February 2016

Editorial Team

Our Editorial Board and list of contributors consist of eminent personalities in the field of defence, diplomacy and administration.

Some of them are: -

Advisor Military Affairs
Lt Gen JP Singh (Retd)

AK Sharma

Associate Editor
Prabudh Sharma

Consulting Editor
R Chandrashekhar

Roving Editor
Ajay Singh

Editor Geopolitics
Mariam Safi

About Defstrat

South Asia Defence & Strategic Review is a leading publication on matters related to Defence and Strategy, Internal Security and Military Technology. A bi-monthly publication, the magazine was launched in Mar 2007 and has gained steadily in stature and credibility. It has already secured a large subscription and readership base in the entire SA region and rest of the world.

Maintenance of Military Equipment Need for a Renaissance

It is well known that in the modern world there is a need for an agile and leaner combat support force to meet the modernisation of the Indian Army. The diversity and proliferation in the technology of the equipment being procured has resulted in sophisticated equipment which needs periodic and superior maintenance. I still remember an embarrassed myself in uniform standing in the inner circle of Connaught Place in Delhi with my girlfriend in 1984 next to a one ton vehicle with its hood open and the driver trying to pump desperately the carburettor.

Boosting The Lethal Punch of Brahmos

In what has been described as a shot in the arm for strengthening and refining India’s missile strike capability, Indian army in  November 2015, successfully test-fired the land attack, Block III variant of the Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, perhaps the most formidable and lethal weapon system available with the Indian defence forces.

Nepal : A Constitution In Crisis

Kathmandu is usually a bustling city. Tourists throng the streets, overloaded taxis and autos zip by; quaint eateries usually extending onto the pavements are packed with customers and the night life has much to offer. Yet, none of this is now visible. It is now a city of queues. Mile long lines wind away in front of fuel outlets and even larger ones wait for precious LPG cylinders. Few tourists are visible, and most taxis and autos park idly on the roads.

Armoured Vehicles India 2015

“Mechanised Forces target the will of the enemy” said Lt Gen AB Shivane, VSM, Director General Mechanised Forces in his Keynote Address at the 6th edition of ‘Armoured Vehicles India’ symposium, organized jointly by the ‘Centre for Joint Warfare Studies’ and Defstrat.com on 18-19 Nov at IDSA, New Delhi.  Addressing the audience comprising various stakeholders and luminaries in the Armoured Vehicles domain, the DG Mech Forces spoke eloquently about the varied challenges and 4G threats in the region and stressed on the need to work out a comprehensive investment s