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The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

By: S.N. Misra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 March 2019

The C&AG report tabled on the Parliament is being considered as a victory by the NDA government and by the opposition too. The ruling party is gung-ho that the auditors have vindicated their claim...

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Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

Economic and Strategic Importance of Sea in Modern Indian Context

By: Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan |Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 28 February 2019

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was very perceptive in stating that “By and large it can be said that even in the past and remote ages, it was the seafaring nations that prospered, prospered both from...

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Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

Drone Technology and Drone Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 February 2019

New reports of January 24, 2019 have stated that a 16-year-old boy from Gujarat, Harshwardhan Sinh Zala, has invented the drone ‘EAGLE A7’ which he claims can detect and destroy landmines...

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Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

By: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 February 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan on February 17-18 and India on February 19-20, 2019. His visit, coming barely days after the terrorist attack on security forces in Pulwama...

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China’s One Belt One Road: Challenge To India’s Security

China’s One Belt One Road: Challenge To India’s Security

By: Dr Veena Ravikumar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 February 2019

The idea of One Belt One Road (OBOR) is based on the old idea of the silk route with a difference. Earlier it grew out of the exigencies of trade, now, as part of China’s peripheral diplomacy...

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Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra |Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 26 February 2019

The second US-North Korea summit meet, eight months after the Singapore Summit, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019. There is skepticism regarding the potential outcomes of...

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Aerospace certified Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displays impressive Surface...

Aerospace certified Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displays impressive Surface...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 February 2019

Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displayed a host of stellar products in different categories for aerospace and defence applications at Aero India 2019 held in Bengaluru between 20th to 24th February....

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Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

Litigation against Disabled Soldiers – being withdrawn?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 February 2019

According to media reports of February 20, 2019, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to withdraw its appeals made before the Supreme Court against grant of disability benefits to soldiers by...

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Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 25 February 2019

The project for an Indigenous Aircraft Carrier took shape in 1979. Under the terms of the Indo–French MOU of 1988, an agreement was signed with DCN of France for assistance by its design group,...

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Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

By: Dr. Simrit Kahlon |Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 24 February 2019

While coming to terms with the horrific terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, it becomes important to see Pakistan’s reaction to the carnage that it has sponsored. Pakistan has...

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Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

By: Col Vivek Chadha (Retd.) |Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 February 2019

Suicide attacks are one of the most potent and effective options available to terrorists.1 They have been used with telling effect in conflict torn areas like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The...

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Combat Potential of the IAF for a Two-Front War

Combat Potential of the IAF for a Two-Front War

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev |Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 23 February 2019

India is now the world’s fifth highest defence spender, but statistics can be disingenuously deceptive. In terms of percentage of GDP, it is the lowest since India was last subjected to an...

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Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS...

Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 February 2019

The Dassault Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S have been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability that greatly improves access to airports...

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Kashmir: De-radicalization is the only solution

Kashmir: De-radicalization is the only solution

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 February 2019

There is again grief in the nation. The nation is again angry. This is the phenomenon since at least three decades. Yet after every attack we look for reasons, as though it is the first one. Like...

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Coming – MiG-29 Fulcrums?

Coming – MiG-29 Fulcrums?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 February 2019

Not many would know it was NATO that gave the codename ‘Fulcrum’ to the Classic MiG-29 when the MiG-29 became operational in 1982; a name liked and adopted by the Soviets. IAF received around 70...

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MBDA offers next generation air combat capabilities for the Indian Air Force

MBDA offers next generation air combat capabilities for the Indian Air Force

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 22 February 2019

MBDA exhibiting a full range of missiles and missile systems during Aero India 2019 designed to provide next generation air combat capabilities, including air dominance, strike and maritime...

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The ship-based Ka-226T helicopter presented at Aero India 2019

The ship-based Ka-226T helicopter presented at Aero India 2019

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 February 2019

Russian Helicopters presented the ship-based Ka-226T helicopter at Aero India 2019 show. Indian customers are already familiar with the “land-based” version of this helicopter. As part of the...

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GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A...

GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 February 2019

GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders...

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Airbus opens state-of-the-art commercial pilot and maintenance training...

Airbus opens state-of-the-art commercial pilot and maintenance training...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 February 2019

Airbus has inaugurated a world class training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers in the National Capital Region of Delhi, as part of its continuing efforts to support the...

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Boeing to accelerate growth in India’s defence sector

Boeing to accelerate growth in India’s defence sector

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 February 2019

Boeing presented its strategy and plans for ‘Make in India’ and also offered advanced capabilities to the Indian armed forces at Aero India 2019. At the core of its strategy is Boeing’s...

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