In this Issue – March 2022

Letter from the Editor


Defence Exports
BrahMos supersonic missile shows the way

When You Have Such a Product, Everyone Wants it. We Are in Serious Talks With Three or Four Countries Who Want to Buy This Missile
CEO and CMD, BrahMos Aerospace, Atul Dinkar Rane

A Boost to Indigenisation
Made in India AK-203 will have better ergonomics, accuracy, and density of fire

FDI in Defence
Despite the intent, government policies still inhibit effective joint ventures

A Glaring Gap
Indian military helicopters remain a critical operational void

No Halfway House
Modernisation of the Indian Army has to factor in both technology and doctrine

A Vision for the Future
Modernisation of CAPFs must factor in emerging technologies for border and homeland security

Power for Projection
Air force has primacy in deterrence, war and diplomacy


Guided Strike
The Indian Army must transition to latest ATGMS

The Eastern Front
Dhaka junks Sino-Russian aircraft, Chinese Navy to get improved combat aircraft

Undersea Attack
The Indian Navy must finalise its torpedo requirements as new generation torpedoes are now beginning to emerge

Unmatched Capability
SAM System TOR-M2KM is capable to destroy air targets while moving with the speed of 40 km/h

Indigenous Innovation
Dual Band Fire Control Radar (LT ADR-DB) by Larsen & Toubro

Small is Powerful
SOV400, the small, smart, stealthy submarine


India is One of The Largest Defence Markets for Boeing Globally And is at the Centre of Future Opportunities For Mission Critical Platforms
President, Boeing India, Salil Gupte

IAI’s Partnering with the DRDO Provides Expanded Opportunities to Develop Cutting-Edge Technologies Together
IAI President and CEO, Boaz Levy

Thales Has More Than 50 Offset Partners and More Than 75 Supply Chain Partners and is Cultivating Local Industrial and Supplier Ties
Vice president and country director, India, Thales, Ashish Saraf

When we Look to the Future, MBDA is and will Remain an Absolute World-Leader in the Field of Missile System Technologies
General Delegate India, MBDA, Boris Solomiac

Our interest to integrate indigenous AIP is evident from the long cooperation in last decade with DRDO
Sales director, India, Naval Group, Soumyajyoti Basu


View from Pakistan
Syed Ali Zia Jaffery

Privacy No Bar
N.C. Asthana

Before Memory Fades
Maj. Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab




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