In this Issue – March 2020

Letter from the Editor


A New High
Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership can take Indo-US ties to a new level

A Show Like No Other
With fingers in too many pies, DefExpo 2020 sent out confusing vibes

Work in Progress
Indo-US defence agreements and military exercises are steps towards a robust bilateral relationship

Partner in Arms
Indo-US strategic ties can grow on the back of increased defence cooperation between the two nations


Win-Win Strategy
Boeing India wants to promote localisation while focusing on its ultimate goal of modernisation of the Indian armed forces

Few Hits, More Misses
The DefExpo 2020 was a showcase of some latest and more old technologies

Dealing with Deadlock
IRHL and Russian Helicopters signed a document laying out the roadmap for the production of Kamov-226T in India

An Utsav of Agreements
An unprecedented 200 MoUs were signed at DefExpo 2020

Security’s Sake
DefExpo reflected a growing consciousness about the importance of UAVs

Profitable Partnerships
MDL and L&T will be the Strategic Partners for P75-I submarine building programme

One Step at a Time
Bharat Forge signs MoUs with foreign OEMs for indigenous defence production

Small is Powerful
Self-reliance was the underlying message at a conference on small arms held in New Delhi

A Thousand Words
Photographs by Prem Singh


The F-21 has been designed with the unique needs of the IAF in mind. The F-21 features numerous India-specific changes –inside and out –tailored to meet the IAF’s requirements
William L. Blair, Vice President & Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India

On P75I, we are happy to propose a design fully compliant with the specifications of the Navy
Rear Admiral RK Shrawat, CMD, Naval Group India


Balakot and Beyond
Ajay Singh

Deadlines and Delays
Capt. Jawahar Bhagwat PhD (retd)

Focus on Naval Power
RAdm. Sudhir Pillai (retd)

Small but Lethal
R.C. Sharma

Integrated Approach
Lt Gen. A.B. Shivane (retd)

Tasked to Deliver
Maj Gen J.S. Kataria (retd), YSM



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