New Delhi : IDYB Group, with a legacy of 77 years in publishing, have launched Indian Military Review, a monthly military magazine, designed to address the long standing needs of the armed forces, the strategic community and defence industry for a regular media on defence concepts, security issues and technology.
The inaugural issue of the magazine, which comes from the publishers of the ever popular Indian Defence Yearbook, will be released in January 2010. The print version of the magazine is also complimented with an electronic version, which will be unveiled on 1 January 2010.
Maj Gen (Retd) RK Arora, Executive Editor of Indian Military Review, says that the aim of Indian Defence Publishers was to reach every officer of the Indian armed forces. To meet that aim the magazine would initially be distributed free of cost to all units and formations of the Army, Navy and Air Force.
The Editor, Gen Arora, is an established scholar and soldier of the Indian Army who sought premature retirement to take up the challenge of meeting the academic and intellectual requirements of the officers looking for quality inputs on defence matters. In his last appointment in the Army, before Arora took up the editorial task was to head the REDFOR (Red Forces) Branch at the Army’s Training Command. REDFOR Branch collects and analyses information on China, Pakistan and potential adversaries so as provide the Army with the ‘enemy’s thinking, concepts and likely plans’.
Gen Arora holds post graduate degrees in Public Administration, Defence Studies & Management and Social Science. Besides experience in counter-insurgency, he was involved in the joint operations planning as secretary of the Joint Planning Committee in the Ministry of Defence and in the perspective planning for short and long term planning for acquisition of infantry weapons in Army Headquarters.