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Radical Islam : Terror is the tool

Radical Islam : Terror is the tool

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 13 November 2010

Time has arrived for the unspoken to be spoken i.e. Radical Islam is at war with India. The objectives of the war are to destroy India as a nation, with a composite culture and multi-ethnic...

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Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 November 2010

Pakistani agency journalists accompanying President Asif Ali Zardari on his present visit to Guangzhou in China to attend the inaugural function of the 16th Asian Games, have reported that...

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China : Is it enough to just watch?

China : Is it enough to just watch?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 November 2010

Foreign Minister SM Krishna says he is ‘watchful on China projects near border’. According to newspapers’ reports: “India asserted that it keeps a ‘constant watch’ on all developments having a...

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MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 November 2010

The mine clearing system, SOUVIM 2, has been developed by MBDA for mobility support missions. These missions are served by carrying out the rapid opening of long stretches of mined routes at the...

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Technologies and National Security

Technologies and National Security

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 11 November 2010

The world has witnessed two significant events during last three decades which has changed the contours of global strategic thought. The first being the end of the Cold War and second is the...

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Pakistan: dialogue process will end only in frustration

Pakistan: dialogue process will end only in frustration

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 11 November 2010

A continuous pressure emanates from a segment of the Indian elite for maintaining a dialogue process with Pakistan, directly or indirectly, for a solution to Indo–Pak problems. No doubt...

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Obama's visit : US, India & China

Obama's visit : US, India & China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 November 2010

On his way to China in November,2009, President Barack Obama had made his first halt in Japan to underline the importance attached by him to the USA’s relations with Japan, with which it has a...

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Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 November 2010

Boeing celebrated the opening of a new P-8 aircraft production facility near Boeing Field in Seattle. The refurbished factory gives Boeing and its P-8 teammates the space they need to install...

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India's quest for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence

India's quest for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence

By: Air Marshal AK Trikha |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 10 November 2010

indian scientists launched an indigenously developed solid fuel rocket called the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor from Wheeler island to destroy a Prithvi target missile launched earlier...

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Nuclear capability of India and China

Nuclear capability of India and China

By: Col R Hariharan |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

A comparison of nuclear capability of India and China cannot be made in isolation. It has to be derived in the backdrop of their strategic vision, global ambitions and political and social ethos...

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Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

During the entire three-day visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6 to 8, 2010, the Indian public focus remained disproportionately on what he had to say on Pakistan’s continued...

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Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

Boeing has received a $106 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force for nearly 2,700 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I (SDB I) munitions and approximately 380 BRU-61 carriages. Boeing...

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Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

The first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, the U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter, arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2:37 p.m.  The aircraft,...

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Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

Since 1947, India has had four reviews of its intelligence capabilities. The first was after the Sino-Indian military conflict of 1962 in which the Indian Army did badly. The review led to two...

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Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance...

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Global Terrorism and Responses

Global Terrorism and Responses

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 09 November 2010

In today’s context when we talk of international terrorism, we invariably refer to Islamic/jehadi terrorism. Unfortunately, the response to this, described as the global war on terror, is...

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India's Defence Economics

India's Defence Economics

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 09 November 2010

Indian media often highlights the criticism voiced against the Ministry of Defence and its Departments of Research & Development, Defence Production and Defence Finance regarding the cost and...

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A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 November 2010

The Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has dropped paratroopers for the first time in a successful demonstration of one of its key roles. Six freefall paratroopers made jumps from aircraft...

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Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 November 2010

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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