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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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Second Airbus Military tanker for RAF makes maiden flight

Second Airbus Military tanker for RAF makes maiden flight

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 October 2010

The second A330 MRTT Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK Royal Air Force has successfully completed its maiden flight from the Airbus Military facility at Getafe, Madrid following...

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Mine Clearing System SOUVIM-2 developed by MBDA

Mine Clearing System SOUVIM-2 developed by MBDA

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 October 2010

The mine clearing system, SOUVIM 2, has been developed by MBDA for mobility support missions. These missions are served by carrying out the rapid opening of long stretches of mined routes at the...

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The China Factor in Kashmir

The China Factor in Kashmir

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 October 2010

The truism is that China has all along been a player in J&K. However, in order to maintain goodwill and peace with China at all costs, the Indian policy makers have deliberately been...

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Al Qaeda - Taliban in Europe

Al Qaeda - Taliban in Europe

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 October 2010

On August 15, 2007, the Pakistani authorities handed over to Germany Tolga Durbin, a German citizen of Turkish origin, who belonged to the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an Uzbek terrorist...

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China gets tough with protesting Tibetan students

China gets tough with protesting Tibetan students

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 October 2010

After having failed thus far to pacify protesting Tibetan students in the Qinghai province who are angry over the introduction of Mandarin as the medium of instruction in the Tibetan schools,...

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PLA conducts first air ground live ammunition drill in Tibet

PLA conducts first air ground live ammunition drill in Tibet

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 October 2010

Citing the People’s Liberation Army Daily, the “People’s Daily” of China controlled by the Communist Party of China reported as follows on October 26,2010: “Near the foot of the snowcapped...

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Trajectory to regional and global power

Trajectory to regional and global power

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 26 October 2010

Many observers have commented that the 21st century belongs to India (and China). Since economics is increasingly becoming the currency of power, this statement acknowledges the changing balance...

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KMW's DINGO for a safe recovery

KMW's DINGO for a safe recovery

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 October 2010

The multitudinous and extremely variable DINGO 2 family from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has welcomed a new arrival. The company presented the armoured DINGO 2 recovery vehicle at the EUROSATORY...

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SESM Modern Powerpacks for T-72 and T-90

SESM Modern Powerpacks for T-72 and T-90

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 October 2010

Until today, the T-72 remains one of the most popular MBTs worldwide. Introduced in the 70s with a remarkably compact design, various modifications and upgrade programs (protection, night...

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