In this Issue – May 2020

Letter from the Editor


Time-tested Friendship
Indo-Russia bilateral relationship has stood the test of time

Old Association
Friends of Soviet Union activities and growth of interest in the USSR as a Socialist country

T’was a Great Victory
Victory Day: Remembering the Great Patriotic War


Chinese Checkers
India should regain its strategic position as an ally of the Maldives


Echo Chamber
The draft DPP 2020 serves stale wine in a new bottle

Rock and a Hard Place
While G2G fast tracks procurements, they do not bring any learning to the indigenous defence industry

Delays and Deadlines
Procurement of crucial defence equipment for the Indian armed forces is moving slowly


Covid Casualties
Various defence exercises across the world have been deferred or cancelled

First Responders
The Indian armed forces, like always, have been the first to offer their services to fight Covid-19

Tough Times Ahead
R.C. Sharma

Gatekeepers of Society
Col Kul Bhushan (retd)

Forces Under Attack
Covid-19 cases are on the rise among the CAPFs


Air Warriors
Heavy lift helicopters are a necessity for any well-equipped armed force

Invincible Armour
The CRPF should be equipped with latest counter-IEDs technology to protect them

Hi-Tech Defenders
A wide range of Close-In Weapon Systems are available to the Indian armed forces

Shot in the Arm
Government clearance paves the way for two additional long range AWACS for the IAF


Long Shadow of the Virus
Lt Gen. Rameshwar Yadav (retd)

Recalling Operation Meghdoot
Ajay Singh

The Jury is Still Out
Maj. Gen. Ashok K. Mehta (retd)

Time to Get Real
Capt. Jawahar Bhagwat PhD (retd)

Vision 2050
Air Marshal Ramesh Rai (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab





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