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Brainchild of noted journalist and visionary Shri S.P. Baranwal, SP Guide Publications was established in 1964. Daring to tread the path that very few can even dream of venturing on, it was his foresight which a year later fructified into the Military Yearbook, later renamed SP’s Military Yearbook. SP Guide Publications now presents SP’s Military Yearbook 2014. In keeping with its commitment to bridge the gap between the armed forces and the defence industry, the treatise incorporates in-depth analysis of the needs and aspirations of the armed forces as well as the capabilities and potential of defence manufacturers. Its distinguished panel of editors comprises current and former elite personnel of the Indian armed forces as well as foreign contributors from across the globe. An exhaustive reference manual for the armed forces of all the Asian countries, the SP’s Military Yearbook presents the most effective platform to reach leaders and decision-makers in the armed forces, defence industry and the Government. With its rich content and holistic insights garnered from the opinions and perspectives of experts in the field, it is acknowledged as a veritable treasure-trove of accurate, relevant and indispensable information. “A weapon that offers not just the penetration but respectability, too, generating a sense of pride within the manufacturers,” says the Editor-in-Chief, Jayant Baranwal, emphasising on its wide reach that allows defence manufacturers around the globe to advertise their product and attract potential buyers.


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Dr Manmohan Singh

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Prime Minister of India

Dr Manmohan Singh, the 15th Prime Minister of India, is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. Born on September 26, 1932, in a village in Punjab province of undivided India, Dr Singh completed his matriculation from Punjab University in 1948. His academic career took him to the University of Cambridge in the UK, where he earned a first class Honours degree in Economics in 1957 followed by a D.Phil in Economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University in 1962. Dr Singh’s academic credentials were burnished by the years he spent on the faculty of Punjab University and the Delhi School of Economics. His brief stint at the UNCTAD Secretariat was prior to his appointment as Secretary General of the South Commission in Geneva between 1987 and 1990. In 1971, Dr Singh served as Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Commerce and subsequently took over as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance in 1972. Among the numerous positions held by Dr Singh are

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Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chairman of the University Grants Commission. The turning point in the economic history of independent India was his tenure as the Finance Minister of India from 1991 to 1996. Among the multitude of awards and honours conferred upon Dr Singh in his public career, the most prominent are India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan (1987); the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress Association (1995); the Asia Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year (1993 and 1994); the Euro Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year (1993); the Adam Smith Prize of the University of Cambridge (1956); and the Wright’s Prize for Distinguished Performance at St. John’s College in Cambridge (1955). Dr Singh has been a member of the Rajya Sabha since 1991 and has served as the Leader of the Opposition from 1998 to 2004.

A.K. Antony

Defence Minister A.K. Antony took over as the Union Defence Minister on October 24, 2006, marking a return to the Indian Cabinet after a long hiatus of 12 years. Born on December 28, 1940 in Cherthala of Alappuzha district in Kerala, to Aley Kutty and Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai, he is a law graduate from the University of Kerala. He was married on March 17, 1985 to Elizabeth Antony and has two sons. His interest in politics and social work dates back to his young days when he headed the students’ unions.

Having been a member of the Congress Party from the beginning, he has held several party posts both at the state and national levels. He has also held numerous positions in the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 1970 onwards and took charge of the portfolio of Union Cabinet Minister of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution from 1993 to 1995. Antony, who has been the Chief Minister of Kerala thrice, is an astute politician with a spotless image.

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  BAHRAIN Head of State HM King Hamad bin isa al Khalifa Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Minister of Interior Lt General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

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General of Army Americo Salvador de Oliveira, Commander of Ground Operations of Brazilian Army, calls on General V.K. Singh, New Delhi September 26, 2011 n September 26: General of Army Americo Salvadar de Oliveira, Commander of Ground Operations of Brazil, called on Indian Army Chief General V.K. Singh in New Delhi and made a commitment to increase defence relations between the two Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and India, Brazil, South Africa (IBSA) partners.

n July 19: Indo-US Strategic Dialogue on defence, space, counter- terrorism, bilateral economic ties and cooperation in the field of civil nuclear energy were the areas of focus. n July 22: North Korea and South Korea dialogue at ASEAN meet in Bali aimed at engaging Pyongyang on the nuclear issue held. n July 28-29: North Korea and the United States exploratory talks in New York to determine if North Korea was willing to restart nuclear talks. It ended on a cordial note but there was no progress throughout the year.

