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An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

An Analysis of China's White Papers on Defense

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 28 November 2010

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Informationization’? The word is used 48 times in the new White Paper (WP) on Defense1 published by The Information Office of State Council of the People’s...

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Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

By: David I Steinberg |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 27 November 2010

According to the military junta that rules Myanmar,1 the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is on the cusp of the completion in 2010 of its self-ordained “roadmap” to a form of...

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26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

26/11: Pak Army Irregulars attack Mumbai-II

By: B Raman |Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 26 November 2010

According to the Hindustan Times ( December 2, 2008), the LeT’s name as the main plotter of a sea-borne terrorist strike in Mumbai directed against some sea front hotels figured in three...

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Securing Maritime Lifelines

Securing Maritime Lifelines

By: Cdr Gurpreet S Khurana |Issue: Vol 20.4 Oct-Dec 2005 | Date: 26 November 2010

Characterised by globalisation, the present times bear a new flavour for international relations. The economic liberalization undertaken by states has led to a frenzy of commercial interactions...

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The Madhesis of Nepal

The Madhesis of Nepal

By: K Yhome |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 26 November 2010

Dramatic events in the past one year since the 2006 “April Revolution” in Nepal have been redefining the political landscape of the Himalayan nation in more ways than one. One important...

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India test fires nuclear capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-I

India test fires nuclear capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-I

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 November 2010

India test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile on 25-Nov, with a range of 700 kilometers off the Orissa coast. The missile was launched as part of the Army’s user trial...

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Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 25 November 2010

Jinnah’s full encouragement to the vicious anti-Hindu rhetoric in the campaign for Pakistan raises serious doubts about his much -touted stature as a visionary. More importantly, it reveals a...

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Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

Indian Intelligence: the fiddling has to stop...

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 November 2010

The evolution of the Indian intelligence community since 1947 has been on the basis of periodic reviews of our enquiries into perceived intelligence failures. After the Sino-Indian war of 1962, a...

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Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

Mumbai 26/11: Take Pakistan ISI to court

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 November 2010

Since the Madrid conference on “Democracy & Terrorism” held in March 2005, to which I was invited,I have been repeatedly writing and speaking on the need for victim activism in India in order...

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Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

Any dispassionate analysis of the current situation in Nepal will deal with some uncomfortable questions. It seems that the Indian government has not dealt with these questions properly. By...

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China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

Year 2008 will be a special year. It is a leap year and for the first time in modern history, China will organize the Olympic Games. One remembers that in ancient Greece, this was a time for...

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Military Service Pay

Military Service Pay

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi |Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 November 2010

The sixth pay commission is now about midway in their task of preparing their recommendations for the revision of wages of more than 33 lakh central government employees, including the personnel...

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Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) on Nov 15 held their 10th trilateral at the Chinese city Wuhan to discuss a host of regional and international issues like counter-terrorism,...

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Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

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

The continuing North Korean threat to regional peace and stability has again been demonstrated by its surprise  artillery attack on the Yeonpyeong island under South Korean control on November...

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Boeing offers new Surveillance Detection System

Boeing offers new Surveillance Detection System

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

The Boeing Company announced that it has begun offering a Surveillance Detection System (SDS) capable of near real-time, 360-degree detection of optical threats. The system identifies when...

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IAF to develop airbase in northern region

IAF to develop airbase in northern region

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

The Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command (WAC) decided to develop its airbase and landing ground infrastructure in the entire northern region, particular in Jammu and Kashmir. On the last day...

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1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

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

Modern day war cannot be won without Electronic warfare system and hence India is developing its own state of the art Electronic warfare system by 2013. Dr.Prahlada, Chief Controller, R and D of...

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Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

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

Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, Integrated HQ of MoD (Navy), while delivering the inaugural address during the NAVARMS 2010: Emerging Trends & Opportunities in Naval Armaments,...

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Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

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

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) for six Gripen aircraft intended for the Royal Thai Air Force. The order is worth...

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Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

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

Within the framework of the FSAF development programme whose goal is to provide the SAMP/T system with an anti-tactical ballistic missile defence capability, EUROSAM carried out a system firing...

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