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Geopolitics’ August 2019 issue focusses on the Indian government’s decision to acquire ‘S-400 Triumf’ air-defence missile systems from Russia defying threats of CAATSA sanctions from the United States. The edition analyses the challenges towards making India a major industrial hub for manufacturing of small arms and ammunition. The issue also highlights India’s anti-armour fighting capabilities in the tactical level battlefield. Comprehensive articles on Paramilitary and Police modernisation; Integrated Battle Groups; India’s warship building capability; decoy measures for military aircraft; as well as usage of long-range acoustic devices for crowd control are in the issue. The Periscope section carries a report on the launch of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft to the moon. The Tech Scan section looks at India’s decision to acquire ‘M982 Excalibur’ satellite-guided artillery shells from the United States while the Panorama section carries a report on the Garuda-VI military exercise recently held between India and France. The issue also carries a photo-feature on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to INS Shivalik and INS Sindhukirti at Visakhapatnam. A writeup on India’s experimentation with hypersonic missile propulsion technologies takes the edition to a logical conclusion. Plus, two book reviews: Anil Swarup’s ‘Not Just A Civil Servant’ and Deepak Gupta’s ‘The Steel Frame- A History Of The IAS’ makes the edition a must read for everyone.
Geopolitics is an authoritative, independent and professional source of information about India's defence, security and diplomacy scenario. Providing a unique perspective on issues of the region, particularly with respect to security and defence, Geopolitics is a source of information and ideas for the civil-military establishment, manufacturers, academicians and the common man, who wish to make informed choices on geopolitical realties of the sub-continent. An unputdownable monthly publication from Newsline Publications, Geopolitics provides a forum for the significant and high profile community comprising decision-makers and policy-makers involved in India's National Security to express views on a wide range of issues from international diplomacy to multilateralism to the goings-on in the defense business across the world.