: SEPTEMBER 2011 n September 2-3: Istanbul meet on Afghanistan reaffirmed commitment and cooperation of regional countries to peace and stability in Kabul.

n June 6: Indo-US defence dialogue chaired by the Minister of Defence A.K. Antony and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reaffirmed the engagement giving India a pivotal role in the US policy of shift to the Asia Pacific. n June 11-12: India-Pakistan talks on Siachen failed to make headway due to differences. However, both countries committed to hold continuous dialogues. n June 18: The India-Pakistan 12th round of talks on Sir Creek held an agreement to engage further. Analysts envisage this as a security doable between the two countries. n June 13: India-US Strategic Dialogue chaired by External Affairs Minister and the US Secretary of State highlighted wide-ranging partnership between the two countries in multiple spheres from education to health care and services sectors. n June 28: The second India-South Korea strategic dialogue reaffirmed commitment for mutual cooperation.

n November 1-3: Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited Japan for a defence dialogue to strengthen defence cooperation and expand engagement.



REGIONAL BALANCE continues to suffer from shortages of housing, clean water, electricity, medical care and jobs. Criminality, insecurity, weak governance, and the Afghan Government’s difficulty in extending rule of law to all parts of the country pose challenges to future economic growth. Afghanistan’s living standards are among the lowest in the world. While the international community remains committed to Afghanistan’s development, pledging over $67 billion at nine donors’ conferences between 2003 and 2010, the Government of Afghanistan will need to overcome a number of challenges, including low revenue collection, anaemic job creation, high levels of corruption, weak government capacity, and poor public infrastructure. Defence Total Armed Forces : Active 1,36,106 (Army 1,31,906, Air 4,200) Paramilitary : Afghan National Police 1,19,639

Area : 6,52,230 sq km Capital : Kabul Coastline : 0 km (landlocked) Population : 3,04,19,928 (July 2012 est.) Note: This is a significantly revised figure; the previous estimate of 3,36,09,937 was extrapolated from the last Afghan census held in 1979, which was never completed because of the Soviet invasion. Ethnic Divisions: Pashtun 42 per cent, Tajik 27 per cent, Hazara 9 per cent, Uzbek 9 per cent, Aimak 4 per cent, Turkmen 3 per cent, Baloch 2 per cent, others 4 per cent Religions : Sunni Muslim 80 per cent, Shia Muslim 19 per cent, others 1 per cent Languages : Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50 per cent, Pashto (official) 35 per cent, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11 per cent, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4 per cent, much bilingualism Literacy : 28.1 per cent Government : Islamic republic Suffrage : 18 years of age; universal Administrative Divisions : 34 provinces

Overview of the Economy Afghanistan’s economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid. Much of the population

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n October 4: India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation meets in New Delhi. Delay in handing over of Gorshkov aircraft carrier announced. n October 22: Second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue was held in Tokyo on October 22, 2012. Bilateral security and defence cooperation was reviewed. n October 29: Third India-US-Japan trilateral dialogue was held. Strategies to combat piracy, bolster maritime security and leverage strengths to shape the Asia-Pacific architecture was discussed.

: NOVEMBER 2012 n November 2: The Twelfth Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Member States of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC) was held at Gurgaon, India. Six priority areas for cooperation identified to include, maritime security, piracy and disaster risk reduction. n November 20: East Asia Summit was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was attended by global leaders including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and Deputy Chief of General Staff of Chinese PLA, General Ma Xiaotian, fourth Annual Defence Dialogue in New Delhi, on December 9, 2011 n December 9: The fourth India-China Annual Defence Dialogue was held in New Delhi following a brief period of breakdown after talks held in January 2010. The dialogue was held in a cordial atmosphere with a resolution for constructive engagement.

n November 30: Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs met in New Delhi. Review of border affairs were discussed and reduction in transgressions highlighted.


Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Director M.A. Dmitriev signing an agreement for the Su-30MKI aircraft licensed production expansion in India n December 16: India signed fresh agreements with Russia for the licensed production of 42 Sukhoi fighters, taking the total Sukhoi MKI fleet for the IAF to 272 numbers.

mand, exercise led to tensions on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea objected to the annual event.

n December 28: India and Oman extended validity of existing bilateral memorandum of understanding on military cooperation for a further period of five years.

n October 14: Lt General Hla Htay Win, Joint Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar, called on Chief of Army Staff General V.K. Singh in New Delhi, seeking expansion of defence relations.

n December 12: North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on December 12, 2012. The missile is believed to have a range of 6,212 miles, enough distance to reach the west coast of the United States.


: JANUARY 2012 n January 30: Eleventh High-Level meeting and combined exercises between Japan and Indian Coast Guard expanded cooperation on coastal security between the two countries.

n January 30: Japanese delegation led by Admiral Hisayasu Suzuki, the Commandant, Japan Coast Guard, held the XI the High Level Meeting and Combined Exercises with the Indian Coast Guard, expanding joint interaction on coastal security.

n September 19: Noh Dae-Lae, Commissioner of Defence Acquisition Programme Administration

n January 31: French fighter Rafale declared L1 (lowest cost) in the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) in commercial bid process. Eurofighter Typhoon fails to make the mark due to higher assessed cost.

