In this Issue – November 2019

Letter from the Editor


Effect Over Destruction
How the concept of Effects-Based Operations evolved during the 1991 Gulf war

The Tale of Two Ministers
China and Russia put the focus on both ASEAN and Asia-Pacific

India Pushed to the Edge
Riding the BRI wagon, China is slowly reshaping the Asia-Pacific region

New High-Flyers
Z-20 family of medium-lift helicopters was a star attraction at the 5th China Helicopter Exposition

Bigger and Better
PLAN’s First Type-075 LHD launched


On Missile Mission
After Astra, DRDO now focuses its sight on more indigenous BVRAAMs for the IAF

Smart Policing
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu stresses on the need for a people-friendly police force

The New Threat
Cheap drones are emerging as new vehicles of criminal activities

Securing the Seas
Indian Navy will induct Seahawks and additional Poseidon-8Is to build its anti-submarine squad

The Way Forward
Vice Chief of Army pitches for bolstering R&D in defence

A Dazzling Show
Newly inducted Chinooks and Apaches, and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman make the 87th Air Force Day parade special

Crowded Skies
Managing air traffic will be challenging with growth in civil aviation

Unmanned Battlefields
A host of public and private players are developing AI-based and autonomous warfare systems

The Handover
First batch of four Rafale jets to arrive in India by May 2020

Mind the Gaps
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria was both candid and cautious in his first media interaction

Think Tank Exchange: Brain Food for Cooperation
It is crucial for China and India, the world’s two largest emerging economies, to optimize think tank exchange and ensure timely communication between “masterminds” of the two nations.


Truth Needs to be Told
Babri Masjid demolition and its aftermath are discussed threadbare in this insightful book


Guts, Grit and Glory | Past and Present Connection
Maj. Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)

Leadership Dilemma
R.C. Sharma

First Person
Ghazala Wahab


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