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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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Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal

Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 November 2010

Boeing claims that its offer for the USAF tanker program, based on its 767, would satisfy all 372 mandatory USAF requirements. The Company said its offering would be more cost-effective to own...

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Advanced Air Defence Missile Test-fired

Advanced Air Defence Missile Test-fired

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 November 2010

India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed single-stage, interceptor Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, destroying a ‘hostile’ ballistic missile fired from the Integrated Test...

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Hovercraft for Indian Coast Guard

Hovercraft for Indian Coast Guard

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 November 2010

With 12 more hovercraft likely to be inducted in the Coast Guard in the next three years, the agency’s eastern region is likely to purchase two such craft at a cost of Rs 8 crore each and base...

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Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 November 2010

The leakage by WikiLeaks of over 200,000 diplomatic cables exchanged between the US State Department and its diplomatic missions abroad could have serious implications for US diplomacy and for...

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An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 28 November 2010

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Informationization’? The word is used 48 times in the new White Paper (WP) on Defense1 published by The Information Office of State Council of the People’s...

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Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

By: David I Steinberg |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 27 November 2010

According to the military junta that rules Myanmar,1 the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is on the cusp of the completion in 2010 of its self-ordained “roadmap” to a form of...

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26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

By: B Raman |Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 November 2010

According to the Hindustan Times ( December 2, 2008), the LeT’s name as the main plotter of a sea-borne terrorist strike in Mumbai directed against some sea front hotels figured in three...

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Securing Maritime Lifelines

Securing Maritime Lifelines

By: Cdr Gurpreet S Khurana |Issue: Vol 20.4 Oct-Dec 2005 | Date: 26 November 2010

Characterised by globalisation, the present times bear a new flavour for international relations. The economic liberalization undertaken by states has led to a frenzy of commercial interactions...

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The Madhesis of Nepal

The Madhesis of Nepal

By: K Yhome |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 26 November 2010

Dramatic events in the past one year since the 2006 “April Revolution” in Nepal have been redefining the political landscape of the Himalayan nation in more ways than one. One important...

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India test fires nuclear capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-I

India test fires nuclear capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-I

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 November 2010

India test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile on 25-Nov, with a range of 700 kilometers off the Orissa coast. The missile was launched as part of the Army’s user trial...

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Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 25 November 2010

Jinnah’s full encouragement to the vicious anti-Hindu rhetoric in the campaign for Pakistan raises serious doubts about his much -touted stature as a visionary. More importantly, it reveals a...

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Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 November 2010

The evolution of the Indian intelligence community since 1947 has been on the basis of periodic reviews of our enquiries into perceived intelligence failures. After the Sino-Indian war of 1962, a...

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Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 November 2010

Since the Madrid conference on “Democracy & Terrorism” held in March 2005, to which I was invited,I have been repeatedly writing and speaking on the need for victim activism in India in order...

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Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

Any dispassionate analysis of the current situation in Nepal will deal with some uncomfortable questions. It seems that the Indian government has not dealt with these questions properly. By...

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China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

Year 2008 will be a special year. It is a leap year and for the first time in modern history, China will organize the Olympic Games. One remembers that in ancient Greece, this was a time for...

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Military Service Pay

Military Service Pay

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

The sixth pay commission is now about midway in their task of preparing their recommendations for the revision of wages of more than 33 lakh central government employees, including the personnel...

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