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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 1 Mar – Apr 2022

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Editorial

Col Ashwani Sharma (Retd)

Russia’s special military operations have captured the world’s attention like no other.  Unlike wars in other parts of the world in rec... Read More

Geostrategy

22

THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: IMMENSE SCOPE FOR STUDY BY THE WORLD OF STRATEGIC AFFAIRS

24

Russia – Ukraine Conflict Global Impact and Implications

analysing the implications beyond the military strategy and tactics

29

The War in Ukraine Military Aspects

Military aspects and lessons from the russia- Ukraine war

34

Ukraine War, Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities

CEMA continues to play a major role in deciding the outcome of the military operations

Military Affairs

14

The Future is Now : Air Power in the Age of Manned-Unmanned Teaming

Unmanned and manned platforms will operate together in a synergised manner

39

Atmanirbhar Bharat: The Way Forward

Defining self-reliance in defence and significance of collaborative approach

40

Atmanirbhar Bharat and Indian Armed Forces

Self-reliance in defence implies a successful collaborative approach and not isolation

44

Defence reforms: Beyond the clarion call

A critical analysis some of the recent reforms in defence

54

Diverse indian terrain: look Beyond one size fits all approach

Indian frontiers mandate that we look at terrain specific system

60

Industry 4.0-enabled Naval Interoperability and Jointness

A review of SMART tech being added to naval warfare

Military Technology

19

CAESAR: The Long-Range Proven 155 mm 52 Cal

Caesar consistently achieved very high accuracy in high temperatures

20

Smiths Detection: Revealing the Invisible

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies

48

Army Design Bureau: the Next step towards spearheading Military Equipment Design

Time to take ADB to the next level

51

The Curious Case of ‘Indian Enterprises’ as offset partners

Inconsistencies in the interpretation of ‘Indian enterprise’

52

Iyappan Engineering Industries Pvt Ltd (IEIPL): Our Goal Is Self Reliance

Achieving excellence in engineering

58

Entremonde Protects Indian Defence with MSCN Under Atmanirbhar Bharat

State-of-the-art MSCNs and signature management by the Entremonde Polycoaters ltd

Regular Features

70

Battles that Made History

Battle Honours of The Indian Army – 29 (1971 War) Gadra city: Surprise and Stealth

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.