In this Issue – October 2019

Letter from the Editor


Future Beckons
It’s imperative for the IAF to adapt to latest technologies and train its men to effectively use networked environment

The Trainer is Here
HAL has high hopes from its indigenously designed and built HTT-40

Line of Strong Defence
Once inducted, S-400 will be a game changer for India

Security Expert
Enhancing situational awareness with SDR-based data-links

Air Saviours
The IAF continues to be an important responder for HADR operations

In Fighter Mode
The IAF will add nine more squadrons by 2025-26 to make up its depleted strength

Speed and Strike
Future air-launched weapons will be smart, autonomous and AI-driven

It’s Been a Busy Year
A look at the IAF Exercises in 2019

The Rise of Rotorcraft
Induction of Apache and Chinook helicopters will boost the IAF’s strength


The Final Word Rests Here
China’s command-and-control chain begins and ends with the Communist Party of China

Triumph and Tragedy
The first Indian Anti-Aircraft Regiment will be remembered for its valour and glory

The New Reality
India is finally focusing on space warfare

Show of Power
The highlight of China’s 70th anniversary parade were indigenous strategic weapons


MBDA has been delivering battle-winning capabilities to the Indian armed forces and collaborating with the DRDO and Indian industry for over 50 years
Country Head, MBDA, Loïc Piedevache

We Remain Focussed on Contributing to the Growth of the Indian Aerospace Industry by Bringing the Best of Boeing to India and Best of India to Boeing
President, Boeing India, Salil Gupte


Money Over Matter | Modernisation Travails
Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Limitless Opportunities
Lt Cdr Bharat Singh (retd)

Pravin Sawhney


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