In this Issue – November 2021

Letter from the Editor


Shock and Horror
Peace remains a mirage in Kashmir

Guns and Triggers
A perfect storm is brewing in Kashmir, feeding on reasons both internal and external


The Leasing Option can be Most Optimal for Short-Term Urgent Requirements, Especially for Training Roles in Peacetime
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC

We Have Been Given a Green Light to Acquire The Best (counter-drone) Technology Available Internationally, to Counter This Menace
Special Director General, Border Security Force, Dr S.L. Thaosen


IAF Gets More Teeth
In his first media interaction, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari commits to atmanirbharta in procurements

How China Rode the Military-Tech Wave
Espionage, ingenuity, ambition & economics together wrangled it a seat at the high table

Green Engines
6th Gen fighter programme explores new ways of generating massive electric power from conventional engines

India and the World | Convergence of Interests
India’s relations with Israel have grown from trade to co-development of defence equipment

Who’s That
Using Artificial Intelligence and wearable glasses, a Singaporean company turns normal cell phones into powerful facial recognition tools

Air Travel Set to Revive
Boeing sees growth in commercial aviation post-Covid

The Next Step
Rolls-Royce keen to partner the Indian Navy for electrification of future warships

Fully Loaded
Boeing unveils technologically enhanced platforms at the Dubai Air Show

Force Restructuring
Regimentation and professionalism in border-guarding forces and need for synergy with the army

Paramilitary or Police
The enhancement of BSF’s power in the border states will serve little purpose


Tales Dead Men Tell
Shiv Kunal Verma, author of the book 1965 A Western Sunrise: India’s War With Pakistan

In the Fog of War
How CRPF with some support from the army resisted Pak attack in the Rann of Kutch. An extract

Justice Without Any Discrimination
Repression is the real ‘deep state’ of India. An extract from Dr N.C. Asthana’s forthcoming book State Persecution of Minorities and Underprivileged in India


Guts, Grit and Glory | The Indian Schindler of Jamnagar
Maj. Gen. Raj Mehta (retd)

Speed of Operations
Brig. Ravi Palsokar (retd)

From Skipping Stones to Raining Terror
Dr N.C. Asthana

Pravin Sawhney




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