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Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

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

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Beechcraft T-6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in field evaluation trials beginning Oct. 11 at...

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Impressive Parade by IAF

Impressive Parade by IAF

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

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 78th anniversary today. A ceremonial Air Force Day Parade (AFDP) was held at the airbase in Hindan, near Ghaziabad commemorating the occasion. The Chief...

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KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed over the first of 20 LEOPARD 2 A4M CAN modernised battle tanks to the Canadian armed forces yesterday, October 7th 2010. The roll-out took place in the...

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Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

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

Marking the African debut of the Leopard 2A4, Rheinmetall Defence of Germany took advantage of Africa Aerospace & Defence 2010 (AAD) in Cape Town to put the world’s finest main battle tank...

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Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

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

Following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force’s next-generation fighter aircraft, Israeli Ministry of Defense...

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Aerospace and Defence News

Aerospace and Defence News

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

IAF Mirage Upgrade by France After protracted negotiations, a deal worth $2.2 billion for the mid-life upgrade of the fleet of 51 Mirage 2000 combat aircraft acquired by the IAF in the mid...

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Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

The movement for Pakistan, as envisaged by its chief promoter Mohammed Ali Jinnah, was not intended to produce a religion dominated theocratic state. No doubt he engaged in communal tactics and...

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Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

A misplaced paranoia A couple of months back Islamabad went hysterical again. India as usual was the target. This time it is not about Kashmir or the fate of the Muslim population in India, but a...

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An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

It is very easy to take the position that we must have a dialogue with Pakistan. Arguments in favour can appear plausible. Pakistan is a neighbour and you cannot wish it away. It is better...

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Trends in Space Weaponisation

Trends in Space Weaponisation

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

The first orbital flight of X-37B (called as USA-212) the United State’s (US) space plane was launched on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Apr 22, 2010....

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Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

While addressing the Passing Out Parade at the U.S. Naval Academy on 07 April 2010, Secretary of Defence Robert M Gates said, “You have answered the trumpet call, and the whole of America is...

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Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

In 2003-2004 the former Peoples War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre held a series of confabulations to work out their merger. Their Central Committees met five to six times to...

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Maoists : China's Proxy Soldiers

Maoists : China's Proxy Soldiers

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

General SK Sinha, former governor wrote in the newspaper ‘Pioneer’ (6 June 2010): “One Maoist gets killed against four deaths against civilians and security personnel in the rebel affected...

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The Teenage Maoists : a challenge unprecedented

The Teenage Maoists : a challenge unprecedented

By: Brig Abhay Krishna |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

A Challenge Unprecedented On Sunday April 04, 2010, during a visit to Lalgarh in West Bengal, the Home Minister PC Chidambaram called upon the Maoists to abjure violence and come forward for...

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Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

While India seems well set on the path of becoming an economic power house, this castle is being built on shifting sand. India remains vulnerable as ever to the rouge nations in our neighbourhood...

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User Trial of Agni II

User Trial of Agni II

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

The Indian Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test fired from a rail mobile system the nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, the Agni II from Wheelers Island off the...

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Indian Navy Launches P 15A

Indian Navy Launches P 15A

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

Hull of the third ship of the P15A Kolkatta-class destroyer was launched by Elizabeth Antony, wife of Defence Minister AK Antony at the Mazagaon Docks Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai on April 01, 2010 in...

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India and South Korea Explore Nuclear & Space Cooperation

India and South Korea Explore Nuclear & Space Cooperation

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

In the talks between the Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his South Korean counterpart Yu Myung-hwan, India and South Korea have agreed to explore the possibilities for bilateral...

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China's core interests

China's core interests

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 August 2010

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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China supports Pakistan's claim on Kashmir!

China supports Pakistan's claim on Kashmir!

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 August 2010

The international community treats Jammu & Kashmir as a de facto — but not de jure — part of India. Similarly, it treats Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as de facto...

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