: FEBRUARY 2012 n February 9: Indian Union Cabinet approves guidelines for establishing joint venture companies by defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs). n February 13: Motorcycle-borne terrorist attaches magnet bomb to an Israeli diplomat’s wife’s car in New Delhi, injures and gets away.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony flanked by the then Navy Chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma and the C-in-C, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Anil Chopra aboard INS Viraat, during TROPEX 2012

n November 9: Second regiment of the 290-kmrange supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles with 16 weapon systems commissioned.

n February 29: IAF’s Eastern Air Command Exercise, code named “Pralay’, was witnessed in Brahmaputra and rest of the Eastern region of India.


: MARCH 2012

: OCTOBER 2012 n October 3-5: Counter IED India, Mumbai

PC-7 MkII by Pilatus n May 11: Indian Ministry of Defence enhances service HQs financial powers, approves induction of 145 light howitzers while the Cabinet Committee on Security approves 75 Pilatus trainer aircraft. n May 23: India Task Force on National Security submitted the Report to the Prime Minister for a permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Special Operations Command flagged as recommendations.

: AUGUST 2012 n August 2: India’s Ministry of Defence issued new Defence Offsets Guidelines greatly expanding the potential for indigenous industry while providing greater options for foreign companies.

n March 1: Armies of India and Indonesia concluded a week-long joint military exercise, Garuda Shakti, at the Indian Army’s elite Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte, Mizoram.

: FEBRUARY 2012 n March 21-April 1: India-Singapore Exercise Simbex, an annual maritime bilateral exercise expanding engagement between the two militaries was held.

n April 19: The Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully tested the Agni-V longrange ballistic missile by indicating entry of India into an exclusive club capable of strategic missile launch.

n March 5-19: Indian and the US Army companylevel Exercise Yudh Abhyas was held in Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan desert including ‘Desert Lark’, a counterinsurgency war game.

: APRIL 2012

n April 25: Pakistan test-fired Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) nuclear-capable intermediate-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile (2,500 to 3,000 kilometres).

n September 12-13: The fifth Annual GDI APAC: Geospatial Defence & Intelligence Asia-Pacific was held at Thailand n September 24: Smart Border Technology Forum Conference was held at Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai, UAE

: JANUARY 2012 n January 23: Russia handed over Nerpa nuclearpowered submarine to India on a 10-year lease in the far eastern port of Primorye. Long range ballistic missile Agni-V was launched from Wheeler island, in Odisha on April 19, 2012

n September 11-13: Conference on Soldier Modernisation India 2012 in New Delhi n September 11-13: Submarine Networks World 2012 was held at Singapore

General Bikram Singh presenting a memento to the Defence Minister, A.K. Antony at the inauguration of DEFCOM India on November 08, 2012 n November 8-9: International Seminar and Exposition Defcom India-2012 was held in New Delhi.

Mi-17 V5 helicopter n November 29-30: Defence Modernisation India Summit was held in New Delhi.

n February 17: Defence Minister A.K. Antony inducted the advanced Mi-17 V5 helicopter into IAF. Mi-17 V5 is the best helicopter in its class and will add to the flexibility and operational muscle to the Indian armed forces.


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n August 16-21: MAKS Air Show, Moscow, Russia

n March 3: Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony handed over indigenous Akash missile and TAL Torpedo to defence forces

: OCTOBER 2011

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n June 5: Pakistan successfully tested a fifth nuclearcapable missile, Hatf-VII cruise missile. n June 22: Trial of Indian Arjun Mark II tanks start at Rajasthan’s Pokhran field firing range.

n October 18-23: Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition

Defence Minister A.K. Antony and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma dedicating the Indian Navy’s FIS to the nation, New Delhi on August 11, 2012 n August 11: Indian Navy’s Financial Information System (FIS) was inaugurated. FIS is set to streamline the financial management of offsets. n August 25: Coastal radar network operationalised off the Mumbai coastline to enhance early warning and surveillance n August 28: Announcement of joint venture with Russia for production of SMERCH ammunition was inked. On implementation, it will boost the indigenous production of artillery ammunition.

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n April 7- 9: Harbour phase of India and the US Exercise Malabar in Bay of Bengal. The annual exercise has greatly contributed to interoperability and expansion of navy-to-navy contacts over the years.

n November 13-17: Dubai Air Show n November 16-21: China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition.

n November 8: In one of the biggest reshuffles in China People’s Liberation Army (PLA), there was a change in some of the top posts including head of the PLA Army, Air Force and General Armaments Department at the 18th Communist Party Congress.

n April 19: A contingent of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles flew to California to participate in Exercise Shatrujeet further affirming army-to-army training engagements between the two countries.

n Mid July: Aviation trials of INS Vikramaditya started for three months in Russia.

: FEBRUARY 2012 : DECEMBER 2012 n February14-19: Singapore Air Show

: MARCH 2012 n July 24: China’s 2nd Artillery Corps test-launched ICBM presumably DF-41. INS Chakra Indian Navy

n April 23-27: The India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Joint Coast Guard exercise—DOSTI XI was held off the coast of Male (Maldives).

