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IN THIS VOLUME:

Strategic Review of 2017: Forecasting for 2018 – Lt Gen JS Bajwa

The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability - Danvir Singh

Dealing With The Stealth Threat: The Way Forward - Lt Gen VK Saxena

The Unmanned Battlefield Helicopter - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

F-16 Block 70 vs SAAB JAS 39E - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Project 75 (India) and the Australian Submarine Programme - Cdr CP Srivastava

Cyber Security: Civil and Military Implications - Maj Gen SG Vombatkere

Defence Production: Time for Major Policy Reforms - Prof (Dr) SN Misra

Seizing the Ultimate High Ground: The Growing Military Exploitation of Space - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Missiles, Satellites and Anti-Systems - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

Defence Budget (2018-19) - Prof (Dr) SN Misra

IAF Fighter Fleet in Crisis - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Make in India for the Indian Navy: A Make or Break Situation - Dr PK Ghosh

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

The Strategy of Moral High Ground in Jammu and Kashmir - Lt Gen PG Kamath

Pakistan: From the Arms of Uncle Sam to the Lap of Aunt Xing - Brig Anil Gupta

What Made the ‘Sword of Islam’ Conquer Large Parts of the Ancient World? - Col JK Achuthan

India and Israel – Inseparable Friends - Brig Anil Gupta

Should India Militarily Intervene in Maldives? - RSN Singh

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IN THIS VOLUME:The World after the 19th Party Congress - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

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INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT :

Indian Military Doctrine: An Analysis - Gp Capt Johnson Chacko

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Surface Air Defence Missile Systems: Potent and Relevant - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Force Multipliers for the IAF: Enhancing Aerial Power and Reach - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Modernisation of the IAF’S Helicopter Fleet - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

LCA Tejas: Still a Long Way - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

The Nuances of Air Threat and its Implications - Lt Gen VK Saxena

Integrated Simulators for Training of Mechanised Forces: The Way Ahead - Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan

The Space Race, The Cold War - Martand Jha

Oil - Is it a Dyaing Resource? - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

Electronic Warfare: Emerging Trends in Technology - Col Subhasis Das

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!! - RSN Singh

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality? - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Role of the IAF in a Two-Front War - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Army to get its own Apaches Attack Helicopters - Lt Gen BS Pawar

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

Rise of China: An Enigma - Col Anil Athale

Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production - Prof SN Misra

Infantry’s Day as it Was - Danvir Singh

Battleground Afghanistan - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

North Korea and South China Sea Flashpoints: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table? - Maj Gen SB Asthana

Central Armed Police Forces: Do we really care? - Rakesh Kr Sinha

To ‘Act East’, Act in the North East India First! - Col Anil Athale

The New Line-up in China’s Defense Forces - Claude Arpi

Virtual Currencies: Bitcoin as an Emerging Terror Financing Threat to India - Dr SV Raghavan

J&K: The Sacrifice of Past Generations should not go in Vain - Col Jaibans Singh

In this New York Times bestseller, updated for 2016, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general. And yet, when it comes to geo-politics, much of what we are told is generated by analysts and other experts who have neglected to refer to a map of the place in question.

All leaders of nations are constrained by geography. In “one of the best books about geopolitics” (The Evening Standard), now updated to include 2016 geopolitical developments, journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders.

Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe. Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China’s power base continue to expand? Why is Tibet destined to lose its autonomy? Why will Europe never be united? The answers are geographical. “In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics” (Newsweek) and a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs.
China fragments, a new Cold War with Russia, Mexcio challenges U.S., the new great powers Turkey, Poland and Japan.  The Next 100 Years is a fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.


