In this Issue – October 2018

Letter from the Editor


Secure Skies
Indian Air Force celebrates its 86th anniversary

Slow but Steady
The IAF’s modernisation process has just begun with major hi-tech deliveries to take place few years later

Bigger Impact
The IAF’s shift to IACCS is a major step towards Net Centric Warfare

High Flying Concern
Technologically advanced IFF are being used to protect aircraft from being accidentally shot down

No Time to Waste
Acquisitions and approvals for fighter squadrons must be fast-tracked

On the Mark
LCA Tejas is all set to get the FOC before it joins the IAF

The Unsung Hero
The IAF’s transport fleet has always played an exemplary role in HADR missions in India and abroad

Roadmap to the Future
Ways to boost the aerospace industry were discussed at the 13th International Conference

IAF in News
Air Force Association Celebrates Annual Day


Bone of Contention
The Centre should handle the sensitive issue of Article 35-A more judiciously

The Choice is Clear
India’s strategic dilemma in view of geopolitics and transforming statecraft

An ‘Eye-in-the-Sky’
Alpha-Elsec Aerospace Systems to supply opto-electronic systems and UAVs to Indian armed forces

Identify, Delay and Disrupt
The FICCI-organised Smart Border Management 2018 conference brought to the fore technologies which can safeguard India’s borders from infiltration

Common Interests
DG-level talks between the BSF and BGB saw agreements, status updates, and measures to curb border crime

By Invitation | For the Better
Boeing continues to partner to accelerate ‘Make in India’ for aerospace and defence

By Invitation | Dangerous Drones
Thales has the solution to detect and identify small drones

Civil Aviation News


The IAF is Working Closely With The DRDO For an Indigenous 5th Generation Fighter Development Programme Called The AMCA
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC


Rajni Kant Mishra Assumes Charge as DG BSF
Rajni Kant Mishra, IPS, took over as BSF’s 24th Director General on 30 September 2018 replacing K.K. Sharma.


The Sarkari Mussalman
The Life and Travails of a Soldier Educationist


The Challenge of Sinking Shafts
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Writing on the Wall
AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Research and Develop
Lt Gen. Rameshwar Yadav (retd)

First Person
Ghazala Wahab

Pravin Sawhney


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