In this Issue – October 2017

Letter from the Editor


The Man for All Seasons
Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC steps into immortality

Beyond the Numbers
Sobering thoughts on the IAF’s 85th anniversary

A Tall Order
The IAF has adapted well to latest technology for high altitude operations

Bag of Goodies
The IAF is busy with a variety of necessary procurements

Poised for A Hattrick
Astra-1 BVRAAM, QR-SAM and NG-ARM will be used by a family of precision-guided weapons

View from the US – Friends with Benefits
Any defence contract will be more than transactional

All for a Game
Each air exercise opens new chapter between the participating nations

Hawk Eye on Progress
HAL upgraded Hawk-i brings to the IAF a combat-ready platform

The Specialists
To make air bases in the country more secure, 700 new Garuds are set to be inducted

Future of War
A variety of Electronic Warfare platforms are now available to the IAF

Flying Saviours
The biggest challenge to air maintenance continues to be the weather

Being Human
Indian Air Force’s HADR missions continue to expand

Exchange of Ideas
A seminar discusses the way forward for aerospace industry

IAF in News


The IAF is Interested in Avenger Class of HALE UAV and Will Consider This Case, if Offered by The US
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC

The F/A-18 will provide unmatched benefits to not only the Indian armed forces but also to India’s indigenous aerospace manufacturing sector
President Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar


Borders as Fortresses
Integrated border management needs to be developed as part of the national security system

Collaborate, Not Compete
That seems to be the message from DSEi 2017

DSEI in Brief

A Stitch in Time
A new start-up has come up with solutions for wound management

Civil Aviation News


Future Ready
Boeing’s KC-46A tanker is more capable, efficient and versatile compared to others

Fighter Par Excellence
F-16 Block 70 stays ahead of its competitors with constant upgradation


Training Tools
Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd)

Money Over Matter
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

More Power to Fire
Maj. Gen. Harsha Kakar (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney



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