In his provocative book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future—offering a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century.
The Next 100 Years draws on a fascinating exploration of history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years. Friedman shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, at the dawn of a new era—with changes in store, including:

• The U.S.-Jihadist war will conclude—replaced by a second full-blown cold war with Russia.
• China will undergo a major extended internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power.
• A new global war will unfold toward the middle of the century between the United States and an unexpected coalition from Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Far East; but armies will be much smaller and wars will be less deadly.
• Technology will focus on space—both for major military uses and for a dramatic new energy resource that will have radical environmental implications.
• The United States will experience a Golden Age in the second half of the century.

Written with the keen insight and thoughtful analysis that has made George Friedman a renowned expert in geopolitics and forecasting, The Next 100 Years presents a fascinating picture of what lies ahead.

For continual, updated analysis and supplemental material, go to www.Stratfor.com
 The biennial Aero India Show is here again in Bengaluru. The current issue is focused on Air Power. With Prime Minister raising the upper limit of FDI in the Defence Industry sector and bringing forth a policy of “Make in India” the international weapon systems and equipment manufacturers are realigning their format to meet the requirement in these changed circumstances. The major players in the aviation industry are already on the starting blocks and fine tuning their nuanced approach. Dr Nikolai Novichkov has presented a view of the Russian aviation industry; Steven Gillard has outlined Rolls Royce’s committed support in positioning India as a global manufacturing hub. Boeing has elaborated on the maintenance support and services being set up for the two major aircraft deployed by the IAF – C17 and P8I as also making India as a hub for support and services in the region. Rafael Industries and IAI Israel too have outlined the format for possible TOT in an impressive array of technologies in the future.

A fair number of our articles are devoted to analysing India’s Air Power.  Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja has comprehensively dwelt on India’s present and future combat fleet. Drones as game changers are presented lucidly by S Gopal. Space is considered an adjunct to air power; Gp Capt AK Sachdev has analysed this aspect in relation to India’s space endeavours.  IAF phased out its fleet of Canberra medium bombers in 1990. Was that a well considered decision taking into account India’s future growth as a regional and global power? The role of bombers in the air force is pithily argued by Sqn Ldr Vijainder Thakur. As aircraft exploit the air medium, air defence weapons aim to deny this freedom to aircraft and missiles. Air Marshal Anil Chopra brings forth the success of the ‘Iron Dome’ deployed by the Israelis and its role in protecting surface targets.

This issue also covers India’s ‘sub-conventional deficit’ by our special correspondent and the present state of insurgency in India’s North East region by Brig R Borthakur. Gen Vijay Oberoi has highlighted the need for a structural change in India’s higher defence management. Brig Deepak Sinha has raised the issue of India’s security strategy and doctrine being on divergent paths. Maj Gen AK Chadha has emphatically put forth the need for the military in the digitalised battle field to carve out its own ‘slice of space’ for operating successfully in such a future war scenario. Air Marshal Anil Chopra and Dr SN Misra have presented the efficacy of TOT and off sets and challenges before the defence industry. Mr Kanwal Sibal has critically assessed the evolving dynamics of Indo-US relations. Gen JS Lidder with his UN experience has looked at the need for enhancing the role of women in conflict zones. Claude Arpi has been a keen China watcher. He presents the current situation in the PLA consequent to the crackdown by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the wide spread corruption in the Chinese PLA.

The IDR has endeavoured through the range of articles to hold the interest of the serious reader of military affairs.
    When looking into the existence and alleged activities of the infamous Illuminati secret society, one finds an overwhelming amount of conspiracy theories, hidden history, half-truths and hoaxes.  

    But how much truth is there to some of these claims you keep hearing about?  What is the real history of the mysterious group?  Do they continue to exist today?  What is the evidence?  And what are they doing?  

    After a decade of research sifting through the facts and the fiction, secret society expert Mark Dice will help you navigate through the complex maze from the original documents to rare revelations by elite politicians, bankers and businessmen, as he takes you Inside the Illuminati.  

SUBJECTS INCLUDE:

How and when the original writings of Adam Weishaupt and the Illuminati were discovered and what they say.  