: AUGUST 2012 n April 4: Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony received INS Chakra, the nuclear powered submarine in Visakhapatnam. The submarine will provide much needed training to Indian Navy in the running of nuclear-powered submarines.

: MAY 2012

: NOVEMBER 2012 n April 26: India’s first indigenous radar imaging satellite, RISAT-I, was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. RISAT-I will provide coverage to the Indian Navy.

n November 19-21: General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force, on a threeday goodwill visit to India. Military-to-military cooperation issues discussed.

Defence Minister A. K. Antony lighting the lamp to inaugurate the Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi on March 29, 2012.

n April 11: Indian Navy commissioned the third Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, the INAS 344, known as ‘Spirited Shadower’.


n April 24: Pakistan Navy inducted first fast attack craft PNS Azmat at the Xingang Shipyard, China.

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n July 21: New surface-to-surface tactical missile Prahar was successfully launched by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, India.

Dr Manmohan Singh with the leaders of the Nuclear Security Summit, in Seoul on March 27, 2012

n June 26-27: Seminar on Airborne Early Warning and Control was held in New Delhi n June 26-28: Conference on Future Artillery India 2012 was held in New Delhi

: JULY 2012 n July 9-10: Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations Asia Pacific 2012 was organised in Singapore

n September 26-28: The Fourth annual Armoured Vehicles Asia 2012 was held at Singapore

n April 27: First test-flight of Indian naval light combat aircraft (LCA) was successful. n April 5: Maiden test-flight of second indigenous Indian airborne early warning and control system aircraft in Brazil was successful.

n November 26-29: India’s Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne visits Myanmar. Areas for expansion of defence cooperation identified.

Commissioner of DAPA of Republic of Korea, Noh Dae-Lae called on the Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju, New Delhi, September 19, 2011

n December 17: Sudden demise of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lead to concerns of instability in Korean Peninsula.

: JANUARY 2012

: JUNE 2012 n June 5-6: Air and Missile Defence India, New Delhi n June14-15: Geo Intelligence Asia 2012, New Delhi n June 26-28: The International Conference on Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare and Digital Forensic (CyberSec2012) was held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n May 29: Pakistan successfully test-fired nuclearcapable Hatf III, Hatf-VIII and Hatf-IX missiles during the month.

n October 15-17: Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony visits Indonesia. First Ministerial level biennial defence dialogue held. Issues discussed include regional and global security, bilateral exercises involving Services, training, co-production of defence equipment and ammunition.

: NOVEMBER 2011 n November 14: New Officers Training Academy at Gaya, Bihar, was inaugurated by Army Chief General V.K. Singh.

: APRIL 2012 n April 16-19: Defence Services Asia was held in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia

: MAY 2012 n May 9-10: MilSatCom Asia, Singapore

n February 7-8: Defence Minister A.K. Antony participated in Indian Navy’s annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) with Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral A.K. Chopra.

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: FEBRUARY 2012 n February 1-2: The first Annual Defence Exports Asia conference was held in Singapore n February 21-24: CBRN-E Asia Pacific was held in Singapore

: AUGUST 2012


n July 19-28: Indian Navy ship INS Airavat visited Vietnam to show the flag in the South East Asian region. n July 22: South China Sea-Indian Navy-INS Airavat, “buzzed” by PLA Navy, however both sides play down the incident.

: NOVEMBER 2011 n November 16-18: Armoured Vehicles India 2011 conference was held in New Delhi.

n August 29: China’s Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie went on an official visit to Sri Lanka granting aid and assistance to military institutions and thus building the foundation of partnership for the future.

n September 2: China’s Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie was in India on an official visit with plans for expansion of military engagements between the two countries.

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n August 3: Eleven naval versions MiG jets delivered to India. Russia signed a contract in 2004 to supply 16 MiG-29K/KUB jets as part of its agreement to modernise the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov for the Indian Navy.




Kyrgyzstan Defence Minister, Maj Gen Abibilla Kudaberdiev paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, New Delhi on September 09, 2011

n November 12-25: Fourth Joint Military Training Exercises between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force was held in Belgaum to enhance defence cooperation.


n November 13-18: China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Air Show China) held.


n July 11: Indian Government sets up Task Force to review existing processes, procedures and practices in the national security system under the chairmanship of Naresh Chandra, former Cabinet Secretary.

Commissioning INS Satpura, Indian Navy n August 20: Indian Navy commissions INS Satpura, the second in the Shivalik class of multi-role frigates with stealth features being built for the Indian Navy.

n August 12: Analysis of commercial satellite photos find four new assembly facilities constructed at a missile production complex in North Korea’s Pyeongannam Province, Taepodong-2 long-range ballistic missile believed to have been assembled.

