In this Issue – June 2019

Letter from the Editor


Game Changer or One-Off?
Time will tell what the Balakot air strikes actually achieved in the end

The Rise of Robots
AI-driven robots may help in border management

In Tune with Times
BEL uses Artificial Intelligence in a range of its production processes


A Homegrown Story
India’s domestic defence industries pick up pace in acquisitions and collaborations

Cooperation is in our DNA, says Country Head, India, MBDA, Loïc Piedevache

Beneath the Surface
China is building ‘bastions’ in its coastal waters as against open-ocean patrols

Linked by Air
Overhaul of transport aircraft would be a step towards better connectivity

Sub of the Matter
India is woefully behind China in indigenously produced submarines

A Bumpy Ride
HEMS operations in India still face significant obstacles

In a Limbo
The armed forces remain poorly protected despite recent orders for modern body armour and helmets

Strike with Caution
Time to recognise the need for effective and non-lethal crowd control weapons

Time to Take Off
There is a crying need for Indian regional transport aircraft


BEL’s strategic and R&D plans have been made by defining a clear roadmap for the next three-five years, consisting of long-term projects / goals using AI and Big Data Analytics
Chairman and managing director, Bharat Electronics Ltd, M.V. Gowtama

With the Acquisition of Gemalto, the Company’s Presence Has Become Even Stronger in India and has Brought us Closer to New Customers
Vice president and country director, Thales in India, Emmanuel de Roquefeuil

The IIGP has supported more than 400 innovators and start-ups with in-depth technology commercialisation training and handholding support to commercialise and scale their ventures in India and across the world
Vice president, strategy and business development, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Dr Vivek Lall

As part of our proposed F/A-18 Super Hornet ‘Make in India’ plan, Boeing will not shift an existing Super Hornet production line to India, but will create an entirely new facility
Spokesperson, the Boeing Company


Books | Without a Drop of Blood
An operational cyberwar scenario that is all too real


Mind Over Matter | Technology is King
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Walk the Talk
Col Harmanjeet Lidder SM.


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