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Inside Iraq: Five Days in Hell-III

Inside Iraq: Five Days in Hell-III

By: Scott Taylor |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 10 December 2010

“We are Ansar al-Islam.” …I knew that this group …had links to al-Qaeda. When it had proved impossible to enter Mosul safely, we had circled back into the desert and spent the night at...

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IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

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

The message dated December 6, 2010, purporting to be from the Indian Mujahideen (IM) indirectly claiming responsibility for the explosion in Varanasi on December 7, 2010, was received by the...

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New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

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

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, needs to be complimented for standing firm to China and refusing to be bullied by it into not attending the Oslo function on December 10, 2010, in honour...

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A major milestone for Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter

A major milestone for Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter

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

Step 1 speed objective of 180 kts is attained ahead of schedule for this innovative rotary-wing aircraft. Eurocopter’s X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator, which performed its maiden...

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Inside Iraq: Five Days in Hell-II

Inside Iraq: Five Days in Hell-II

By: Scott Taylor |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 09 December 2010

“She is encouraging her ‘sons’ to go out and become martyrs and die in battle…” In the morning, Tal Afar was strangely quiet except for the continuous buzzing of the unmanned Predators...

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DCNS Chairman visits Mazagon Docks

DCNS Chairman visits Mazagon Docks

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 December 2010

The visit of President Sarkozy gives an opportunity to reaffirm the close and dynamic ties existing between the Indian industries and the DCNS Group. The visit of President Sarkozy gives an...

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Boeing team begins building Indian Navy's 1st P-8I aircraft

Boeing team begins building Indian Navy's 1st P-8I aircraft

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 December 2010

The Boeing P-8I team began fabricating the first part for the Indian navy’s first long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft on Dec. 6 in Wichita. The P-8I, based on...

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DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme crosses 100-deal mark

DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme crosses 100-deal mark

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 December 2010

The DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme achieved a major milestone today by crossing the 100-deal mark of commercialization agreements signed by the winners of this unique...

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The deluge: will Pakistan submerge or survive?

The deluge: will Pakistan submerge or survive?

By: Col Ajay Singh |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 08 December 2010

Nature has a strange way of altering the destiny of men and nations. The great biblical floods gave rise to the Jewish Nation, the terrible famine of Bengal in the 1850s helped provoke the first...

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Doing business with the Indian Defence Regime

Doing business with the Indian Defence Regime

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 08 December 2010

Credit is due to the Indian Ministry Of Defence (MoD) for its continuous endeavour to streamline the defence procurement procedures. There have been three revisions during the last four years....

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Inside Iraq: Five Days in Hell-I

Inside Iraq: Five Days in Hell-I

By: Scott Taylor |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 08 December 2010

This is a first hand account of a journalist, Scott Taylor, about his tryst with death at the hands of Islamic extremists in Iraq about five years back. The religious and social dynamics in the...

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Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

Military-Police Relations : The Kolkata Syndrome

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 07 December 2010

The Kolkata incident on the New Years Eve wherein the military and police clashed over the detention of two young army officers belonging to a Madras Unit, which has arrived at a peace station...

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The myths exposed by Wikileaks

The myths exposed by Wikileaks

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

The confidential cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US diplomatic missions abroad, which have been released by WikiLeaks, expose the following five myths: Firstly, the myth...

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WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

We live in the WikiLeaks era when no official document is considered too secret to be put out in the public domain by whistleblowers. It’s only a matter of time before India’s archive of...

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PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall handed over on December 6th in time the first two PUMA infantry fighting vehicles to the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) in...

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Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Tactical Intelligence Aircraft

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Tactical Intelligence Aircraft

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a two-year engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) from the U.S....

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MBDA delivers 600th Taurus KEPD 350 to German Luftwaffe

MBDA delivers 600th Taurus KEPD 350 to German Luftwaffe

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

TAURUS System GmbH (TSG), a subsidiary of LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH (MBDA Deutschland) and Saab Dynamics, has delivered the 600th missile to the German Federal Office of Defence Technology...

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AgustaWestland Holds the First AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference

AgustaWestland Holds the First AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 December 2010

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that over 40 delegates attended the first AgustaWestland AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference recently held at AgustaWestland’s...

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Taiwan's courtship with India-II

Taiwan's courtship with India-II

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 07 December 2010

Major Advantages: First, given the importance of China in Indian foreign policy, Indian policy makers, foreign policy analysts and think tanks must understand Beijing well. This is particularly...

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The Fall of the Dragon

The Fall of the Dragon

By: Ashish Puntambekar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 06 December 2010

Why should developments in the American housing / subprime market in 2007 and currently continuing into 2008 be of any interest to the defense analyst ? Well … probably it’s because what’s...

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