See their own contingency plans showing they were prepared to continue operating in the event that they were discovered.  

The direct link between the Skull & Bones society at Yale University and the Bavarian Illuminati.

The connection to communism and Karl Marx’ admission that he was a member of a secret society which commissioned him to write The Communist Manifesto.

How they control the mainstream news media and use blockbuster films as propaganda tools to promote their agenda and shape our culture.

How they created various front groups like the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Federal Reserve to carry out their plans.  

Discover the virtually unknown secret society of secretaries and personal assistants who are trusted to serve elite businessmen and politicians.  

Investigations into the supposed bloodlines of the Illuminati, the Nephilim, and the Divine right of kings.   

Uncovering the Zodiac Club and their little-known twelve-member intimate dinner parties in New York.

The elite secret society of scientists funded by the Department of Defense who were responsible for creating the atomic bomb.  

The secret of “sex magic” and its alleged capabilities and perverted practitioners.  

The Jesuits, the Black Pope, and the Vatican’s child molesting mafia.  

Looking into allegations of child abuse, murder, and snuff films rumored to have taken place at the Bohemian Grove.  

The all-female version of the Bohemian Grove consisting of America’s most powerful women.

Stunning Rockefeller and Rothschild family admissions and the extent of their power and influence.  

The secret Jekyll Island meeting that gave birth to the Federal Reserve System.  

Skull & Bones sister societies Scroll & Key and Wolf’s Head at Yale University and the inter-council meetings these “Big Three” hold.  

The strange spiritual beliefs, philosophies, and occult symbolism of the Mystery Schools and their offshoots.  

Investigations into alleged ex-members ‘Doc’ Marquis, Leo Zagami, Kevin Trudeau, Brice Taylor, George Green, Mark Cleminson, and others.  

The Illuminati’s ultimate goal of creating a New World Order, a cashless society, and soon revealing the “royal secret,” admitting that they do in fact worship Satan.  

Their Transhumanist dream to become immortal Gods using advanced anti-aging technology, cybernetic neural interfaces, and mind uploading for what they see as the final step in human evolution.  

Their preparation for the arrival of the Illuminati messiah (the Antichrist), believing that he will finally rule planet earth as a God.  

How you can work to free yourself from mental, spiritual, and financial enslavement and avoid many of the traps set to ensnare ignorant and uniformed people.  

By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

 Two issues that dominated the debates of the strategic community in the first quarter of this year were; ‘Make in India’ energetically marketed at the Aero-India Show and the Defence Budget.

The Defence Budget is looked at intently to get the general emphasis of the government on security. Brig Gurmeet Kanwal has debated this lucidly. Maintaining a large standing armed force requires more than mere day-to-day support. An ill-equipped large force mired with equipment hollowness is not a guarantee for security but in a future war will be cannon fodder for the adversary. Someone will have to be held accountable to the nation for this debilitating lapse. Or take a conscious decision to reduce its size if this country cannot afford a well equipped large armed force!!! Preparing an armed force on a long-term basis requires a deeply considered perspective of its future role in the national security scheme and the road map for its implementation. The absence of a doctrine and the hesitation of establishing a single point of contact on all matters military have been well debated in this issue. Generals Harwant and Banerjee and Colonel Achutan look at the aspects of doctrine.

‘Make in India’ has been the didactic theme of this Government. It needs to be spelt out in clear terms and not left to the (mis-)interpretation of the bureaucracy. Make in India will be feasible only when the basic industrial manufacturing has notched up a number of counts and the manpower skills to go with it are matching. Currently it is more theoretical than implementable. The articles Dr Misra, Air Marshal Kukreja and Group Captain Noronha address these issues with particular reference to the aero-space industry.

Two articles relate to the major current event on PM Modi’s visit to China; the first is on Tibet and the second on the boundary issue. Cyber space is emerging the next frontier; Gen Davinder Kumar has generated an excellent discussion on the issue. Col Harjeet has looked at the implications of social media on security. As a first Claude Arpi has documented a diary highlighting prominent issues relating to China’s PLA in this first quarter. This will now be a regular feature in the print edition.

