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Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

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

The Boeing Company on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO). A...

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Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

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

Aerospace major Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned helicopter called the Kaman K-MAX that will fly without a pilot and will carry 6,000lbs of cargo at a maximum speed of 92 mph. It will...

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India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

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

After having received the first of the three contracted Ilyushin Il 76-based Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft modified by Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace...

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Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 November 2010

Our Foreign Secretary in a recent talk has stated that “India’s efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of...

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Pitfalls in Arms Procurement Process

Pitfalls in Arms Procurement Process

By: Maj Gen AK Mehra |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 05 November 2010

Modernization of armed forces is a very capital intensive and long drawn process wherein the armed forces first identify their needs and then acquire the same through some rather complex...

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Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 November 2010

Predictably, Delhi’s Left-dominated intellectual circles have condemned the reported move on the part of Chhatisgarh police to implicate a high-profile Delhi University Professor for her...

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Does India have National Security

Does India have National Security

By: Lt Gen HC Dutta |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 05 November 2010

Pakistan has been a volatile and turbulent neighbor to India. Since partition, India has had to resort to war on three occasions – 1947, 1965, 1971 plus two sizeable conflicts in Rann of Katchh...

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Boeing-KAI sign agreement for production of F-15 Silent Eagle Conformal...

Boeing-KAI sign agreement for production of F-15 Silent Eagle Conformal...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 November 2010

Boeing has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) for KAI to design, develop and manufacture the Conformal Weapons Bay (CWB) for the F-15 Silent...

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India's sea-blindness

India's sea-blindness

By: Cdr Gurpreet S Khurana |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 03 November 2010

Despite lessons from the past when India was subjugated by major sea powers, modern India is not particularly known for a maritime outlook. Recent events go further to underscore the...

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Media: the Force-Multiplier

Media: the Force-Multiplier

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 16.1 Jan-Mar 2001 | Date: 03 November 2010

Media can mar or make the war efforts. Enhance or rubbish the image within minutes if the communication skills remain poor. There was a time when whatever little the military public relations...

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Terrorist Tentacles in India

Terrorist Tentacles in India

By: Wilson John |Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 03 November 2010

Investigations into the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent chain of arrests and seizures in different parts of India, particularly rural Maharashtra, have revealed a growing alliance...

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IAF upgrading facilities in northeast: Air chief

IAF upgrading facilities in northeast: Air chief

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 November 2010

Kalaikunda (West Bengal), Nov 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is upgrading its capabilities in the northeastern region of the country by revamping eight advance landing grounds and improving...

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Fifth Generation Fighters for India

Fifth Generation Fighters for India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 November 2010

According to the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal PV Naik, the Indo-Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), the state-of-the art stealth fighters will be inducted into the Indian...

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performs Air Demo for first time over Dallas

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performs Air Demo for first time over Dallas

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 November 2010

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performed its precision aerobatics at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 30-31, marking the first time the aircraft has demonstrated its aerial capabilities in...

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Need to Bridge Inter-Services Trust Deficit

Need to Bridge Inter-Services Trust Deficit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 November 2010

Existing trust deficit amongst the three services is adversely affecting national defence preparedness and is the primary impediment in achieving the goal of jointmanship. Lack of mutual trust...

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BAE Systems M777 Howitzer Programme

BAE Systems M777 Howitzer Programme

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 November 2010

BAE Systems has received an order for 93 additional M777 howitzers, taking the order book to 955 systems and taking sales for the programme to over £1bn. The US is buying 58 guns for the US Army...

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Indian Air Force 2020

Indian Air Force 2020

By: Air Marshal BK Pandey |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 October 2010

Planning for Modernisation of the IAF Festivity during the 73rd anniversary of the Indian Air Force in October 2005 was overshadowed by the concern over its depleting combat power. Obsolescence...

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Euphoria in Indo-Pak Relations

Euphoria in Indo-Pak Relations

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 October 2010

Current mass euphoria in Indo-Pak sentiments, brought by the current cricket series and some recent political developments, is destined to dissipate as certain abiding realities of the Pakistani...

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Reevaluating our Pakistan Policy

Reevaluating our Pakistan Policy

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 October 2010

The recent round of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan has failed. Indian home secretary G K Pillai has been made the villain for the failure by both the foreign ministers....

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Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 October 2010

A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was...

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