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Neglect of India's frontier areas

Neglect of India's frontier areas

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 17 January 2011

Defence Minister of India, Mr AK Antony visited Nathu La in East Sikkim in the first week of December 2007 and was visibly taken aback to see the difference between infrastructure on the Indian...

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Is this how we treat our military?

Is this how we treat our military?

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 17 January 2011

At this critical juncture, India needs to demonstrate its resolve, and ensure the strength and morale of its armed forces. Instead, however, the self-pride of the armed forces is being subverted...

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Self-employed Soldier!

Self-employed Soldier!

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 January 2011

I was at the College of Combat, Mhow, when the India-China war of 1962 started. The course was terminated and all were instructed to forthwith rejoin their units. Army Headquarters required me...

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Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 January 2011

Often, I get phone calls from Delhi-based journalists to discuss with me the disturbing phenomenon of some Hindus taking to terrorism and the reported confession before a Magistrate of Swami...

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Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 January 2011

CII has welcomed the newly released Defence Production Policy and has appreciated the remarkable work done by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Having a prime aim of self-reliance in defence, the...

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Which direction for China in 2011?

Which direction for China in 2011?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 January 2011

Which direction will the Superpower that is China take in 2011? An answer to this question, lies in the Chinese press, in particular in the analyses/comments published in China during the last...

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Middlemen in Defence Procurements

Middlemen in Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 January 2011

The role of middlemen in defence deals has been a subject of intense debate in India for decades now. The recent statement of the Prime Minister that India needs to regulate the functioning of...

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ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

ULFA The Hindu Mercenaries of Jihadis

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 January 2011

In 13 different incidents reported since January 5, 2007 from the districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Dhemaji, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is reported to have mowed...

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China's brazen assertiveness

China's brazen assertiveness

By: Dr Monika Chansoria |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 January 2011

The irritants in the Sino-Indian relationship have raised its fangs yet again barely a month after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao concluded his visit to India. The People’s Republic of China (PRC)...

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New Defence Production Policy 2011

New Defence Production Policy 2011

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2011

Self-reliance in Defence is of vital importance for both strategic and economic reasons and has therefore been an important guiding principle for the Government since Independence.  Accordingly,...

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India's Silence on Chinese Incursions

India's Silence on Chinese Incursions

By: Aditi Malhotra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 January 2011

China continues to convince the world about its ‘peaceful rise’, a claim which gets periodically belied by Chinese actions and strategic developments. The New Year was greeted by the first...

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PLA's Stealth Surprise to Gates: Was it a surprise to Hu too?

PLA's Stealth Surprise to Gates: Was it a surprise to Hu too?

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 January 2011

There is so much happening in China and with such rapidity that I find it difficult to keep pace with it. I do hope that the Indian intelligence agencies are keeping themselves abreast of what...

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China: Harmony or chaos?

China: Harmony or chaos?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 January 2011

China suffers from a superiority complex. This is not new. Genetically, it must have been there for ages, but in recent years due to the rapid economic development, the tremendous advances in the...

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Left Wing Extremism

Left Wing Extremism

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 January 2011

The Assembly elections in J&K in 2008 was peaceful and witnessed record voter turnouts. In sharp contrast the very first day of the Lok Sabha Polls in 2009 witnessed an upsurge of Naxalite...

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Communication Technologies and non-state Actors

Communication Technologies and non-state Actors

By: Ajey Lele and Gunjan Singh |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 January 2011

Technology brings development. However, every new technology comes with few drawbacks. At times the drawbacks of new technologies are so serious that they could change the strategic focus of the...

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Defining Victory: The Dilemma in Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency

Defining Victory: The Dilemma in Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency

By: Col Harjeet Singh |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 January 2011

The usage of the term, ‘war’ when battling terrorism or insurgency raises several issues. An important one is the use of the term ‘victory’ to delineate the desired objective in this...

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Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 10 January 2011

Sluggish modernisation of the Indian armed forces has been a cause of serious concern to all who are concerned with national security. Whereas the process of modernisation is lagging behind by 10...

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India should suspend work visas for Chinese

India should suspend work visas for Chinese

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 10 January 2011

The Hindu has reported on October 1, 2009, that the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi has been issuing visas on a separate sheet of paper to Indian citizens born and resident in Jammu & Kashmir...

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China dictates development on Indian territory

China dictates development on Indian territory

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 January 2011

As reported several times on Claude Arpi blog, during the past months, the Chinese have been constructing mega infrastructure projects (roads, airports, five-star hotels) on their side of the...

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US should pay more attention to Balochistan

US should pay more attention to Balochistan

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 January 2011

There is a need for the US to pay more attention to Balochistan as part of its Af-Pak strategy in order to pacify the Pashtun militancy encouraged by Al Qaeda and the Talibans operating in the...

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