In this Issue – December 2020

Letter from the Editor


Taming the Seas
Indian Navy balances the budget with aspiration

Sea-Going Friends
With the US, Japan and Australia, India raises the bar with Ex Malabar 2020

Rain of Deterrence
Construction in full swing for the naval base to house Indian Navy’s SSBNs and SSNs

Dominance vs Denial
With IAC-I starting sea trials soon, navy needs to finalise the fighters


Navy is in the Process of Setting up its Own Private Cloud Infrastructure and Gravitating Towards DevOps and NetOps Similar to Successful Modern IT Organisations
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh PVSM, AVSM, ADC


A Friend in SCS
Vietnam’s location and intent to pursue a pragmatic foreign policy are critical to India’s interest in the region


A Year Like No Other
The year 2020 began with people on the streets demanding government’s attention and a fair hearing. As 2020 comes to a close, people are once again on the streets demanding government’s attention and a fair hearing.

A Year Like No Other | January 2020

A Year Like No Other | February 2020

A Year Like No Other | March 2020

A Year Like No Other | April 2020

A Year Like No Other | May 2020

A Year Like No Other | June 2020

A Year Like No Other | July 2020

A Year Like No Other | August 2020

A Year Like No Other | September 2020

A Year Like No Other | October 2020

A Year Like No Other | November 2020

By Invitation | PBS India: Solutions for Aerospace
PBS India is an Indian designer and manufacturer of aircraft engines, auxiliary power units (APU), environmental control systems (ECS), specific custom-made aircraft solutions, cryogenics and investment casting products. PBS INDIA is a part of PBS GROUP, a Czech engineering manufacturer that operates globally in aerospace, precision casting, precision engineering, cryogenics and energy. With more than 200 years of history belongs to the oldest engineering brands in the world

By Invitation | The ‘BEST’ Option
Navantia, fully committed to India and the ‘Make in India’ philosophy, wishes the Indian Navy a very Happy Indian Navy Day

By Invitation | Flying into Action
Boeing’s Block III Super Hornet is best suited for Indian Navy’s maritime interests

By Invitation | The MT30 offers excellent power density and reliability that allows the ship to operate anywhere in the world without loss of performance or power
Kishore Jayaraman- President, Rolls-Royce India & South Asia

By Invitation | Excellence at the Indian Navy’s Side
MBDA has strongly committed to ‘Make in India’ with the level of investment made for industrial sovereignty

By Invitation | Hold the Skills
Nurturing a true ‘Make in India’ submarine industry amidst trying times


Without Engaging in Hyper-Nationalism, it is Essential to Include Military History as Part of the Standard Historical Discourse in Schools and Colleges
Arjun Subramaniam, author of Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020

Lessons from Sri Lanka
Why the IPKF mission went horribly wrong. An extract

No Shortcuts to Knowledge
Dr. N. C. Asthana, IPS (Retd)


What Lies Ahead
Ajay Singh

Pravin Sawhney



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