PLA military delegation from Tibet Autonomous Region in Kathmandu held talks with Nepal military officials on issues of mutual interest.

n September 7: Indian Chief of the Army Staff General V.K. Singh went on a three-day visit to Mongolia in early September, underlining increased Indo-Mongolian defence cooperation.

n September 9: Kyrgyz Defence Minister Major General Abibilla Kubaderdiev visited India in early September, heralding the growing Indo-Kyrgyz defence relations.

: DECEMBER 2011 n December 5: Exercise Sudarshan Shakti was witnessed by Supreme Commander of Armed Forces, the President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil. n December 20: The prestigious Presidential Fleet Review (PFR) by Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, the President of India, off the Mumbai coast.

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: OCTOBER 2012

Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai at the Sherpa Meeting for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit in New Delhi on January 16, 2012

n October 15: India-US Army Exercise Vajra Prahar. Special Forces conducted joint operating drills. n October 25: South Korea held annual exercise Hoguk; operational readiness rehearsed.


n November 7-11: International Defence Exhibition and Seminar 2012 in Pakistan.

: SEPTEMBER 2012 n March 28-29: Multi-barrel rocket launcher Pinaka was test-fired from Interim Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha.

: APRIL 2012 n April 12: North Korea’s controversial launch of Unhaa 3 rocket carrying weather satellite fails. The launch was condemned by international community, including the key ally China.


n October 2-5: Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh visits Bangladesh. Discusses enhanced military cooperation.

n January 16-17: Meeting of Sherpas for the second Nuclear Security Summit in New Delhi finalised the agenda for the Summit in March.

n November 14: Pakistan-China joint military Exercise Youyi-IV in mid-November to practise techniques and procedures involved in low-intensity conflict (LIC) operations environment was held.


n November 7-9: Singapore Chief of Defence Force Lt General Neo Kian Hong was in India to discuss regional and global security issues, terrorism threats and counter action, and scope for expanding bilateral military-to-military ties, including joint exercises.

n February 13: Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited Saudi Arabia establishing understanding for the formation of India-Saudi Arabia Joint Committee on Defence Cooperation

n November 25: Exercise Sudarshan Shakti, the joint exercise of India’s Southern Army and South Western Air Command, contributed substantially to jointness and interoperability.

n March 5: Pakistan successfully test-fired a shortrange surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Hatf-II (Abdali).

n October 12: Lt General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vice Minister of Defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, called on the Minister of State for Defence Dr M.M. Pallam Raju in New Delhi. Both nations committed for greater defence cooperation.

n April 30: India-Seychelles enhanced defence and security cooperation was discussed during the visit of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil providing support for surveillance and anti-piracy operations.

n July 4-5: India’s Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited Kyrgyzstan and inaugurated the Kyrgyz-Indian Mountain Biomedical Research Centre in Bishkek.

n December 11: Agni-I ballistic missile was successfully launched by the Strategic Forces Command. The DRDO developed medium-range ballistic missile was launched as part of regular training exercise by the armed forces from the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.

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n October 19: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma participated in the 20th International Sea Power Symposium at New Port, Rhode Island, USA, highlighting Indian and international efforts for containing piracy in the Indian Ocean region.

n October 15: Indian, Brazilian and South African navies launched maritime war games in the international waters off Simon’s town, the main base of the South African Navy near Cape Town in the IBSAMAR exercise series.


India-Mongolia Army Exercise was held in Mongolia focusing on counter-insurgency training.

: NOVEMBER 2011 Agni-I ballistic missile was successfully launched on December 11, 2012

n March 4: Flight trial by Second Regiment of the BrahMos Army Unit for operationalisation in desert successfully conducted. Joint Chief of Staff of Defence Services, Myanmar, Lt Gen Hla Htay Win meets the Army Chief General V.K. Singh, New Delhi on October 14, 2011

n August 16-26: Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011—on Korean Peninsula—ROK-US Combined Forces Command annual exercise was conducted amidst tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

: OCTOBER 2011 n October 9-21: The Indo-French Army Exercise Shakti expanded the Indo-French defence cooperation in the area of training with all services now conducting inter-operability exercises.

Global Nuclear Disarmament in New Delhi.

: NOVEMBER 2012 : SEPTEMBER 2012 n September 24: Pakistan Southern Command War Game held as part Azm-e-Nau 2012 series. II Corps (also known as Army Reserve South) validated operational plans in the light of current threat spectrum.


: JANUARY 2012 n January 27: Two tests of advanced version of Lakshya-II pilotless target aircraft was successfully carried out.

: FEBRUARY 2012 n February 10: DRDO conducted successful testlaunch of the interceptor missile hitting the ballistic missile and destroying at a height of 15 km off the coast of Odisha, near the Wheeler Island.

