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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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South Korea selects Lockheed Martin

South Korea selects Lockheed Martin

By: IDR News Network | Date: 03 December 2010

Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with the Republic of Korea to provide the nation four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Korea’s new Super Hercules will be the longer fuselage or “stretched”...

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Wikileaks: The Chinese Shiver

Wikileaks: The Chinese Shiver

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 December 2010

The Chinese authorities have told their people of the tsunami of documents of the US Government being flooded into the public domain by WikiLeaks. They are surprised that the US Government has...

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Private Industry to Have its Share in Tactical Communication System: Raksha...

Private Industry to Have its Share in Tactical Communication System: Raksha...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 December 2010

“One of the most prestigious communications project conceived by the Corps (of Signals), the Tactical Communication System (TCS) is well on the way,” said Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri MM Pallam...

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French Forces in Indian Ocean

French Forces in Indian Ocean

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 December 2010

Today, only two foreign navies maintain a permanent presence in the Indian Ocean i.e. the United States Navy and the French Navy. Bharat Verma interviewed Rear Admiral Jacques Launay, Joint...

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Indian Navy to sanitize Eastern Arabian Sea

Indian Navy to sanitize Eastern Arabian Sea

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 December 2010

A multi ship force of the Indian Navy has been tasked to undertake a comprehensive search in the Eastern parts of the Arabian Sea to locate and disable probable pirate (mother) vessels and...

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Defence Technologies Key to India's Security

Defence Technologies Key to India's Security

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol. 26.3 July - Sept 2011 | Date: 01 December 2010

Primary key to India’s emergence as a successful global power lies on the ability to acquire and imbibe superior defence technologies in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century. The...

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Navy to build blue-water capability with a balanced force structure, says...

Navy to build blue-water capability with a balanced force structure, says...

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 01 December 2010

Admiral Nirmal Verma interviewed by IDR One of the most significant events in the recent times has been the commissioning of India’s nuclear submarine in July this year, even if she has a way...

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Wikileaks: Intelligence of Interest to India

Wikileaks: Intelligence of Interest to India

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 November 2010

Wikileaks has claimed to have received from its source 251,287 documents, which are mainly diplomatic cables of a classification lower than “Top Secret” exchanged between the US State Department...

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Super Hornets for Royal Australian Air Force

Super Hornets for Royal Australian Air Force

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

Six new Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley on July 06, expanding the RAAF’s fleet of Super Hornets to 11. The first five had arrived in March...

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Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal

Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal

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

Boeing claims that its offer for the USAF tanker program, based on its 767, would satisfy all 372 mandatory USAF requirements. The Company said its offering would be more cost-effective to own...

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Advanced Air Defence Missile Test-fired

Advanced Air Defence Missile Test-fired

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

India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed single-stage, interceptor Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, destroying a ‘hostile’ ballistic missile fired from the Integrated Test...

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Hovercraft for Indian Coast Guard

Hovercraft for Indian Coast Guard

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

With 12 more hovercraft likely to be inducted in the Coast Guard in the next three years, the agency’s eastern region is likely to purchase two such craft at a cost of Rs 8 crore each and base...

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Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 November 2010

The leakage by WikiLeaks of over 200,000 diplomatic cables exchanged between the US State Department and its diplomatic missions abroad could have serious implications for US diplomacy and for...

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An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 28 November 2010

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Informationization’? The word is used 48 times in the new White Paper (WP) on Defense1 published by The Information Office of State Council of the People’s...

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Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

By: David I Steinberg |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 27 November 2010

According to the military junta that rules Myanmar,1 the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is on the cusp of the completion in 2010 of its self-ordained “roadmap” to a form of...

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26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

By: B Raman |Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 November 2010

According to the Hindustan Times ( December 2, 2008), the LeT’s name as the main plotter of a sea-borne terrorist strike in Mumbai directed against some sea front hotels figured in three...

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Securing Maritime Lifelines

Securing Maritime Lifelines

By: Cdr Gurpreet S Khurana |Issue: Vol 20.4 Oct-Dec 2005 | Date: 26 November 2010

Characterised by globalisation, the present times bear a new flavour for international relations. The economic liberalization undertaken by states has led to a frenzy of commercial interactions...

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The Madhesis of Nepal

The Madhesis of Nepal

By: K Yhome |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 26 November 2010

Dramatic events in the past one year since the 2006 “April Revolution” in Nepal have been redefining the political landscape of the Himalayan nation in more ways than one. One important...

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