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India's Losses and Gains in Post-Independence Wars - III

India's Losses and Gains in Post-Independence Wars - III

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 27 March 2011

Care had not been taken at higher levels to verify the claims in accordance with the realities on the ground before preferring them at the negotiating table. The exaggeration might have been the...

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Hardly any water in Wikileaks revelations

Hardly any water in Wikileaks revelations

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 March 2011

Professional diplomats will find little that is new or startling in the Wikileaks cables. For them the quality and content of reporting in the leaked cables is quite standard fare. Transmitting...

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EADS Confirms Exclusive Discussions

EADS Confirms Exclusive Discussions

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

In light of recent statements in the press, EADS (EUR:EAD) confirms that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Vector Aerospace Corporation (TSX:RNO). Any transaction is subject to...

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India's Losses and Gains in Post-Independence Wars - I

India's Losses and Gains in Post-Independence Wars - I

By: Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh |Issue: Book Excerpt: India's War since Independence | Date: 25 March 2011

A nation has recourse to war either to further from a position of strength the interests it has not been able to promote by political and economic means, or when cornered by a stronger adversary...

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Designer Wars and India

Designer Wars and India

By: Col Rajinder Singh |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 25 March 2011

Be it military philosophies, social systems, cultural ethos, political doctrines, economic concepts, business environments and cosmic theories, technology over the last fifty years has been the...

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India's Role in the New World Order

India's Role in the New World Order

By: Col Ajay Singh |Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 25 March 2011

Over the past five months or so, in spite of surfacing corruption charges, a virtual paralysis of parliament and sense of political drift in the country, India has had much to cheer about. The...

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Defence University for India: an appraisal of the proposition

Defence University for India: an appraisal of the proposition

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 March 2011

Establishment of a defence university in India was first suggested in an article that appeared in College of Defence Management Journal in 1978. The article evoked considerable interest and was...

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Defence Acquisition Management Course

Defence Acquisition Management Course

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 March 2011

The Indian Government has regularly revised the procurement procedures and policies for promoting active participation of the foreign and Indian private sector. To enable greater participation...

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India and Singapore Navies conduct maritime exercise

India and Singapore Navies conduct maritime exercise

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 March 2011

 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indian Navy (IN) are conducting the annual Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) from 18 to 25 Mar 2011. Hosted by Singapore, this...

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Libya: Increasing Confusion

Libya: Increasing Confusion

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

“The rebels’ strategy is to push west but this has got off to a halting start, and without further concerted air strikes it is difficult to see how this rag-tag army will ever achieve its aim of...

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INAS 310 Golden Jubilee

INAS 310 Golden Jubilee

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 March 2011

Cobras Mark Golden Jubilee- Two Unit citations, over eighty thousand hours of flying and firsts like Carrier Borne ASW and Information Warfare to credit Two unit citations, over 80,000 hrs of...

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We the mere Indians

We the mere Indians

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 March 2011

The publication in instalments of leaked WikiLeaks diplomatic cables by selected newspapers such as the “Guardian”of the UK, the “New York Times”, “Le Monde” of France, “Der...

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Will Pakistan Implode?

Will Pakistan Implode?

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch |Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 21 March 2011

Imagine a country where every week one or two young men – mostly in their teens, blow themselves up as suicide bombers in senseless acts of violence! Where targeted killings take place almost...

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Lessons from Japan

Lessons from Japan

By: Col US Rathore |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 March 2011

On 11 March, Japan was jolted by an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude. Soon a massive tsunami followed. Ten-meter-high waves invaded the eastern coast of the country. The epicentre of the earthquake...

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Davis Deal: US to limit HUMINT Ops in Pak territory

Davis Deal: US to limit HUMINT Ops in Pak territory

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 March 2011

It is leant from reliable sources in Pakistan that acceptance of blood money by the heirs to the two Pakistanis who were killed by Raymond Davis on January 27,2011, their withdrawal of the...

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USS Decatur makes port call in Chennai

USS Decatur makes port call in Chennai

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 March 2011

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) will make a three-day port visit to Chennai, India, March 16-19. The Decatur is led by Commander Shanti Sethi, an American of...

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Ethical Dimensions of the Tibet Question

Ethical Dimensions of the Tibet Question

By: Dalai Lama |Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 16 March 2011

The Tibet issue is a moral issue. First, the Tibetan nation or community has been influenced by Buddhism which came from India. It changed the whole Tibetan way of life, making it a more...

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Bahrain: On the Sectarian Razor's Edge

Bahrain: On the Sectarian Razor's Edge

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 March 2011

Bahrain, a Shia majority State ruled by a Sunni family, is on the sectarian razor’s edge following the entry of about 2000 troops from the member-States of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)...

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1971 Operations - Case West - II

1971 Operations - Case West - II

By: Major K.C. Praval |Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Army After Independence | Date: 15 March 2011

Kashmir In the North-Eastern part of Kashmir, India was concerned about the safety of her lines of communication with Ladakh. Pakistani picquets in the Kargil area overlooked the Srinagar-Leh...

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Tibetan cause after the Dalai Lama

Tibetan cause after the Dalai Lama

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 March 2011

While wishing and hoping for a long life for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one has to mentally prepare onself to the eventuality of his being no more with us one day and think of how to keep the...

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