In this Issue – November 2018

Letter from the Editor


Assertive China
At the Beijing Xiangshan Forum, PLA reaches out in strength

Dragon’s Air Power over TAR
India should be worried about China’s efforts to build three new airports in Tibet


Power Games
The Indian Air Force celebrates its 86th anniversary along with solid plans

Shot in the Arm
Work on the HAL AMCA should be hastened for it to become an asset for the IAF

Forget them Not
A war memorial built by the Indian government and USI will be inaugurated in France

The Right Move
The government’s approval for contracting 24 MH-60Rs will be a big boost to the Indian Navy’s ASW capabilities

Reinvent and Thrive
BEML continues to stay relevant as the top-of-the-mind defence equipment manufacturer and supplier

At the Helm of Affairs
BEL continues to cater to the needs of the armed forces with latest defence technology

Sky is the Limit
Technological innovations must be brought in to handle India’s growing air traffic

Tech-Savvy Borders
Use of technology like CIBMS alone does not ensure fool-proof border security and management

More Falsehoods
The municipal elections in the Valley were a total sham

Security in Numbers
Union home minister Rajnath Singh announces deployment of a new NSG unit in Jammu and Kashmir

The Tale of Two Kashmirs
With the wailing mothers of the civilian youth on one side of the divide and the Tiranga-covered coffins of the security forces on the other, October has been the bloodiest month this year in Kashmir

Euronaval 2018 at a Glance

Civil Aviation News


We are looking to set up a missile systems plant in India capable of significant levels of production, not only in terms of quantity but also regarding technology of the highest level
Country head, MBDA Group, India, Loic Piedevache


Dishonouring the Armed Forces
The government has failed the armed forces, writes Shashi Tharoor in his most recent book. An extract.


Show and Learn
Cmde Anil Jai Singh

Illusionary Gains
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

A Matter of National Interest
Lt Gen. Rameshwar Yadav (retd)

Gaping Holes
Sanjiv Krishan Sood

First Person
Ghazala Wahab


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