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Chinese Incursions and India's Flawed Response

Chinese Incursions and India's Flawed Response

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 December 2010

Chinese incursions are making headlines in the Indian Press. It is good. Not because the Chinese persist in trespassing into Indian territory, but because the media bring some light onto such...

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The Great Game: 21st Century Version-III

The Great Game: 21st Century Version-III

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 16 December 2010

Both China and Pakistan are getting ready for an economic boom that will include transit trade to Central Asia. The Pakistan Army’s National Logistics Cell, which has a near monopoly, will...

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China and the Indian Ocean Region

China and the Indian Ocean Region

By: Admiral Arun Prakash |Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 December 2010

The topic for today’s seminar, “China and the Indian Ocean Region” relates to an issue on which there is a dire need for India to focus her attention on very closely. Historically, we have...

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Catalysing the Defence Industry

Catalysing the Defence Industry

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar |Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 December 2010

Any current survey of India’s Defence Industry would take us back to the Fiat and Ambassador age. Should it be so at a time when we are on the threshold of emerging as a software superpower and...

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DCNS presents new-generation support vessels

DCNS presents new-generation support vessels

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 December 2010

Speaking to international experts gathered in London on 9 and 10 December for the Afloat Support and Naval Logistics conference*, DCNS gave a presentation on its new-generation BRAVE (Bâtiment...

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Elbit completes acquisition of M7 Aerospace for $85 Million

Elbit completes acquisition of M7 Aerospace for $85 Million

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 December 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, (“ESA”) acquired 100% of M7 Aerospace LP (M7 Aerospace) in a $85 million all cash...

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The Great Game: 21st Century Version-II

The Great Game: 21st Century Version-II

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 15 December 2010

The new US foreign policy of “transformational diplomacy” is not merely about just reporting the world as it is but about replicating nation-states into US clones. Post conflict multinational...

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers Centennial T-6B Texan II to US Navy

Hawker Beechcraft Delivers Centennial T-6B Texan II to US Navy

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 December 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that it has delivered a specially painted T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft to the United States Navy as part of the commemoration of the Centennial of Naval...

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US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 December 2010

Even in the past, there had been instances of humiliating body searches of Indian diplomats and visiting dignitaries at US airports. The controversy over this has assumed serious dimensions...

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The Great Game: 21st Century Version-I

The Great Game: 21st Century Version-I

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 14 December 2010

The Rules of the Game:The current century began in an intensely violent manner and there are no signs of a let up. Two and a half deadly wars are being fought in our neighbourhood and threaten to...

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US Military Surge in Afghanistan

US Military Surge in Afghanistan

By: Rohit Singh |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 13 December 2010

After months of agonizing, the decades most long awaited decision has finally been made. It is a military surge of 30,000 additional troops to chart out a dignified exit for the United States,...

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Maoist Threat and Politics

Maoist Threat and Politics

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 13 December 2010

The previous issue of the Indian Defence Review carried a letter from a serving air force officer Group Captain RK Prasad to the Home Minister of India. The officer and his family had been...

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Defence Offsets: proving detrimental to the services

Defence Offsets: proving detrimental to the services

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 13 December 2010

Post Kargil, Indian defence imports had been ranging between three to six billion dollars annually whereas defence exports had been stagnating at meagre 50 million dollars an year. Despite...

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Tibetan Villagers 'relocated' by dam construction

Tibetan Villagers 'relocated' by dam construction

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

Earlier, I had mentioned that the new dam built by the Chinese near Lhasa.  More news on this front: it seems now that some 4000 farmers will have to be ‘relocated’.  What is strange in...

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Low Intensity Conflict Revisited

Low Intensity Conflict Revisited

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 10 December 2010

Insurgencies have existed for centuries. In recent decades however, the easy availability of machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades, RDX explosive with hi-tech remote-triggering devices have made...

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Self Reliance and the Armed Forces

Self Reliance and the Armed Forces

By: Air Vice Marshal HS Ahluwalia |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 10 December 2010

During the recently held Air Force Commanders conference in New Delhi, Raksha Mantri AK Antony, while admitting that the armed forces had been depending on outside suppliers for their defence...

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Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

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

After having waged a high-pressure campaign to enforce a boycott of the Oslo function on December 10 to honour in absentia Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese human rights activist who has been awarded the...

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An emotional farewel to INS Vagli

An emotional farewel to INS Vagli

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

The Indian Navy decommissioned one of her oldest units, INS Vagli in a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard today, 09 Dec 10. The Commissioning Commanding Officer of INS Vagli, Captain (Retd)...

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More C-130Js for India

More C-130Js for India

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

India’s next three C-130Js have now reached the final production positions at the Lockheed Martin Marietta facility. These aircraft will join the previous three, which are already in flight...

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Navy Officers Cadets complete training

Navy Officers Cadets complete training

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

169 Officer Cadets of the Indian Navy including 32 Assistant Commandants of Indian Coast Guard successfully completed their afloat training onboard the First Training Squadron today, at Kochi....

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