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Terrorist Attacks from Sea

Terrorist Attacks from Sea

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 29 April 2011

Role of Offshore Patrol Vessels The growing spurt of Pirate activities and the unique 26/11 terrorist attack from the sea, has engendered the need to review the naval assets and determine the...

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Israel acquires additional Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

Israel acquires additional Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 April 2011

Lockheed Martin has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C‑130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement...

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US Ambassador: Our cooperation has taken off

US Ambassador: Our cooperation has taken off

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 April 2011

Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer while addressing AMCHAM Annual General Meeting at New Delhi said: We have had many big events this year and it seemed that Amcham was involved in most of them. From...

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1971: The Rajasthan Campaign - II

1971: The Rajasthan Campaign - II

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 29 April 2011

Air Force units located in Gujarat and at Nal did not come under AOC Jodhpur, air support for Bikaner and Kutch sectors had to be dealt with directly with Headquarters Western Air Command....

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AgustaWestland competes for US Air Force Programs

AgustaWestland competes for US Air Force Programs

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 April 2011

AW139M and HH-71 offers lowest cost and optimal performance for the missions AgustaWestland North America, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased that the U.S. Air Force has announced it is...

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Incriminating spotlight on ISI in the US

Incriminating spotlight on ISI in the US

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 April 2011

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate has come under incriminating spotlight in the US as a result of the ongoing judicial proceedings in a Chicago court against Tahawwur...

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US Ambassador comments on Indian Defense Procurement

US Ambassador comments on Indian Defense Procurement

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 April 2011

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi was informed yesterday that two aircraft offered by the U.S. Government through the Foreign Military Sales process were not selected for procurement by the Indian...

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Boeing Statement on India's MMRCA Decision

Boeing Statement on India's MMRCA Decision

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 April 2011

Boeing released the following statement on the government of India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) decision: “Boeing today was notified that our Super Hornet proposal for India’s...

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1971: The Rajasthan Campaign - I

1971: The Rajasthan Campaign - I

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 28 April 2011

After commanding an artillery brigade in Ladakh, I was selected to take over an infantry brigade, quite a feat in those prejudice-ridden days of early 1969. My General asked me: “Where do you...

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Insurgencies & Terrorism in India

Insurgencies & Terrorism in India

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 April 2011

India has been confronted with periodic eruptions of insurgencies and terrorism in different parts of the country since it became independent. These have had different causes—- feelings of...

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Third Jihadi Attack on Pak Navy since Lal Masjid Raid

Third Jihadi Attack on Pak Navy since Lal Masjid Raid

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 April 2011

Two Pakistani naval personnel— a commissioned officer of the rank of Sub-Lieutenant and a sailor— were among four persons killed in two separate but coordinated explosions in Karachi on April...

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Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia

Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 April 2011

Network centric command and control system participates in RAAF combat exercise Boeing Vigilare network centric command and control system has passed its last formal operational test. Testing...

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China starts demonisation of Kirti Monastery Monks

China starts demonisation of Kirti Monastery Monks

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 April 2011

The authorities of the Aba County in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of the Sichuan province where the Kirti monastery is located, have started a demonisation campaign against the...

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Pak gimmicks deprive Baloch of a real solution

Pak gimmicks deprive Baloch of a real solution

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 April 2011

In what is being portrayed as yet another attempt by the Pakistani government to appease Balochistan, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Parvez Ashfaq Kayani has announced to replace...

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Boeing-built GPS Operational Control Segment Enters Service with US Air Force

Boeing-built GPS Operational Control Segment Enters Service with US Air Force

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 April 2011

Boeing today announced that its GPS Operational Control Segment (OCS) has gained full operational status with the U.S. Air Force 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. OCS keeps the...

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Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 25 April 2011

The Muslim League whose campaign led to the birth of Pakistan could hardly be called a grass roots party until after 1940 when the Pakistan Resolution was adopted. The League might have operated...

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US and Indian Law Enforcement officials build partnership

US and Indian Law Enforcement officials build partnership

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 April 2011

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, on April 22 concluded a five-day Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar focusing...

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DCNS begins sea trials of first-of-class FREMM frigate Aquitaine

DCNS begins sea trials of first-of-class FREMM frigate Aquitaine

By: IDR News Network | Date: 25 April 2011

One month early, DCNS begins the sea trials of the Aquitaine, the first ship built under the FREMM multimission frigate programme. The campaign takes place off the Brittany peninsula and is...

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 Suppression of monks in Sichuan

Suppression of monks in Sichuan

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 April 2011

 Reports received from the Sichuan province of China speak of the arrest of about 300 Buddhist monks belonging to the Kirti monastery in the Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of the province...

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Worsening Violence in Syria


Worsening Violence in Syria


By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 April 2011

” Good Friday” on April 22,2011, saw violent protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad all over Syria. For the first time since the protest movement started in the southern city...

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