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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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When Commanders Become Bureaucrats

When Commanders Become Bureaucrats

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 20 December 2010

In late 1980s, an Engineer Regiment was asked to move to high altitude area as part of normal turn over of units. The regiment put in its demand for high altitude clothing for the troops well in...

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The Indian Jihadi Net

The Indian Jihadi Net

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 20 December 2010

If one carefully analyses the various serial blasts which have taken place in different parts of India since November,2007, one could notice an organic, mushroom-like growth of jihadi terrorist...

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China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 December 2010

In my previous article (China supports Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir!), I had stated as follows: “By questioning the legitimacy of India’s sovereignty over J&K, the Chinese may be creating a...

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Elbit will supply Multi-Sensor Monitoring and Surveillance Systems

Elbit will supply Multi-Sensor Monitoring and Surveillance Systems

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 December 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately  $16 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense to supply mobile multi-sensor monitoring and...

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Burma to Japan with Azad Hind-III

Burma to Japan with Azad Hind-III

By: Air Commodore Ramesh S Benegal |Issue: Book Excerpt: Burma to Japan with Azad Hind | Date: 19 December 2010

The story goes that the aircraft managed to land on the runway that night amidst the confusion that existed at the base with aircraft landing and taking off in streams. The commandos managed to...

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Eurocopter's Tiger HAD support and attack helicopter for France

Eurocopter's Tiger HAD support and attack helicopter for France

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 December 2010

The first pre-serial Tiger HAD (fire support and destruction) for France made its maiden flight from Eurocopter’s Marignane, France facility. It marks an important step towards the Block I...

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Rheinmetall will modernize Leopard tanks and weapon systems for Canada

Rheinmetall will modernize Leopard tanks and weapon systems for Canada

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 December 2010

Rheinmetall has just booked two important orders for equipping the Canadian armed forces, worth a total of €87 million. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, has been...

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Burma to Japan with Azad Hind-II

Burma to Japan with Azad Hind-II

By: Air Commodore Ramesh S Benegal |Issue: Book Excerpt: Burma to Japan with Azad Hind | Date: 18 December 2010

The first two months of our training were devoted to toughening us up and putting us through ground subjects such as the principles of flight, meteorology, aero-engines and some Japanese military...

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New Delhi's political incompetence creates a valley of discontent

New Delhi's political incompetence creates a valley of discontent

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 December 2010

It was winter- of 1963 when the holy relic at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar went missing. News spread like wild fire and a crowd of more than quarter of a million assembled in Srinagar town. A...

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China wins in New Delhi

China wins in New Delhi

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 December 2010

What are the concrete results flowing from the just concluded high profile visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao to India? The answer depends on whether one is seeking it from the Indian point of...

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Indian Air Force takes delivery of first C-130J Super Hercules

Indian Air Force takes delivery of first C-130J Super Hercules

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 December 2010

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of six C-130Js to the Indian Air Force. The new fleet was ordered under a $1.2 billion U.S. Foreign Military Sale (India’s first) in late 2008. “There are...

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Chinese Incursions and India's Flawed Response

Chinese Incursions and India's Flawed Response

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 December 2010

Chinese incursions are making headlines in the Indian Press. It is good. Not because the Chinese persist in trespassing into Indian territory, but because the media bring some light onto such...

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The Great Game: 21st Century Version-III

The Great Game: 21st Century Version-III

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 16 December 2010

Both China and Pakistan are getting ready for an economic boom that will include transit trade to Central Asia. The Pakistan Army’s National Logistics Cell, which has a near monopoly, will...

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China and the Indian Ocean Region

China and the Indian Ocean Region

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) |Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 December 2010

The topic for today’s seminar, “China and the Indian Ocean Region” relates to an issue on which there is a dire need for India to focus her attention on very closely. Historically, we have...

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Catalysing the Defence Industry

Catalysing the Defence Industry

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar |Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 December 2010

Any current survey of India’s Defence Industry would take us back to the Fiat and Ambassador age. Should it be so at a time when we are on the threshold of emerging as a software superpower and...

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