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Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

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

“The News”, a daily of Pakistan, has carried on December 24, 2010, an analysis by Amir Mir, the well-known Pakistani journalist, of acts of suicide terrorism in Pakistan during 2010.It...

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Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 December 2010

MBDA is celebrating the total success of an Aster missile firing carried out on 18th October 2010 by the DGA EM (Direction Générale de l’Armement – Essais de Missiles) in the Landes region of...

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Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

Gujjar Agitation: Internal Security Ramifications

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 December 2010

The purpose of this article is not to dwell on the political and social dynamics of the recent Gujjar agitation, but to highlight the pernicious internal security ramifications of such agitations...

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Restructuring Aeronautics

Restructuring Aeronautics

By: SR Valluri |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 December 2010

Mark Antony, the Defence Minister appointed a high level committee to look into the performance of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories. It was a timely decision....

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Seven new radars to be set up in Lakshadweep to boost coastal security: Antony

Seven new radars to be set up in Lakshadweep to boost coastal security: Antony

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 December 2010

Indian Defence Minister A K Antony says, seven new radars will be set up in different islands of Lakshadweep to prevent illegal entry into the country’s territorial waters. He said, the radars...

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France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-III

France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-III

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 24 December 2010

The second part of the speech is consecrated to disarmament. It is probably the most detailed account by a French President When international security improves, France draws the consequences....

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT ends 2010 on a high note

Airbus Military A330 MRTT ends 2010 on a high note

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 December 2010

The Airbus Military A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport is poised to be delivered to three different customers in 2011, following a flurry of activities which ended 2010, and with its position...

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Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Mexico

Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Mexico

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 December 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT,...

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Boeing Receives P-8I Equipment from India's BEL

Boeing Receives P-8I Equipment from India's BEL

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 December 2010

Boeing received a key sensor technology for the Indian navy’s P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft last week from Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL). BEL...

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France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-II

France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-II

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 23 December 2010

People are ‘reproducible’ the Great Helmsman is said to have stated. That day, Nehru understood that India and China were not brothers, though Mao was at his charming best, when Nehru left...

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Countering Sino-Pak Axis

Countering Sino-Pak Axis

By: Maj Gen Pushpendra Singh |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 22 December 2010

Harsh V Pant who teaches at King’s College, London describes Obama’s foreign policy as ‘courting America’s adversaries while ignoring friends and potential allies.’ India, which has...

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Defence Industry: Change in approach overdue

Defence Industry: Change in approach overdue

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 22 December 2010

It is almost seven years since the first set of major policy changes were promulgated by the Government to give a fillip to our stagnating and moribund defence industry. The fundamental...

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Strange priorities of the Indian media

Strange priorities of the Indian media

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 22 December 2010

An extract of the tribute paid by Rajeev Issar to the Late Major Manish Pitambare dated November 28, 2006 and circulated by email On Tuesday (November 27, 2006), this news swept across all the...

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Demographic drivers of India's national security

Demographic drivers of India's national security

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 22 December 2010

The scientific process of Net Assessment is characterised by a study of trends and triggers. Evolutionary change in the geo-strategic environment can be described in the form of trends. Trends...

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France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-I

France & Nuclear Disarmament between vision & realism-I

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 22 December 2010

The question of nuclear disarmament has always given rise to diverse, if not opposite reactions. Commentators have described the positions of different nations (and sometimes within the same...

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Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 December 2010

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China visited Pakistan from December 17 to 19,2010, after having completed a three-day visit to India from December 15 to 17. During his stay in Pakistan, he...

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India's Mission to Moon

India's Mission to Moon

By: G Madhavan Nair |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 21 December 2010

November 14, 2008, 20:31 hours, India created history in its march towards technological prowess. Indian tricolour was placed on the lunar surface and India announced to the world its arrival on...

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Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 December 2010

The fourth Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has made its first flight – the culmination of a highly successful 2010 which also saw the fleet of Grizzly development aircraft complete just...

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Rheinmetall transferred Multi A4 FSA Vehicles to German military

Rheinmetall transferred Multi A4 FSA Vehicles to German military

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 December 2010

Made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV), the first Multi A4 FSA protected military transport vehicle has been formally transferred to the Bundeswehr at an official rollout ceremony...

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India and the US-China Great Game

India and the US-China Great Game

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 20 December 2010

Recently most of the flash points in the Western Pacific region witnessed activation, leading to belligerent posturing by China and its allies like North Korea; and the US and its allies, like...

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