

Power Punch
India’s efforts at indigenising propulsion systems is still in its infancy

For Friendship’s Sake
A peek into the various naval exercises India was part of this year

In Deep Waters
Maritime reconnaissance aircraft are crucial towards augmenting maritime domain awareness

A Collective of Littorals
Ten years of IONS has brought into focus maritime issues in the IOR

Nimble and Swift
Multirole coastal ships are emerging as platforms of choice


Oriental Novelties
MRCA J-20 was the highlight at China International Aviation & Aerospace Expo

Star Wars
India continues to keep up with the growing space assets around the world

Towards Self Reliance
JVs with global OEMs seems to be the way towards indigenisation for domestic industry

Keeping Up
DG BSF says the force is increasingly developing new technologies to counter infiltration threat

Valley of Fear
Violence up, annual death toll highest in a decade

Civil Aviation News

By Invitation | Reinforcing Old Ties
Russian Helicopters bring Ansat and Mi-171A2 on a demonstration tour to Southeast Asia

By Invitation | Unmatched Fighter
F/A-18 Super Hornet to enhance India’s naval and industrial capability

By Invitation | Cybels Sensors Aboard
Thales’ cybersecurity solution for the new connected navies

By Invitation | Rolls-Royce is a Long-Term Partner of Both the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard With a Substantial Installed Base In-Country
President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia, Kishore Jayaraman


Both the NUH as well as the NMRH Projects Are Being Progressed Under the SP Model Because The Navy is Cognisant That True Combat Edge Can Only Emerge From Domestically Produced Capabilities
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC

The only requirement, in terms of equipment and vehicles, is for our units that are deployed in the Kashmir valley and LWE regions
Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal, Surjeet Singh Deswal


Safe at Sea
Cmde Anil Jai Singh (retd)

In Our Own Interest
Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (retd)

A Serious Concern
R.C. Sharma

Pravin Sawhney


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