Articles in Issues

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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,...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

Countering Sino-Pak Axis

Countering Sino-Pak Axis

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

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

India's Mission to Moon

India's Mission to Moon

By: G Madhavan Nair | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 21 Dec , 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...

More

Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 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...

More

Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

When Commanders Become Bureaucrats

When Commanders Become Bureaucrats

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

More

The Indian Jihadi Net

The Indian Jihadi Net

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

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More

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 Dec , 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...

More