In this Issue – January 2019

Letter from the Editor


Battle Hardened
Indian Army draws on counter terror experience to prepare for the future

A Few Good Things
A slew of long-pending crucial acquisitions for the Indian Army were fast-tracked in 2018

Neighbour’s Envy
China makes steady strides in firepower and mobility

Promises must be Kept
Veterans want the government to implement OROP in its entirety

Better Late Than Never
The OFB to produce small weapons, engine parts and ammunition that are being imported

Time to Get Serious
The Future Infantry Combat Vehicle programme cannot afford further delays

Power of Jointness
A peek into some major military exercises that Indian Army was a part of in 2018


Some Banter, Some Baiting
At his customary Navy Day Press Conference, Admiral Sunil Lanba was on the roll

Collaborate for Security
Defence Minister inaugurates Information Fusion Centre at IMAC, Gurugram

Be on Guard
The Indian Navy must constantly upgrade to beat competition from China’s PLAN

A Valid Concern
PLA’s Western Theatre Command boasts of a joint operations command centre

By Invitation | Better to be Armed
Modernisation of army air defence must be high on agenda

By Invitation | Mini Fighters
UAVs and mini UAVs are the emerging challenge for airspace management

All Weather Friends
China’s growing weapons exports to Pakistan were visible at the 10th IDEAS in Karachi

Tech Trends
Third edition of Global Technology Summit focused on striking the right balance between technology and society

Failed Promises
The Centre’s policies have not helped in curbing militancy or establishing peace in the Valley


Books | Their Finest Hour: Palestine 1918
How the Jodhpur Lancers proved their mettle once again


Powerful Punch
Lt Gen. Vinod Bhatia (retd)

Mind Over Matter | The Rafale Riddle
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Credible Threat
Debalina Ghoshal

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney


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