: APRIL 2012

A.K. Antony and Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva inaugurated Kyrgyz Indian Mountain Biomedical Research Centre, Kyrgyzstan, July 5, 2011

n November 15: Launch of 3,500-km range Agni-IV ballistic missile was successful.


n April 11: IONS Symposium 2012 inaugurated at Cape Town, South Africa, by Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Government of South Africa. The Indian Navy was represented by Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff.

: JANUARY 2012

Security Environment The insurgency in Afghanistan has expanded far beyond its stronghold in the South East. Transcending its traditional Pashtun base, the Taliban is bolstering its influence in the central-eastern provinces by installing shadow governments and tapping into the vulnerabilities of a Central Government crippled by corruption and deeply dependent on a corrosive war economy. Collusion between insurgents and corrupt government officials in Kabul and the nearby provinces has increased, leading to a profusion of criminal networks in the Afghan heartland. Despite efforts to combat the insurgency in the south, stability in the centre has steadily eroded. Yet, with nearly one-fifth of the population residing in Kabul and its surrounding provinces, the Afghan heartland is pivotal to the planned transition from international troops to Afghan forces at the end of 2014. Given the insurgency’s entrenchment so close to the capital, however, it appears doubtful that President Hamid Karzai’s Government will be able to contain the threat and stabilise the country by then. Countering the insurgency in these crucial areas requires the implementation of longoverdue reforms, including more robust anti-corruption efforts, stricter oversight over international aid and greater support for capacity building in the judicial and financial sectors. NATO took over the command of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in August 2003 and covered Afghanistan’s whole territory to assist “the Afghan Government in exercising and extending its authority and influence across the country, paving the way for reconstruction and effective governance”. The UN expanded NATO role vide Resolution 1776 on September 17, 2007, calling upon the alliance “to disarm militias, reform the justice system, train a national police force and army, provide security for elections, and combat the narcotics industry”. Over the years, the number of ISAF troops has grown accordingly, from the initial 5,000 to around 1,29,469 as on May 10, 2012, from 50 countries. The largest number of troops is from the US, numbering 90,000. In addition, there are a total of 27 reconstruction teams. Figures are calculated by the Force Flow tracking system at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Headquarters (HQ). Numbers of troops should be taken as indicatives as they change daily. Additionally, the Afghan National Army is now 1,95,000, which implies that they have achieved their recruitment goal. In July 2010, Wikileaks released a huge cache of 90,000 secret military files related to Afghanistan. Revealing how the coalition forces had killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, it also recorded the surge in Taliban attacks and the fear of support to the Taliban from neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. Throughout spring 2011, the Taliban launched a major offensive, targeting government officials and buildings. The attacks took place in Kandahar with the Taliban claiming to take over the city. This inflamed insurgency, fuelled by the recent killing of Osama bin

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n December 5: The Second Bonn Conference on Afghanistan in Germany reaffirmed the commitment of international community to peace and stability in Afghanistan. Pakistan, the key regional actor’s absence, was noticeable due to differences with the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) over Salala incident in which 26 Pakistani soldiers were killed in November 2011 in NATO air strikes.

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MAJOR TRAINING EXERCISES : JULY 2011 n July 4: Exercise Deniz Aslan -II (Sea Lion) Pakistan and Turkey naval exercise was conducted to build interoperability.

n October 14: Pakistan Army and Royal Saudi Land Forces concluded the joint exercise near Jhelum Ex AL-Samsaam-IV-2011 to include combined training at unit and brigade level to practice drills and procedures in low intensity conflict operations.

n October 28: Pakistan test-fired Hatf-VII, a landattack cruise missile.

: NOVEMBER 2011 n November 11: Fifth flight of UAV Rustom-I near Hosur, Karnataka, was a success.

n December 1: Sixth test launch of Agni-II ballistic missile from Wheeler Island by armed forces was successful.

: JULY 2012



: NOVEMBER 2012 n November 9: Russian-built multi-role stealth frigate, INS Tarkash carrying BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was handed over to the Indian Navy by Russia’s United Shipping Corporation at Kaliningrad.

n October 17-21: Joint exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) at Air Force Station Jamnagar. This is now an annual feature greatly expanding interoperability.

: OCTOBER 2011

n July 8: Tokyo Conference for long-term commitment of funding for Afghanistan assured President Hamid Karzai’s Government of continued donor support but also demanded effective measures to control corruption.

: OCTOBER 2012

n November 28: Pakistan test-fired Hatf-V. Ghauri nuclear-capable ballistic missile having a range of 1,300 km. Some Pakistani media reports state that the test was a failure.


n September 24: Flight-test of the 700-km-range Shourya missile was successful. n September 27: Engine ground run of LCA Tejas (Navy) at Bengaluru was successful.

