In this Issue – May 2019

Letter from the Editor


The Lessons
Key takeaways from IAF-PAF’s February 27 aerial engagement

Intelligence Matters
The manifold challenges of internal security, and how the government plans to tackle it

BJP’s 2014 Election Manifesto

BJP’s Election Manifesto For 2019

Indian National Congress’ Election Manifesto for 2019

Seeking Solutions
IEDs remain the most potent threat to security forces

Men of Steel
In future battles, the role of special forces will be more significant and critical

Shift the Focus
An effective civilian disaster management structure can take the load off the military during natural calamities


The Era of Tandem Rotors
The newly inducted CH-47F (I) Chinooks will be a significant capability upgrade for the IAF

Force Multipliers
Reliable ISR capabilities form the backbone of any modern military

Shot in the Arm
The Indian Army’s ATGM procurements are finally progressing after years of delays and deliberations

Keep Up the Pace
More airport infrastructure has to be built to meet the fast-growing aviation industry

Trouble in the Skies
Slow pace of new acquisitions has not helped the IAF

Aerial Supremacy
The pressing need for long range BVR missiles

Sea Force
India’s ambition of being a three-carrier power still remains a dream

Projecting Power
A reality check of India’s naval aviation strength

By Invitation | Hi-Tech Takes Over
The Soldier-Vehicle Connection for a More Effective Fighting Force


Books | Fresh Perspective
The author provides a detailed analysis of the dynamics of the Line of Control in this rather important book


Our Very Own Firepower
Lt Gen. Rameshwar Yadav (retd)

Mind Over Matter | Stalemate Once Again
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Pravin Sawhney


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