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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 13 Issue 2 May/June 2019

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Editorial

Col A K Sharma (Retd)

The largest democracy in the world has given a clear verdict – verdict for a strong, secure, progressive and unified India. To qualify the... Read More

Geostrategy

18

Terror Outrage in Sri Lanka The Global and Regional Connotations

Is it the Islamic State's peripheral approach to India?

36

Have the Pakistan Tanzeems become too hot to handle ?

Pakistani Tanzeems have grown from strength to strength over the years. Bringing them to book is easier said than done

45

What is the Indo-Pacific? The New Geopolitics of the Asia-Centred Rim Land

From the Chinese view point the idea appears to be to keep the US in, lift India up and keep China out of the Indian Ocean

Military Affairs

13

Apache and Chinook – Rotary Wing Capability Boost – IAF

Chinook and the Apache helicopters will give a massive boost to the capability of the IAF

23

Physical Protection of India’s Critical Maritime Infrastructure: Part 1: Maritime Energy Sector

First of the six part series on physical protection of India’s Critical Information Infrastructure

58

ATAGS: An Impending Success Story

Details of a truly Make in India project

60

MH 60R ROMEO – A Long Felt Need Begins to Get Addressed- Way Ahead

The Anti Submarine Warfare helicopter is a critical need of the Indian Navy

Military Technology

28

5G – The Fifth Generation Wireless Communications

5G will spillover into the military sphere thus transforming warfare

31

Soldier Modernisation : 07 May 2019

A report on the Round Table

51

Beyond the Horizon Communications in the TBA

Military Satellite Systems may not be able to meet our requirements

54

Warfare in Outer Space

The test clearly demonstrated the capabilities of India’s overall space program and strong national resolve

Regular Features

62

Scholar Warriors

About time the Army commenced sensitizing the nation about the challenges that its men meet on an everyday basis

70

Battles that made History

Battle Honours of The Indian Army - 13 1947- 48 Indo-Pak War: Poonch, Jhangar

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)

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.