In this Issue – March 2019

Letter from the Editor


The Great Gamble
The Indian air strikes inside Pakistan will have long-term implications

Razor’s Edge
For fighter pilots, flying is fun, office is work – Article republished from June 2005

Sky is the Limit
That’s what Su-30MKI display pilot Wg Cdr Tushar Kadushkar believes

Show of Strength
The IAF demonstrated its operational capabilities in Jaisalmer in an impressive display

Women Fly High
It is commendable the IAF has opened new roles for women officers but more needs to be done


In a League of its Own
Aero India 2019 fails to rise above its inherent infirmities

By Invitation | A New Day of China-India Relations
Only if the two sides maintain trust instead of suspicion and manage their differences through dialogue can they create a brighter future through cooperation

Russia Bullish on India
In a rare display of openness, Russian companies go all out to state their case

Promises to Keep
Russian Helicopters and partners sign MoU to localise Ka-226T production

Partners for Growth
Kalyani Group signs three contracts at Aero India 2019

The Dragon’s Moves
Unmanned Autonomous Marvels At IDEX-2019

For Friends Only
ADTL will supply hi-tech communication amplifier systems to countries friendly with both Israel and India

Hope Floats
LCA Tejas receives FOC and is inducted into the IAF

Beyond the Obvious
Collins Mechanical Systems has a range of military solutions on offer for India

US ‘Tempts’ India
The US tries to deepen its defence cooperation and strategic partnership with India through a significant representation at Aero India 2019

The Multi-Tasker
Airbus C-295W fully meets all the requirements of the IAF

Pushing the Boundaries
US brings AI in the loop

In New Territory
Safran will build a new plant in India to make parts for the LEAP engine

Back to the Future
Optronic pods like Thales’ TALIOS are the next step in the evolution of network-centric AI-driven tracking, targeting, and engagement systems

Time for Correction
Centre should take decisive steps to prevent Kashmir’s youth from turning to terrorism

Rostec bats for HAL
The company says HAL has the expertise and experience in building the best

On the Block
Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet is at the forefront of its defence business strategy in India

Aero India News

Civil Aviation Briefs


MQ-9B is the latest evolution of GA-ASI’s multi-mission Predator® B fleet. GA-ASI named its baseline MQ-9B aircraft SkyGuardian, and the maritime surveillance variant SeaGuardian
Director, India Strategic Development, General Atomics, Pratesh Gandhi


Nothing is a Secret
Gp Capt. Gopal Sharma

Braveheart’s Victory
Maj. Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab


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