: OCTOBER 2011 n October 4-5: Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony was in Russia for the Eleventh India-Russia InterGovernmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation underlining continuing military technical cooperation in the annual event, unique in India’s special relationship with Russia.

n June 29: The first India-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue in New Delhi marked the commencement of a new engagement between Asia’s biggest democracies.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony presenting a memento to his Japanese counterpart,Yasuo Ichikawa at the end of bilateral talks in, Tokyo on November 2, 2011

n November 25: China declared successful testing of J-15, a carrier-based multirole fighter for deployment on aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Prithvi missile successfully flight-tested from launch complex, Chandipur, Balasore, Odisha, on September 26, 2011 n September 26: Flight-testing of surface-to-surface strategic missile Prithvi was successful.

n September 30: Flight-testing of surface-to-surface strategic missile Agni-II was successful.

Mohammed Nasser Mohamed Al Rasbi, Defence Secretary of Oman and head of delegation, calls on Defence Minister A.K. Antony, New Delhi, September 26, 2011 n September 26: A delegation from Oman, headed by Defence Secretary Mohammed Nasser Mohamed Al Rasbi, visited India for talks with Indian Defence Ministry officials on expanding mutual cooperation, including training and exercises.



n October 5: Dhanush, India’s 350-km-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile successfully launched from a naval ship off the coast of Balasore, Odisha, by Strategic Forces Command. n October 7: Indian Navy successfully test-fired 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from guided missile frigate INS Teg.

: NOVEMBER 2012 n November 23: India successfully tested the Interceptor Missile from Wheeler Island, Odisha. Interceptor destroys incoming ballistic missile at an altitude of 15 km.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony with US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in New Delhi on June 6, 2012

Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna with Secretary Hillary Clinton in New Delhi July 19, 2011


Head of State President Abdel-aziz Bouteflika Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal Minister of National Defence Abdel-aziz Bouteflika Chief of General Staff General Ahmed Salah Gaida Commander of the Land Forces Major General Ahcene Tafer Commander of the Navy Major General Malek Necib Commander of the Gendarmerie Major General Ahmed Boustila Ministry of Defence Avenue des Tagarins Algiers Algeria Phone: +2132611515


: OCTOBER 2012



Deputy Director General Management Studies – DDGMS President Army Standing Establishment Committee – President ASEC

During the period 2004-12, Mukherjee was instrumental in spearheading critical decisions of the government on a range of issues such as Administrative Reforms, Right to Information, Right to Employment, Food Security, Energy Security, Information Technology and Telecommunication, setting up of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Metro Rail, etc through Chairmanship of over 95 Groups of Ministers constituted for the purpose. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was instrumental in setting up the Regional Rural Banks (1975) and the EXIM Bank of India as well as National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (1981-82). A powerful orator and scholar, Mukherjee’s intellectual and political prowess as well as remarkable knowledge of international relations, financial affairs and parliamentary process, are widely admired.

 Abbreviations & Index at the end of the book

Director General Information Systems – DGIS Additional Director General Information System – ADGIS Director General Staff Duties – DGSD Director General Military Training – DGMT Signal Officer-in-Chief – SO-in-C

A man of unparalleled experience in governance with the rare distinction of having served at different times as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister; Pranab Mukherjee assumed office as the 13th President of India on July 25, 2012. After his post-graduation in History and Political Science, and a degree in Law from the University of Kolkata, he embarked on his professional life as a college teacher and journalist. In 1969, he plunged into full-time public life following his election to the Upper House of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha). Mukherjee was elected to the Rajya Sabha five times and twice to the Lower House of the Parliament (Lok Sabha). He was a member of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy-making body of the party, for 23 years.



Lt General D.S. Thakur Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS) Information Systems and Training (IS&T)


President of India & Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces



Indian Security Concerns The present transition has been driven by dramatic changes in information and communication technology, economics, political and strategic factors. The world has witnessed many changes during the past few decades, but the recent trends have a long-lasting impact on the global security architecture. The rise of China and associated geopolitical developments in East Asia, uprising in West Asia, global financial downturn and Euro zone crisis, Afghanistan and international terrorism, energy and the quest for new sources and cyber security form the range of India’s security concerns.

Indian Strategic Priorities India’s first strategic priority of sustained economic development has and will continue to remain, in order to raise 40 per cent of one billion Indian people out of poverty. India cannot claim to be a successful


state without this major strategic necessity remaining unfulfilled. India requires a stable political environment within and a peaceful international environment to conduct its affairs. Coalition governments being a regular feature of governance, with the rise of smaller regional parties in determining foreign and domestic policy issues, decisionmaking and reaching a consensus becomes increasingly difficult. In order to pursue its developmental and economic goals, a peaceful periphery in the Indian region is a strategic necessity. Intra-state conflicts have prevented India’s neighbour from emerging as strong economic entities. Equally, a stable international security and economic environment is a strategic necessity for India. India needs access to the world market and resources for continued economic development. Exports account for 20 per cent of India’s GDP. India with its unique geopolitical positioning in Asia has an increasingly influential role to play in the regional security.

