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Kashmir: Lost Bearings

Kashmir: Lost Bearings

By: Lt Gen (Retd) MC Bhandari |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 06 December 2010

New Delhi hosted the SAARC Summit meeting, and Musharraf was conspicuous by his absence. Whereas other nations were represented by their executive heads, Pakistan had opted to send their Prime...

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Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 December 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan visited Sri Lanka from November 27 to 30, 2010, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Among those who accompanied him were Shah Mehmood...

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Taiwan's courtship with India-I

Taiwan's courtship with India-I

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 06 December 2010

Ever since the communists under the late Mao Tse-tung forced the then Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek in 1949 to flee to Taiwan, the situation across the Taiwan straits that separate Mainland...

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Time to stop appeasing China

Time to stop appeasing China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 December 2010

The Government of India has not yet  indicated its response to the reported pressure from the Chinese Government to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize Award function proposed to be held at Oslo on...

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Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-III

Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-III

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 05 December 2010

Obstacles to Indo-French Relations: At the outset, it is necessary to point out that today no major political differences darken the sky between Paris and Delhi except, of course, the unexpected...

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The internal political situation in China

The internal political situation in China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 December 2010

An editorial published on October 15, 2010, by the Communist Party controlled “Global Times” said:“China has changed a lot. In the future it will continue to adopt gradualism to bring about...

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Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-II

Indo-French Friendship to Partnership-II

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 04 December 2010

Phase 2: 1971-1990: The Office of the Historian of the US State Department which has recently released the declassified documents of the Nixon Administration terms the policy of the US President...

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Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 December 2010

As an emerging economic and military power, India must possess armed forces that can guarantee security of its interests in a dynamic international geo-political environment. However, slow and...

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Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 December 2010

It is a well accepted dictum in the corridors of MoD that not taking a decision is far less risky than taking one. Therefore, it is considered judicious to defer decision-making. Additionally,...

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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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