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Will Egypt cost Obama a second term in White House?

Will Egypt cost Obama a second term in White House?

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 January 2011

The people’s revolt in Egypt, which has cost over a hundred lives since January 25, is showing signs of taking an anti-US turn. “Neither Mubarak nor Suleiman; we’re sick of Americans.” So...

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Perilous roads to Kabul

Perilous roads to Kabul

By: Air Marshal AK Trikha |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 28 January 2011

Any General tasked to lead an expeditionary force to subjugate Afghanistan would not like to be reminded of the fate that befell the British in a similar attempt in the 19th century. Lady...

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Internet poses threat to Authoritarian Regimes

Internet poses threat to Authoritarian Regimes

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 January 2011

The Jasmine Revolt:  The story of Tunisia gives one hope that oppressive regimes can be overthrown by the power of people mobilised to fight injustice without recourse to violence or civil war....

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Guns versus Butter

Guns versus Butter

By: Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 28 January 2011

India, with limited resources and rising aspirations, faces the age old “guns versus butter” question, which has become even more complex in the era of terrorism, piracy, insurgency, in the...

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Rapidly changing military sociology

Rapidly changing military sociology

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 28 January 2011

The post-independence Indian Army continues to struggle with the British colonial model, ways and traditions, which served us well to a point. In fact, we were so enamored by the British ethos...

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Chinese incursions, now and then

Chinese incursions, now and then

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 28 January 2011

Chinese incursions have been making headlines in the Indian media. Unfortunately, the Indian leadership prefers to mitigate the facts, to not “hurt feelings of the Chinese” or “make things...

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CII lauds US Export Control reform effort

CII lauds US Export Control reform effort

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 January 2011

US President Barack Obama promised India Inc during his address in Mumbai in November 2010 to work on fundamentally reforming the US export regime to allow greater cooperation with India in a...

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The pitfalls in evolution of Indian Army-III

The pitfalls in evolution of Indian Army-III

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 28 January 2011

The Indian opening of a second front in Punjab on 6 September forced Ayub Khan to pull troops out of the Chhamb-Jaurian sector to reinforce the Lahore and Sialkot sectors. Despite thinning out,...

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Fiddling in Davos while Arab World is burning

Fiddling in Davos while Arab World is burning

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 January 2011

The prairie fire of mass protests in Tunisia continues to burn and shows signs of spreading to Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. In Tunisia, protesters want the entire old leadership to...

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The pitfalls in evolution of Indian Army-II

The pitfalls in evolution of Indian Army-II

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 27 January 2011

Chaudhuri set about his task energetically and with dispatch, bringing to his job as Chief a wealth of experience of well-handled assignments both in command and staff, including his tenure as...

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Fight against Terrorism and the Moral Dilemmas

Fight against Terrorism and the Moral Dilemmas

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 January 2011

Terrorism is a phenomenon operating on both sides of morality. Dilemmas, therefore, arise not confined to any one side. This is best apparent by examining some well known cases. Take the case...

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Military Power: key to India's future

Military Power: key to India's future

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 15.3 Jul-Sep 2000 | Date: 26 January 2011

Despite the possible dawn of a democratic world order with the advent of the 21st Century, India continues to be saddled with a contradictory strategic environment. By virtue of the demographic...

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Blue Print for Indian Aerospace Industry

Blue Print for Indian Aerospace Industry

By: Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 26 January 2011

All of us would agree that aerospace power has multiple applications in peace or war. It impacts our lives, energises international relations and economic activity. It also matches the demands of...

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Awards for Gallant Air Force Pilots

Awards for Gallant Air Force Pilots

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 January 2011

On May 8, 2010, Wg Cdr Chaturvedi saved the life of one J&K police personnel who was evacuated out of deep jungles of Lar in the Mahore-gulabgarh area at 9500 ft density altitude. Considering...

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Messages from Moscow Airport Blast

Messages from Moscow Airport Blast

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 January 2011

Thirty-five persons are reported to have been killed in a suicide blast near the arrival area of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport at 4-32 PM local time on January 24,2011. The suspected suicide...

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Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 January 2011

The ongoing march by a political party to raise the national flag in Sri Nagar is being dubbed as politically motivated by its detractors. It indeed is a move for political mobilization for...

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Army: A Need for Introspection

Army: A Need for Introspection

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 January 2011

The recent surge in incidents that bring bad name to the Army must result in an introspection in the Army, more so in the senior ranks – Army being a hierarchical organization.  What all ranks...

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China's core interests

China's core interests

By: Claude Arpi | Date: 24 January 2011

Have you heard of ‘Core Interests’? No, it has nothing to do with ‘organising’ the CWG, IPL auctions, mining in tribal areas or OBC vote banks, though it is true that in India ‘core’...

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Need for Multi-purpose Demining Systems

Need for Multi-purpose Demining Systems

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 21.1 Jan-Mar 2006 | Date: 24 January 2011

According to an assessment of the United Nations, there are more than 100 million mines lying buried in various present and past conflict zones in over 60 countries in the world. The...

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Peep at the Nautical Crystal Ball

Peep at the Nautical Crystal Ball

By: Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 24 January 2011

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR), encompasses 56 littoral and hinterland nations with 33 percent of the world’s population, but only 25 percent of the land mass. The IOR, has numerous unresolved...

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