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EDITORIAL JUL-AUG 2018

As India looks to build indigenous defence industrial capability in aerospace and defence (A&D) sector, a focus market for many global A&D companies with offers for collaboration. The market is equally attractive for domestic industrial product conglomerates aspiring to achieve non-linear growth via positions across the A&D value chain across platforms. This  encouraging development is the shifting dynamics of the...
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EDITORIAL MAY-JUNE 2018

In the recently held DEFEXPO at Chennai, the participation and footfall from the stake holders from Foreign as well as Indian industry and the Defence Services witnessed a dip, mainly due to reasons as its focus was other than its intended purpose. In the recent past DEFEXPOs has become a political tool rather than focus...
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EDITORIAL MAR-APR 2018

Despite rhetoric's of self-reliance as goal of India's defence production strategy since 1960s, fact is India has become one of the largest importer of defence goods in the world. Recently, a defence ministry's report picked up holes in India's arms procurement process including unreasonable delays in  military's modernisation. Major reasons for the inordinate...

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EDITORIAL JAN-FEB 2018

During the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's high-profile visit, India and Israel have signed nine agreements to boost cooperation in the areas of space, cyber security and oil and gas between both countries. The Indo-Israel relation go beyond military relations. Currently Israel is...

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November – December 2017

In this issue we deliberate on Individual service specific platforms, projects and other broader issues. Beginning with the 'Queen of the Battle' Infantry. These foot soldiers are the first line of protection; therefore, they need to be equipped with best weapons and arms....

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EDITORIAL July-Aug 2017

“Make in India” mission is envisaged as a major initiative for ushering a turn-around of the Indian Industry. The government has begun to take some marked steps and this could be potentially a turning point in India's endeavour to have a robust home-grown...

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EDITORIAL MAY-JUNE 2017

Till recent past focus of Indian Defence Acquisition programmes had been acquiring combat capability and not broader aspect of strategic imperative for long-term self-reliance by acquiring industrial capability to manufacture and resuscitate systems over a life cycle. For Geopolitical and economic reasons, we...

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EDITORIAL Mar-Apr 2017

India is in for change. The recent election results are indicative of the end of Dynasties, Nepotism, Caste and Religion based politics. The politics as family enterprise, alliances to grab power, sans responsibilities and status quo mindset have been dumped. The mandate is for governance...

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EDITORIAL JAN-FEB 2017

The present Government has been in power over two and half year and crossed the mid-point of their tenure. The hype of 'Make in India' especially from the perspective of defence production, has hardly shown any significant improvement from the past. The euphoria and claims made on...
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EDITORIAL NOV-DEC 2016

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In the present geo political environment and era of rapid technological changes the defence forces must retain a combat edge through the well trained, motivated human and material resources. Unfortunately our approach and practices in vogue are based on World War-II model not...

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