Indian Military Review (English)


Indian Military Review (IMR) is intellectually stimulating for top executives and professionals. It has hard-to-find and non-partisan analyses for middle level officers and is a source of rich knowledge for young officers.

IMR covers national defence, homeland security, neighbourhood, modernisation, defence research, military technology, paramilitary forces and military history. IMR is recommended reading for service officers preparing for Staff College entrance and promotion exams.

Defense News, USA, the world's leading defence news weekly and IMR have joined forces from January 2011. Every issue of IMR carries at least eight pages of exclusive news and reports from Defense News' global correspondent network. Together, Defense News and IMR offer a unique combination of premium content, drawing on Defense News' global reach and IMR's local expertise and reach into India's military and defence establishment.

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  • National Security
  • Internal Security
  • Modernisation of the Army, Navy, Air Force
  • Military Technology
  • Defense Research
  • Defense Industry
  • Defense Expenditure
  • Conflict Watch
  • Terrorism & Insurgency
  • Force Structure
  • Show Reports
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Artillery
  • Soldier Technology
  • Air Defense
  • Combat Engineering
  • Military Logistics
  • Naval Combatants
  • Submarines
  • Aerospace & Avionics
  • Aerial Armaments
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • Ammunition
  • Defense Procurement
  • Military Communications
  • C4ISR
  • Defense in Parliament
  • Paramilitary Forces
  • Military Diplomacy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Disaster Management
  • Police Reforms
  • Military History
  • Military Leaders
Maj Gen (Retd) RK Arora

Chief Editor

Maj Gen (Retd) RK Arora. Arora was the head of Red Forces Branch at the Army Training Command before seeking voluntary retirement from the Army in 2009 to join Indian Military Review, He has commanded 12 RAPID Division, 108 Brigade (Amphibious) and 14 Punjab (Nabha Akal). He has served as a UN peace-keeper in Iran, in the Perspective Planning Directorate at Army HQ, as Secretary of the Joint Planning Committee in the Ministry of Defence and as Senior Instructor at the Defence Services Staff College.

Maj Gen (Dr) GD Bakshi, SM, VSM, Retd.


 Maj Gen (Dr) GD Bakshi, SM, VSM, Retd. Bakshi, a combat veteran, commanded his battalion in active operations in Kargil. Later, he commanded a brigade in Counter-Terrorist operations in the rugged mountains of Kishtwar. He subsequently commanded the reputed Romeo Force during intensive Counter-Terrorist operations in the Rajouri-Punch Districts of J&K in the wake of Operation Sarp Vinash and succeeded in pacifying the area. He has served two tenures at the highly prestigious Directorate General of Military Operations (during Op Pawan and Op Vijay) and was the first BGS (IW) at HQ Northern Command. He taught at the Indian Military Academy Dehradun, the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College before retiring in 2008.

Air Marshal (Retd) Bharat Kumar

Associate Editors

 Air Marshal (Retd) Bharat Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, a fighter pilot, commissioned in 1959, commanded a MiG-21 squadron and two major operational bases. A graduate of the Vorosholov General Staff Academy, Moscow, he was Director Plans and Director Operations, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Inspection) and Air 1 and Senior Air Staff at HQ of Operational Commands. Air Marshal Bharat Kumar was AOC HQ Maritime Air Operations and AOC-in-C Southern Air Command before retirement in 1997.

Maj Gen (Retd) Deepak K Mehta

Associate Editors

Maj Gen (Retd) Deepak K Mehta held key appointments in the Army from 1972 to 2009 before retiring as Chief of Staff of the Desert Corps. Earlier, he commanded 20 Infantry Division on the border with China in the East. Mehta commanded a brigade during Operation Parakram. After command of an infantry brigade, Mehta had been Brigadier Personnel & Logistics as well Brigadier General Staff Information Warfare in HQ Northern Command.

Vijay Mahajan

Consulting Editors

 Vijay Mahajan is a graduate and Distinguished Alumnus of IIT, Delhi, post-graduate of IIM, Ahmedabad and was a mid-career Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA. He worked with Philips, the electronics multinational, for four years. Vijay was a member of the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. He is a member of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) and the Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods. He serves on the Boards of several NGOs and Institutes of Management, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), the global microfinance apex hosted by the World Bank. Vijay was selected as one of the 60 "Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs" at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Davos in 2003 and is Co-Chair of the WEF's Global Advisory Council on Social Entrepreneurship.

Sameer Narula

Consulting Editors

 Sameer Narula is co-founder and Managing Director of Openrialto Solutions, a startup venture that offers Enterprise Asset leverage service in peer-collaboration model. Prior to starting his entrepreneurial journey, he spent several years providing technology consulting services to large enterprises like Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Bell Labs and others in the US. Sameer holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering and a post graduate diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from IIM Bangalore

Dr. Vo Xuan Vin

Research Fellows


Research Fellows

 Dr. Vo Xuan Vin. Head, Politics and International Relations Department, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). Dr. Vinh has done his Ph.D. on “The Role of ASEAN in India’s Look East Policy” from Vietnam Graduate Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam.