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A Shot in the Arm for Make in India in Defence

A Shot in the Arm for Make in India in Defence

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 April 2018

The recently concluded DefExpo witnessed two major announcements viz. to increase the order on Rafale for 36 more Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), and awarding contract for Bullet Proof...

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Male continues to snub India: Need to Change Tack

Male continues to snub India: Need to Change Tack

By: Brig Arun Bajpai |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 April 2018

It was in eighties that Male gave India a SOS and within no time Indian military planes were landing in Maldives. The attempted coup was quelled in Maldives and normalcy restored within 48 hours....

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Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

Government’s Defence Planning Committee under NSA is Old Wine in New Bottle

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 April 2018

When the Lok Sabha elections are due in 2019, the present dispensation eyes new national security strategy under the Chairmanship of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval known as Defence...

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Defence against Drone Attacks

Defence against Drone Attacks

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 April 2018

The loss of a Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy near  Porbandar in March 2018 has taken the count of UAVs lost by the Indian Armed Forces to 14 since the Kargil Conflict....

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Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout...

Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout...

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 April 2018

An international summit of world leaders is invariably seen by the Pakistan as an opportunity to highlight Kashmir as an unfinished agenda of partition. The Commonwealth Heads of Government...

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Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India

Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 April 2018

A Dakota DC-3 aircraft of 1940’s vintage would be inducted shortly in to the Vintage Aircraft Flight of the Indian Air Force.  A large fleet of Dakota DC-3 served in the IAF till 1988.  It...

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Dassault Aviation Executive Committee reaffirm full commitment to the...

Dassault Aviation Executive Committee reaffirm full commitment to the...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 April 2018

After a four days visit of a major industrial mission of more than 60 French companies part of the GIFAS, the French aerospace industries association, in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad to...

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Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

Aftermath of US Missiles Attack on Syria: Is it really 'Mission Accomplished'?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 April 2018

The aftermath of US and its ally’s action of claiming to have targeted Syrian Chemical weapon related establishments, and taught a lesson to Syria is full of contradictions and conflicting news...

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Kalyani Group and Technodinamika to Develop & Manufacture Landing Gears In India

Kalyani Group and Technodinamika to Develop & Manufacture Landing Gears In India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 April 2018

Kalyani Group and Technodinamika, the holding company in Russia decided to come together to form a strategic partnership for producing the undercarriage systems in India for all types of...

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De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

De-Radicalisation: Need of the Hour

By: Brig Anil Gupta |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 April 2018

Certain occurrences in the recent past in Kashmir, do not augur well for the future of the youth. There are number of instances wherein highly educated youth, including technical graduates and a...

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India, China must find ways to Cooperate Economically

India, China must find ways to Cooperate Economically

By: Tridivesh Singh Maini |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 22 April 2018

That the 5th Sino-Indian Strategic and Economic Dialogue was held in Beijing despite deep divergences between India and China on strategic and economic issues, and the strains caused after the...

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Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

Crisis in the Maldives: India’s Options

By: Cmde Arun Kumar |Issue: Vol. 33.2 Apr-Jun 2018 | Date: 22 April 2018

“To be Secure on Land one must be Supreme at Sea” - Jawahar Lal Nehru In early February this year, the archipelago nation of Maldives found itself in a full-blown constitutional and political...

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Creation of Defence Planning Committee: A Step towards Credible Defence...

Creation of Defence Planning Committee: A Step towards Credible Defence...

By: Laxman K Behera |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 April 2018

In a significant defence policy reform notified on April 18, 2018, the government has revamped the existing defence planning system by establishing a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under the...

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The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability

The Scorpene: Enhancing India’s Underwater Capability

By: Danvir Singh |Issue: Vol. 33.1 Jan-Mar 2018 | Date: 21 April 2018

In addition to the 14 active submarines, India is in the process of constructing six Scorpène-class boats that are being indigenously built at the Mazagon Dock in Mumbai, under the supervision...

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Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) announces Expansion

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) announces Expansion

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 April 2018

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), a joint venture between Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd. of Israel is all set to expand its product profile. The JV...

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Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy

Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan |Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 April 2018

With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus...

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Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

Pakistan - Terror tags don’t worry Beijing’s Darling

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 April 2018

News about the recently released UNSC consolidated list of individual terrorist and terrorist entities naming 139 from Pakistan including prominent names like Dawood Ibrahim and LeT chief Hafiz...

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Indian delegation witnessed performance of Ka-226T helicopter

Indian delegation witnessed performance of Ka-226T helicopter

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 April 2018

The representatives of the Indian MoD visited Kamov Helicopters of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) within the framework of the project of the delivering 200 units of Ka-226T...

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Leaders root for peace in Kashmir, Kashmiriyat holds the key

Leaders root for peace in Kashmir, Kashmiriyat holds the key

By: Col Jaibans Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 April 2018

The chief of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, recently made a significant statement on Jammu and Kashmir, wherein, he rooted for peace as the only way to improve the situation in the state,...

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Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

Backroom Snippets from Islamabad

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 April 2018

Indian High Commission Housing Residential Complex on about 15 acres plot is coming up in Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad. It is 98% complete and will be fully operational by Sep 18. On becoming...

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