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Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 November 2010

The evolution of the Indian intelligence community since 1947 has been on the basis of periodic reviews of our enquiries into perceived intelligence failures. After the Sino-Indian war of 1962, a...

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Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 November 2010

Since the Madrid conference on “Democracy & Terrorism” held in March 2005, to which I was invited,I have been repeatedly writing and speaking on the need for victim activism in India in order...

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Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

Any dispassionate analysis of the current situation in Nepal will deal with some uncomfortable questions. It seems that the Indian government has not dealt with these questions properly. By...

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China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

Year 2008 will be a special year. It is a leap year and for the first time in modern history, China will organize the Olympic Games. One remembers that in ancient Greece, this was a time for...

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Military Service Pay

Military Service Pay

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

The sixth pay commission is now about midway in their task of preparing their recommendations for the revision of wages of more than 33 lakh central government employees, including the personnel...

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Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) on Nov 15 held their 10th trilateral at the Chinese city Wuhan to discuss a host of regional and international issues like counter-terrorism,...

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Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

The continuing North Korean threat to regional peace and stability has again been demonstrated by its surprise  artillery attack on the Yeonpyeong island under South Korean control on November...

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Boeing offers new Surveillance Detection System

Boeing offers new Surveillance Detection System

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

The Boeing Company announced that it has begun offering a Surveillance Detection System (SDS) capable of near real-time, 360-degree detection of optical threats. The system identifies when...

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IAF to develop airbase in northern region

IAF to develop airbase in northern region

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

The Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command (WAC) decided to develop its airbase and landing ground infrastructure in the entire northern region, particular in Jammu and Kashmir. On the last day...

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1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Modern day war cannot be won without Electronic warfare system and hence India is developing its own state of the art Electronic warfare system by 2013. Dr.Prahlada, Chief Controller, R and D of...

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Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, Integrated HQ of MoD (Navy), while delivering the inaugural address during the NAVARMS 2010: Emerging Trends & Opportunities in Naval Armaments,...

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Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) for six Gripen aircraft intended for the Royal Thai Air Force. The order is worth...

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Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Within the framework of the FSAF development programme whose goal is to provide the SAMP/T system with an anti-tactical ballistic missile defence capability, EUROSAM carried out a system firing...

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Return of Jiang

Return of Jiang

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 November 2010

China has the most opaque political system in the world. The only way to guess what is going on behind the walls of Zhongnanhai (residences-cum-offices of the top Chinese leadership) is to watch...

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Resurrecting Afghanistan

Resurrecting Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 November 2010

The Afghan nation-state was one of the oldest states of Asia. It became the first failed state in Asia. In the interests of not only regional stability but global security as such, this contagion...

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Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has already claimed responsibility for the failed attempts to send two parcel bombs to Chicago by courier planes of the FedExpress and the UPS on...

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Defence Procurements : learning from past mistakes

Defence Procurements : learning from past mistakes

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 November 2010

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”  John Powell Every review of defence procurements by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) highlights the same...

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'Indian Armed Forces are being modernized in phases' : AK Antony

'Indian Armed Forces are being modernized in phases' : AK Antony

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

Every Indian Air Force Equipment has a specified life. Once the life term is complete, the equipment is considered obsolete. The IAF is continuously modernizing its fleet of equipment by phasing...

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UK underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Campaign in India

UK underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Campaign in India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Dr. Liam Fox visited the Eurofighter Typhoon Office in New Delhi and met high-level company officials. Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of Cassidian Air Systems and...

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Nepal border vulnerable to smuggling of fake currency: Home Ministry

Nepal border vulnerable to smuggling of fake currency: Home Ministry

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

As per available information Indo-Nepal border has also proved vulnerable to infiltration of fake Indian currency notes (FICN), with border districts being used as transit and storage points.  ...

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