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The Teenage Maoists : a challenge unprecedented

The Teenage Maoists : a challenge unprecedented

By: Brig Abhay Krishna |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

A Challenge Unprecedented On Sunday April 04, 2010, during a visit to Lalgarh in West Bengal, the Home Minister PC Chidambaram called upon the Maoists to abjure violence and come forward for...

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Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

By: Col Anil Athale |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

While India seems well set on the path of becoming an economic power house, this castle is being built on shifting sand. India remains vulnerable as ever to the rouge nations in our neighbourhood...

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User Trial of Agni II

User Trial of Agni II

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

The Indian Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test fired from a rail mobile system the nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, the Agni II from Wheelers Island off the...

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Indian Navy Launches P 15A

Indian Navy Launches P 15A

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

Hull of the third ship of the P15A Kolkatta-class destroyer was launched by Elizabeth Antony, wife of Defence Minister AK Antony at the Mazagaon Docks Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai on April 01, 2010 in...

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India and South Korea Explore Nuclear & Space Cooperation

India and South Korea Explore Nuclear & Space Cooperation

By: Priya Tyagi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

In the talks between the Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his South Korean counterpart Yu Myung-hwan, India and South Korea have agreed to explore the possibilities for bilateral...

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China's core interests

China's core interests

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 August 2010

Have you heard of ‘Core Interests’? No, it has nothing to do with ‘organising’ the CWG, IPL auctions, mining in tribal areas or OBC vote banks, though it is true that in India ‘core’...

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China supports Pakistan's claim on Kashmir!

China supports Pakistan's claim on Kashmir!

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 August 2010

The international community treats Jammu & Kashmir as a de facto — but not de jure — part of India. Similarly, it treats Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as de facto...

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CIC says Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian...

CIC says Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian...

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 August 2010

According to The Times of India, Chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said the Henderson-Brooks report revealed the incompetence of the Indian military top brass. It is not fair of...

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Inter-Country Comparison of Nuclear Energy Policies

Inter-Country Comparison of Nuclear Energy Policies

By: CII |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 August 2010

Table showing comparison of nuclear liabilities between various countries:-

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From Kashmir to Mumbai : Terror Comes Full Circle

From Kashmir to Mumbai : Terror Comes Full Circle

By: Rohit Singh |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 20 August 2010

The Mumbai Carnage, wherein a dozen terrorists, held an entire country to ransom for three days, is unprecedented and unusual, not only for India but for the entire world community. For close to...

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A vision for India

A vision for India

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 August 2010

Vision for India means setting a goal, what India should be at the end of a specified period, say 20 years. It will be an all encompassing vision. Strategic vision for India will be located...

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Extension to Gen Kayani: Dangerous Portends

Extension to Gen Kayani: Dangerous Portends

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 August 2010

When Gen Kayani took over the reigns of the Pakistan Army, he exhorted the rank and file to keep away from politics. He initiated moves to revert 152 military personnel on deputation to public...

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Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

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

The leakage of nearly 90,000 documents relating to the Afghan war for the period between January 2004 and December 2009 by Wikileaks, a US web site which disseminates secret information of...

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Radicalization of Pakistan will increase threat to India

Radicalization of Pakistan will increase threat to India

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 July 2010

Pakistan is a state deep in turmoil. Contributory causes are some historical and some current. Historical causes can be summed up as follows: No single overpowering identity has emerged in...

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Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

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

Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, is tense a day before the first anniversary of the outbreak of anti-Han violence by some Uighurs of the city on July 5 last year....

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The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May 2010

As part of the investigation into the attempt by Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, to cause an incendiary car bomb explosion in the Times Square of New York on May 1, 2010,...

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Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May 2010

About thirty innocent civilians and 20 other civilians serving as Special Police Officers (SPOs) are reported to have been killed on May 17,2010, when a group of Maoists (Naxals) blew up a...

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Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May 2010

In a controversial decision, which should be of concern to India’s national security managers, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has accepted a request from the US Government...

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Indian Dependence on Chinese Equipment & Technology

Indian Dependence on Chinese Equipment & Technology

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May 2010

The Pakistan Railways is reportedly facing a crisis because of the unserviceability of 32 of the 69 locomotives bought from a Chinese company. It has been alleged that the Railways were forced to...

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SAARC - Expect no miracles

SAARC - Expect no miracles

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May 2010

The 16th summit of the eight-nation South Asian Regional Cooperation (SAARC) concluded on March 29 in Bhutanese capital Thimphu, vowing to plant “10 million trees over the next five years”...

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