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China's Ballistic Missile Programme & Its Defence Industry
RSN Singh | 14 Aug , 2014 0 comments
China's Ballistic Missile Programme & Its Defence Industry

The ballistic missile capability that China had acquired was in evidence in the 1960s when it had deployed DF-1 (conventionally armed Short Range Ballistic Missile – SRBM), DF-2 (CCS-I Medium Range Ballistic Missile – MRBM) and tested DF-3 (CCS-III) in 1969. The Cultural Revolution, however, had caused a disruption to the strategic weapons...

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"The Last Post..." Military Funeral Music & Its story
IDR News Network | 13 Aug , 2014 4 comments

If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which The Last Post was played; this brings out a new meaning of it. Here is something everyone should know. Until I read this, I didn’t know. We have all heard the haunting song, ‘The Last Post.’ It’s the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you...

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Modi is building a more connected India
Kanwal Sibal | 13 Aug , 2014 3 comments
Modi is building a more connected India

If Modi has not revealed his hand yet on domestic issues and his silence on rising controversies is puzzling and disappointing many, his personal imprint on our foreign policy is already visible. Modi obviously felt he could control the risks associated with immediately engaging Nawaz Sharif without India’s minimum expectations for dialogue...

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China’s ominous development projects along Indian borders
Claude Arpi | 11 Aug , 2014 1 comment
China’s ominous development projects along Indian borders

Very few in India are bothered by what is happening on the other side of the great Himalayan range. It is too far away, though in the months and years to come, it may influence our lives in a way we can’t imagine today. The Chinese Press has already hinted that something was cooking on a grand scale. Why is China so nervous about these...

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Foot Wear for the Soldier
Brig CS Thapa | 07 Aug , 2014 2 comments
Foot Wear for the Soldier

An old saying says “the army marches on its stomach” but can it march without excellent footwear? Thus the old song “these boots are meant for walking implies “the army marches on its boots as well”. Footwear has always been an important part of a soldier’s battle gear, the boots required had to be rugged, comfortable, light, injury...

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