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Dr. V K Saraswat releases 8th edition of 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2019'

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NITI Aayog member and former DRDO Chief Dr. V K Saraswat releases the 8th edition of 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2019'. Also present on the occasion, Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace and Praveen Pathak, CGM (Mkt. Prom. & Export), BrahMos.

BENGALURU (BNS): NITI Aayog member and former DRDO Chief Dr. V K Saraswat on 21st February 2019 released the eighth edition of global military yearbook ‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2019’ at the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion during Aero India 2019.

The yearbook was released in the presence of Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, DS & DG (BrahMos), DRDO and CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, who has penned the ‘Foreword’ for the book.

In its latest edition, the yearbook – an initiative of India-Russia JV entity BrahMos Aerospace – has made an exclusive inclusion of ‘Air & Missile Defence Systems’ of six powerful nations, namely China, India, Israel, Japan, Russia and the USA in addition to the comprehensive coverage of military data of 113 countries worldwide.

Air Defence Systems and Missile Defence Systems have become highly critical strategic assets for powerful militaries across the world in the 21st century. From ensuring strategic stability to containing escalation of a potential military conflict and even defeating the enemy if necessary, such systems have come to occupy centre-stage in present times.

‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2019’ has listed in detail about such advanced weapons and related systems possessed by few powerful nations in the world.

Besides, it has provided incisive, comprehensive and up-to-date facts, figures and data on the armed forces of 113 countries worldwide with the objective to give a comprehensive assessment of the present-day global military order.

The yearbook has covered each country’s overall military capability by listing its existing weapons' inventory, ongoing/ future arms procurement plans and annual defence spending besides detailing important political & defence personnel along with the country’s core conflict areas.

It has also provided detailed strategic information on 33 leading countries selected from each continent/region with key focus on their geopolitical importance, strategic relations, threat perception, defence capabilities and defence budget trends.

Like all its previous editions, ‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2019’ promises to be a vital source of reference for the armed forces and defence establishments and also for the global arms manufacturers, research institutions, academia, think-tanks, Captains of industries and even for the general readers keen to know about latest global military developments and trends.

The yearbook is published by Pentagon Press.

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