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Air Marshal NAK Browne: The new VCAS

Air Marshal NAK Browne: The new VCAS

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 January 2011

Air Marshal NAK Browne PVSM, AVSM, VM assumed the charge as the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) at Air Headquarters, today. He was formerly the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C)...

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The end of Shangrila

The end of Shangrila

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 December 2010

As the year comes to a close, one could ask: What was the most depressing news during 2010? There were so many contenders for this description — from the shoddy preparations for the...

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Liang Guanglie: Wars Are Unlikely, but Military Friction Can't Be Excluded

Liang Guanglie: Wars Are Unlikely, but Military Friction Can't Be Excluded

By: Contributed by Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 December 2010

On December 29, 2010, People’s Daily published a December interview of Liang Guanglie, China’s Defense Minister. Li stated in the interview, “Looking at the current world situation, a full-scale...

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Operation Nandigram: The Inside Story

Operation Nandigram: The Inside Story

By: VK Shashikumar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

A Primitive Territorial Conflict Nandigram is like any other town in Marxist West Bengal. Even the new in-your-face CPI (M) flags look familiar. Narrow proletarian streets, packed with walking...

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Military Power: The Task Ahead

Military Power: The Task Ahead

By: Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

Power means the sum total of capabilities, with the help of which things can be manipulated to one’s own advantage, be it individual or nation. Along the strands of capabilities is the power...

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Indian Defence Offset Regime: Need for Reforms

Indian Defence Offset Regime: Need for Reforms

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

In any highly competitive trade environment, every seller has to make his offer irresistible and more lucrative than those of others. This is the basic canon of marketing. International defence...

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Offset Banking

Offset Banking

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

Offset banking implies generation and accumulation of offset credits prior to the award of the main contract. A bank of offset credits is created in anticipation of getting contracts to defray...

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Defence Offset Facilitation Agency

Defence Offset Facilitation Agency

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

Defence Offset Facilitation Agency (DOFA) has been established under the Department of Defence Production (DDP) as a single window agency to facilitate implementation of the offset policy of the...

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Commonly used terms in Defence Offsets

Commonly used terms in Defence Offsets

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

Offsets can broadly be termed as formal arrangements of trade, wherein a foreign supplier undertakes specified programmes with a view to compensate the buyer as regards his procurement...

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Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 December 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $18 million contract, for the supply of an EHUD® Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) system for an Asian air force....

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Indian Energy Security-II

Indian Energy Security-II

By: Ashish Puntambekar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

The Indian Need India is growing fast. Last year, a survey of some 600 companies by the NCAER found that an astonishing 96 percent of them were operating at close to their optimal levels of...

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Indian Energy Security-III

Indian Energy Security-III

By: Ashish Puntambekar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 December 2010

The Pipelines SPV The pipelines Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV 2) will be a consortium of Indian energy companies and strategic investors some of whom will be investing primarily for tax purposes....

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International Terrorism: A Perspective to Current Scenarios

International Terrorism: A Perspective to Current Scenarios

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 27 December 2010

Terrorism has undergone what may be equivalent to genetic changes. In the earlier decades, its agenda was mostly political, such as class questions, national liberation and urban or anarchic...

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The Shadows in J&K

The Shadows in J&K

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 December 2010

In his message of February 12, 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the No.2 to Osama bin Laden, has spoken of a global Jihadi Intifada. Has he spoken of any special areas of focus for this...

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Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 December 2010

“The News”, a daily of Pakistan, has carried on December 24, 2010, an analysis by Amir Mir, the well-known Pakistani journalist, of acts of suicide terrorism in Pakistan during 2010.It...

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Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 December 2010

MBDA is celebrating the total success of an Aster missile firing carried out on 18th October 2010 by the DGA EM (Direction Générale de l’Armement – Essais de Missiles) in the Landes region of...

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Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 December 2010

The purpose of this article is not to dwell on the political and social dynamics of the recent Gujjar agitation, but to highlight the pernicious internal security ramifications of such agitations...

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Restructuring Aeronautics

Restructuring Aeronautics

By: SR Valluri |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 December 2010

Mark Antony, the Defence Minister appointed a high level committee to look into the performance of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories. It was a timely decision....

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Seven new radars to be set up in Lakshadweep to boost coastal security: Antony

Seven new radars to be set up in Lakshadweep to boost coastal security: Antony

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

Indian Defence Minister A K Antony says, seven new radars will be set up in different islands of Lakshadweep to prevent illegal entry into the country’s territorial waters. He said, the radars...

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France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-III

France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-III

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 24 December 2010

The second part of the speech is consecrated to disarmament. It is probably the most detailed account by a French President When international security improves, France draws the consequences....

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