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Defence Minister releases 9th edition of 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2020'

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Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh releasing the latest edition of 'Brahmand World Defence Update 2020' at DefExpo India in Lucknow. Photo: Brahmand

LUCKNOW (BNS): Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Defence Minister of India, today on 7th February 2020 released the 9th edition of global military yearbook ‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2020’ at the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion during the 3rd day of Defexpo India 2020 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Shri Rajnath Singh has penned the ‘Foreword’ for the book.

The yearbook was released in the presence of Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, DS & DG (BrahMos), DRDO and CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace.

In its latest edition, the yearbook – an initiative of India-Russia JV entity BrahMos Aerospace – has made an exclusive inclusion of “Military Radars & Sonars” of six powerful countries, namely China, India, Israel, Japan, Russia and the USA, in addition to the comprehensive coverage of military data of 113 countries worldwide.

Military Radars & Sonars play one of the most important and strategic roles in securing the borders of a country and also safeguard the armed forces from enemy attacks. With network-centric warfare leading the battlefield and potential adversaries fielding new advanced capabilities, military radar and sonar operators are continuously developing new systems to identify, track and monitor evolving threats to their airspace, in sea or land.

‘Brahmand World Defence Update 2020’ has listed in detail about such advanced 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 2020’ promises to be a vital source of reference for the armed forces and defence establishments and also for 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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