Wishing all our readers a worthwhile professionally invigorating reading experience.
 IN THIS VOLUME:Propping up Proxies: India’s Inimical Neighbourhood – Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

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INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW COMMENT

Indian Air Force: 2025 – Air Marshal Anil Chopra

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PLAAF: Rising Challenge for the IAF – Gp Capt B Menon

Pakistan Air Force Today: Implications for India – Gp Capt B Menon

LCA Tejas: The never ending wait! – Air Marshal Anil Chopra

The IAF and its need for close Air Support – Sqn Ldr Vijainder K Thakur

Need for an Indian Marine Force – Col JK Achuthan

Taiwan – Why Shy Full Relations? – Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

India - Taiwan Relations: A Comprehensive Security Perspective – Tien-Sze Fang

BRICS: A Strategic Self Appraisal – S Rajasimman

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth – Lt Gen Amarjeet S Chabbewal

Flexible Reach: Balancing the IAF’s Air Transport Fleet – Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Future of Rotary Wing Craft – Gp Capt AK Sachdev

Aerospace and Defence News – Priya Tyagi

No place to Hide: Latest Developments in Air Defence Missiles – Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

Will advances in UAVs Edge out Manned Aircraft? – Gp Capt AK Sachdev

What Ails India’s Defence Industrial Complex? – Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

MSMES in Defence Production: A Neglected Sector – Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

Russian Domination of the Syrian Battleground – Danvir Singh

Petro-Jihadism: The Conspiracy within the Imperishable War in the Arab World – Maj Lal Ananth

Splintering Naxalism in India: Maoism or Money? – V Balasubramaniyan

 IN THIS VOLUME:

Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power Status - Lt Gen JS Bajwa (Editor)

 

Directed Energy Weapons: Game Changer Or A Damp Squib? - Gp Capt Joseph Noronha

 

Advances in Technology: Battlefield Helicopters - Gp Capt AK Sachdev

 

Space: The Force Multiplier For Air Power - Air Marshal Anil Chopra

 

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice? - Sumit Walia

 

Look Long, Look Deep: China’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems - Gp Capt Ravinder Singh Chhatwal

 

Our Armed Forces: Do We Take Them Seriously? - Sanjiv Khanna

 

China’s ‘Contentious’ Path To War? - Anant Mishra

 

Balancing Politics and Power: Prognosis of China’s Military Build-up - Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee

 

Embrace the Future of Kashmir - Lt Gen Subrata Saha

 

Resurgence of Ulfa (I) in Assam: Implications for Internal Security - Indrajit Sharma & Dr N Mohandas Singh

 

Naval Combat Systems: Evolution and Future Perspectives - Cmde Arun Kumar

 

Aerospace and Defence News - Priya Tyagi

 

Deepening India-Israel Ties: Changing Landscape of the Indian Defence Sector - Ketan Salhotra

 

Indo-Israel Relations: Make with India - Tamir Eshel

 

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview - Danvir Singh

 

Pax Britannica Whittled Down to an Island Kingdom: (Intrigues that Built an Empire: Intrigued by Wheels of History) - Lt Gen PG Kamath

 

North Korea - A Delinquent State? - Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja

 

The Offset Policy - A Decade in Retrospect - Dr SN Misra

 

Pakistan for Balochistan, not Balochis - RSN Singh

 

Army’s Battlefield Support System: Fielding Initially Planned by 2017 could take Another Decade - Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

 

China has done India a Favor - Dr Amarjit Singh

 

Shekatkar Committee Report: Genuine ‘Reforms’ or Cosmetic ‘Re-grouping’? - Gp Capt TP Srivastava

 

Who made North Korea a nuclear power? Dr A.Q. Khan? - Sumit Walia

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