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Aerospace and Defence News

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

IAF Mirage Upgrade by France After protracted negotiations, a deal worth $2.2 billion for the mid-life upgrade of the fleet of 51 Mirage 2000 combat aircraft acquired by the IAF in the mid...

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Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

The movement for Pakistan, as envisaged by its chief promoter Mohammed Ali Jinnah, was not intended to produce a religion dominated theocratic state. No doubt he engaged in communal tactics and...

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Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

A misplaced paranoia A couple of months back Islamabad went hysterical again. India as usual was the target. This time it is not about Kashmir or the fate of the Muslim population in India, but a...

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An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

By: Kanwal Sibal |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

It is very easy to take the position that we must have a dialogue with Pakistan. Arguments in favour can appear plausible. Pakistan is a neighbour and you cannot wish it away. It is better...

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Trends in Space Weaponisation

Trends in Space Weaponisation

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

The first orbital flight of X-37B (called as USA-212) the United State’s (US) space plane was launched on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Apr 22, 2010....

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Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

While addressing the Passing Out Parade at the U.S. Naval Academy on 07 April 2010, Secretary of Defence Robert M Gates said, “You have answered the trumpet call, and the whole of America is...

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Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

In 2003-2004 the former Peoples War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre held a series of confabulations to work out their merger. Their Central Committees met five to six times to...

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Maoists : China's Proxy Soldiers

Maoists : China's Proxy Soldiers

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 October 2010

General SK Sinha, former governor wrote in the newspaper ‘Pioneer’ (6 June 2010): “One Maoist gets killed against four deaths against civilians and security personnel in the rebel affected...

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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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