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Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 07 December 2010

The Kolkata incident on the New Years Eve wherein the military and police clashed over the detention of two young army officers belonging to a Madras Unit, which has arrived at a peace station...

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The myths exposed by Wikileaks

The myths exposed by Wikileaks

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

The confidential cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US diplomatic missions abroad, which have been released by WikiLeaks, expose the following five myths: Firstly, the myth...

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WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

We live in the WikiLeaks era when no official document is considered too secret to be put out in the public domain by whistleblowers. It’s only a matter of time before India’s archive of...

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PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall handed over on December 6th in time the first two PUMA infantry fighting vehicles to the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) in...

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Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Tactical Intelligence Aircraft

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Tactical Intelligence Aircraft

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a two-year engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) from the U.S....

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MBDA delivers 600th Taurus KEPD 350 to German Luftwaffe

MBDA delivers 600th Taurus KEPD 350 to German Luftwaffe

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

TAURUS System GmbH (TSG), a subsidiary of LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH (MBDA Deutschland) and Saab Dynamics, has delivered the 600th missile to the German Federal Office of Defence Technology...

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AgustaWestland Holds the First AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference

AgustaWestland Holds the First AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that over 40 delegates attended the first AgustaWestland AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference recently held at AgustaWestland’s...

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Taiwan's courtship with India-II

Taiwan's courtship with India-II

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 07 December 2010

Major Advantages: First, given the importance of China in Indian foreign policy, Indian policy makers, foreign policy analysts and think tanks must understand Beijing well. This is particularly...

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The Fall of the Dragon

The Fall of the Dragon

By: Ashish Puntambekar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 06 December 2010

Why should developments in the American housing / subprime market in 2007 and currently continuing into 2008 be of any interest to the defense analyst ? Well … probably it’s because what’s...

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Kashmir: Lost Bearings

Kashmir: Lost Bearings

By: Lt Gen (Retd) MC Bhandari |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 06 December 2010

New Delhi hosted the SAARC Summit meeting, and Musharraf was conspicuous by his absence. Whereas other nations were represented by their executive heads, Pakistan had opted to send their Prime...

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Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 December 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan visited Sri Lanka from November 27 to 30, 2010, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Among those who accompanied him were Shah Mehmood...

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Taiwan's courtship with India-I

Taiwan's courtship with India-I

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 06 December 2010

Ever since the communists under the late Mao Tse-tung forced the then Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek in 1949 to flee to Taiwan, the situation across the Taiwan straits that separate Mainland...

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Time to stop appeasing China

Time to stop appeasing China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 December 2010

The Government of India has not yet  indicated its response to the reported pressure from the Chinese Government to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize Award function proposed to be held at Oslo on...

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Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-III

Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-III

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 05 December 2010

Obstacles to Indo-French Relations: At the outset, it is necessary to point out that today no major political differences darken the sky between Paris and Delhi except, of course, the unexpected...

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The internal political situation in China

The internal political situation in China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 December 2010

An editorial published on October 15, 2010, by the Communist Party controlled “Global Times” said:“China has changed a lot. In the future it will continue to adopt gradualism to bring about...

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Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-II

Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-II

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 04 December 2010

Phase 2: 1971-1990: The Office of the Historian of the US State Department which has recently released the declassified documents of the Nixon Administration terms the policy of the US President...

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Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 December 2010

As an emerging economic and military power, India must possess armed forces that can guarantee security of its interests in a dynamic international geo-political environment. However, slow and...

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Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 December 2010

It is a well accepted dictum in the corridors of MoD that not taking a decision is far less risky than taking one. Therefore, it is considered judicious to defer decision-making. Additionally,...

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Ordeals of Decision-Making

Ordeals of Decision-Making

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 December 2010

During the Kargil conflict, stocks of a particular type of vital ammunition were running frightfully low. A delegation was rushed to the supplier nation to obtain additional supplies urgently....

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WikiLeaks and India

WikiLeaks and India

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 December 2010

WikiLeaks has done it again. The whistle-blowing website has just published hundreds of thousands of confidential State Department cables. These communications apparently reveal the details of...

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