ajor developments in geopolitical and geoeconomic terms are currently transforming the international security scenario into one of uncertainty and volatility. Emergence of new economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America coupled with global financial slowdown and the Euro zone crisis has transformed the global power equations. Global balance of power is assessed to be shifting to Asia. The 21st century is being heralded as the Asian century. This is attributed to the impressive rise of China, India and South East Asian countries, in economic and military terms. Asia is no longer in the lower rung of the global economy. The expansion of G-20 forum and demand for reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank reflect this trend. In addition to the ongoing power shift, energy is increasingly interlinked with geopolitics as demand and competition for global resources sharpen. The ongoing shift creates opportunities and challenges in the future. In an era of strategic uncertainty, Indian security choices will be guided as much by these developments as by its fundamental strategic priorities.


Pranab Mukherjee

 Abbreviations & Index at the end of the book



India has built a network of strategic partnerships around the world. These include economic, technological and military components. Indian defence forces have carried a series of military, air and naval exercises with a large number of countries. Indian naval visits and collaborative operations with countries extending from the Mediterranean to the Pacific have helped built mutual confidence.


Building Economic Capability



Strategic Uncertainty



India in the Era of


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Head of State Queen Elizabeth II (since January 6, 1952). Governor General Quentin Bryce Prime Minister Julia Eileen Gillard Defence Minister Stephen Francis Smith Chief of the Defence Forces General David Hurley Chief of Army Lt Gen David Morrison Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown Chief Joint Operations Lt General Ash Power Department of Defence Russel Offices Suite MF149, Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Phone: 02 6277 7800 Phone: +6162659111 Fax: 02 6273 4118 Defence National Phone: 1300 3333623

(DAPA) of the Republic of Korea called on the Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju in New Delhi and exchanged views on defence acquisitions.

: AUGUST 2011



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CONTENTS Head of State and Government President Hamid Karzai First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim Second Vice President Abdul Karim Khalili Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi Foreign Minister Dr Zalmai Rassoul Interior Minister Lt General Ghulam Mujtaba Patang Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Lt General Sher Mohammad Karimi Commander of the Air Force Major General Abdul Wahab Wardak Ministry of Defence Kabul, Afghanistan Phone: 0093 (O) 202300331 Phone: 0093 (O) 700275707

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Agni-II successfully flight-tested for the Strategic Forces Command from Wheeler Island on August 9, 2012

: AUGUST 2011

n August 9: India successfully flight-tested Agni-II by Strategic Forces Command.

n August 15: Two Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA [Perspective Frontline Aviation Complex] stealth fighters conducted first public display including flight at the Tenth International Aviation and Space Show, MAKS-2011.

n October 4: India’s Strategic Forces Command, successfully test-fired 350-km-range Prithvi missile at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.

: OCTOBER 2012

n June 22: Pakistan’s first fast-attack craft (missile) PNS Azmat was formally inducted into Pakistan Navy.

n March 29-April 1: Defexpo in New Delhi.

: JULY 2012 Hercules C-130J aircraft practicing low level tactical formation over desert of Rajasthan in preparation for Ex Shoorveer May 3, 2012 n May 3: Final phase of Indian Army Exercise Shoorveer was witnessed in the Rajasthan deserts with high level of integration with the IAF.


: AUGUST 2012

n September 25: China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning was commissioned into the PLA Navy. China claims that the main systems and equipment have been independently manufactured and refitted in the country.

n August 7-17: Indra 2012, the fourth round of IndiaRussia army-to-army exercise was held.

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Farnborough Airshow 2012 n July 9-15: Farnborough UK Airshow

: AUGUST 2012 n August 20: Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012— on Korean Peninsula—ROK-US Combined Forces Com-

n August 21: National Outreach Conference on

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on December 24, 2012 n December 24: Russian President Vladimir Putin was on a day-long visit to New Delhi, meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and signing a agreements aimed at strengthening militarytechnical cooperation between Russia and India. Defence deals to procure 71 Mi-17 medium-lift helicopters worth $1.3 billion and technological kits worth $1.6 billion to assemble 42 new Su-30MKI combat aircraft were the takeaways for Moscow. Russian Helicopters and Elcom Systems Private Limited also signed an agreement to set up in India a modern industrial facility for manufacturing of Russian helicopter models—Ka- and Mi- brands. Compiled by SP’S TEAM

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Asian Defence Forces

n March 26-27: Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) was held in South Korea with 53 global leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, the US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Medvedev. The summit committed to ensure measures to prevent nuclear material from falling in the hands of terrorist groups and non-state actors.

: JUNE 2012 n June 6-7: Afghanistan was admitted as an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit.


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: JULY 2011


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Lt General A.S. Chabbewal MGO (***)

Calendar of Events Asia-Pacific Region


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Regional Equations Analysed


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Lt General S.K. Singh VCOAS (***)

Lt General Narendra Singh DCOAS P&S (***)

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