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SOUTH ASIA DEFENCE & STRATEGIC REVIEW

South Asia Defence & Strategic Review is a bi-monthly magazine focussing on issues related to Geostrategy, Military Technology, Defence and Strategic Affairs and their impact on South Asian Region. The aim of the magazine is to help shape policies and spread awareness amongst our readers on such matters in the region.
Started in March 2007, the magazine provides a 360-degree view of the latest developments and key issues in the defence and security domain. Over the years the magazine has carved out a large subscriber base in the Indian Subcontinent and rest of the world. The readership is amongst the uniformed communities, Ministries of Defence and External Affairs, think tanks, military analysts, educational and training institutions.
Our contributors include luminaries in the field of defence & strategy with military experts forming the core of our editorial team.

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Vol 16 Issue 4 Sep – Oct 2022

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Editorial

Col Ashwani Sharma (Retd)

Self-reliance in defence ought to be every nation’s aspiration. Secure borders and a safe internal environment provide the country with th... Read More

Geostrategy

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Pakistan Floods: Where Disaster Strikes Terror Rejoices

An unfortunate and desperate situation exploited by terrorist organisations in Pakistan

49

Grey Zone Operations at Sea Nord Stream1 and 2 Pipelines

Sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines exposes vulnerability of subsurface assets

Military Affairs

23

Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Indian Warfighting Philosophy are Inseparable

The land of Bhagwad Gita and Arthashastra must have its own warfighting doctrine

28

Self-Reliance in Defence: India’s journey so far

How far have we come as a nation in becoming self-reliant in defence

31

INTERVIEW: Chief of the Air Staff

QA with the CAS on the occasion of DefExpo 2022 and the IAF’s 90th Aniversary.

58

Decoding The Cyberwarfare Regulatory Framework and Fault-Lines

Often a complicated and less understood regulatory framework made easy to comprehend

Military Technology

18

Role of Secure Internet of Things Applications in Indian Defence

How and why the IoT’s security assumes significance in the country

37

Emergency Procurements: Panacea or a Detriment to Capability Development ?

Fast Track/Emergency procurements must only be resorted to make up critical deficiencies

40

Almerio Brings Innovation to The Fore

Innovative solutions to operational and peacetime issues faced by military and police personnel

44

Exicom Facinating Story of Transformation of Indian Air Force into a World Class Integrated Air Power

Exicom can contribute to a great extent in providing communication solutions to integrate operations across domains

47

Space and Maritime Situational Awareness Dfy Graviti Offers Indigenous Solution

Indigenous solutions for Space and Maritime situational awareness by an Indian Start-up

53

Dual Band Fire Control Radar (LT ADR-DB) by Larsen & Toubro

A high end dual band Fire Control radar by L&T

56

BEL is the ET Iconic Brand of India

BEL ’s superb performance in recent years has been recognized and rewarded by ET The new CMD deserves credit for doing well as the CFO

62

Self Reliance is our Goal-Iyyappan Industries

IEIPL is a Bangalore based company specializing in a number of machine tools

Regular Features

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Battles that Made History

Battle Honours of The Indian Army - (1971 War) Dera Baba Nanak

Contributors

LT GEN SYED ATA HASNAIN

PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR (Retd)
is an eminent writer and speaker. He is a Distinguished Fellow of Vivekananda Foundation. The General is a former Military Secretary and GOC of two of India’s most important Corps.

LT GEN JP SINGH

PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
former Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (P&S) is presently a Senior Advisor with DRDO. A cavalry officer, JP is one of the few who understand users’ requirements, state of R&D and the entire industrial landscape in India.

VICE ADMIRAL PRADEEP CHAUHAN

AVSM**, VSM, IN (Retd)
was the Navy’s first Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) and later, Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command. A prolific writer, he retired as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

LT GEN VINOD BHATIA

PVSM, AVSM, SM (Retd)
is Director, Centre for Joint Warfare Studies. He is the former DG Infantry and DG Military Operations

LT GEN ARUN SAHNI

PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM
is a former GOC in C of the South Western Command who served the Indian Army with great distinction. A renowned speaker on contemporary issues, General Sahni is an Artillery officer who played a leading role in modernisation of Indian Artillery.

AIR MARSHAL ANIL CHOPRA

PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd),
is a pioneer of the Mirage 2000 fleet. He commanded two operational bases and the IAF’s Flight Test Centre ASTE. He is a former member of AFT Lucknow.

LT GEN SHOKIN CHAUHAN

PVSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM (Retd)
had an illustrious career in the army. He commanded the prestigious 1 Corps and was the DG Assam Rifles.

LT GEN AB SHIVANE

PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
had a very distinguished career in the Indian Army. He commanded 1 Corps and retired as the DG Mechanised Forces. He is a Senior Advisor to OFB.

DR VIJAY SAKHUJA

is an expert on maritime affairs and is a former Director, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi.

LT GEN NB SINGH

VSM, (Retd)
former DG EME is presently a member of Armed Forces Tribunal, Jabalpur

LT GEN B S PAWAR (RETD)

is a former ADG Army Aviation and Commandant, School of Artillery.

LT GEN (DR) V K SAXENA

PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
is the former Director General of Army Air Defence

LT GEN BALBIR SINGH SANDHU (RETD)

is a former DGST and writes frequently on military affairs

MAJ GEN VINOD SAIGHAL (RETD)

is the Executive Director of Eco Monitors Society.

Maj Gen Harvijay Singh (Retd)

Maj Gen Harvijay Singh, SM was the Additional Director General in Signals Directorate at the Army HQ. He is a prolific writer.

COL MICHAEL PADGETT (RETD)

is a former AD, Ordnance and Acquisition Corps officer of the US Army.

AJAY SINGH

is an expert on security matters and has authored three books and over 170 articles for various journals. He writes and speaks extensively on geo-politics and contemporary warfare.

BRIG ARVIND THAKUR

a retired Cavalry Officer of the Indian Army is a graduate of the US Army War College.

Brig P Binuraj

is a retired  Gunner Officer who  was Director Operations in Artillery Directorate and commanded an Artillery Brigade. He is an alumni of College of Defence Management and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.