Articles in Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012

Mumbai Attacks: An Infidel Country Like India

Mumbai Attacks: An Infidel Country Like India

By: Dr Prem Mahadevan | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 29 Aug , 2012

The 2008 Mumbai attacks appear to have been a joint operation between two factions of the Lashkar that had been drifting apart due to policy disagreements. One was a ‘loyalist’ faction led by...

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Is the new Defence Offset Policy bold enough?

Is the new Defence Offset Policy bold enough?

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 25 Aug , 2012

Defence industrialisation strategy must be made a part of the overall national manufacturing capability strategy. The social sector, through their social overheads and infrastructure improvement...

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Power and Proficiency: Future Military Engines

Power and Proficiency: Future Military Engines

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 30 Jul , 2012

Very few companies in the world can claim to have mastered the art of producing high-performance military engines and most of them are in the United States and Europe. Russia and Europe lag behind...

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Evolution of the Air-To-Air Missiles: Options for the IAF

Evolution of the Air-To-Air Missiles: Options for the IAF

By: Air Commodore KB Menon | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 18 Jul , 2012

Cannons once again found their way into the design of fighter planes. The problem with cannons is that they had to be fired at aerial targets from the astern quarters and any manoeuvring by the...

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Indo-US Partnership in Defence Industry

Indo-US Partnership in Defence Industry

By: Air Marshal Raghu Rajan | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 09 Jul , 2012

Arms sales and consequently, defence and bilateral relations during the Cold War were hampered by India’s fears about reliability of the US as an arms supplier as also by its sensitivity to the...

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China’s Ambitions for Space Exploration

China’s Ambitions for Space Exploration

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 28 Jun , 2012

China has announced an ambitious five-year plan to explore outer space. The plan includes Beijing’s previously-stated goals of putting a man on the moon and building a space station. In a...

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Apache Block III Attack Helicopters Interoperable With Drones

Apache Block III Attack Helicopters Interoperable With Drones

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 25 Jun , 2012

The US Army’s latest Apache attack helicopter version, the AH-64D Longbow Block III, will include at least 25 technology upgrades including interoperability with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS),...

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India’s Future Main Battle Tank

India’s Future Main Battle Tank

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 25 Jun , 2012

As the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) begins designing the Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT), the army is sending out mixed messages on the vital question of how big and heavy...

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CH-47 Chinook for India

CH-47 Chinook for India

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 24 Jun , 2012

When did Boeing respond to the heavy lift helicopter RFP? Boeing remains committed to supporting the Indian Air Force’s rotorcraft requirements to meet India’s defense needs, and submitted an...

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The Political Dimensions of Sino-India Relations

The Political Dimensions of Sino-India Relations

By: PM Heblikar | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 21 Jun , 2012

Today, there is a pronounced asymmetry between India and China. This is visible in terms of international influence that China wields owing to its strategic stature that flows from its economic...

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CONTROP Reliable Homeland Security: EO /IR Systems for Border, Coastline and...

CONTROP Reliable Homeland Security: EO /IR Systems for Border, Coastline and...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

India security and defence experts are continually readdressing the subject of Homeland Security and the requirements to keep India safe on all fronts! In particular, border, coastal and port /...

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Air-to-Air Missiles from MBDA

Air-to-Air Missiles from MBDA

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of the Indian government under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister has cleared a $950 million deal for the procurement of 490 Air-to-Air missiles from...

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F-35s for Turkey

F-35s for Turkey

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

Turkey is all set to purchase two of Lockheed Martin’s next generation F-35 fighter jets expected to be delivered in 2015. In the long term, Turkey plans to acquire a total of 100 of these...

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Dassault Rafale for Brazil

Dassault Rafale for Brazil

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

Following the announcement that the Dassault Rafale had emerged as the lowest bidder in the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender for the Indian Air Force, it appears that Brazil could...

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Indigenously designed Surface-to-Air Akash Missile inducted into the IAF

Indigenously designed Surface-to-Air Akash Missile inducted into the IAF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 01 Jun , 2012

India has inducted the first batch of the indigenously designed and developed Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), Akash into the Indian Air Force marking a major milestone in the development of...

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Long Range Drone for US Navy

Long Range Drone for US Navy

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 01 Jun , 2012

The US Navy is testing a long-range drone that flies at 70,000 feet above aircraft carriers and allows fleet commanders to track suspicious vessels across vast expanses of the sea. A prototype of...

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Jet-powered unmanned Predator C Avenger successfully flown

Jet-powered unmanned Predator C Avenger successfully flown

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 01 Jun , 2012

The second prototype of the Predator C Avenger a jet-powered unmanned aircraft system from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GAASI) was successfully flown in California in February this...

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Dassault Aviation Partners with Reliance Industries

Dassault Aviation Partners with Reliance Industries

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 01 Jun , 2012

With an already diversified business portfolio, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India, has now entered into an agreement with Dassault Aviation of France for joint ventures in the regime of defence...

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Military Application for Unmanned Aerial Systems in India

Military Application for Unmanned Aerial Systems in India

By: Air Marshal Narayan Menon | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 30 May , 2012

Undoubtedly the fastest growing segment of military aviation research and development today, Unmanned Aerial Systems offer a host of operational, technical, economic and environmental...

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Dennis Swanson, VP, Boeing India

Dennis Swanson, VP, Boeing India

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 30 May , 2012

“Boeing is committed to… meet the Indian government’s goals to strengthen indigenous aerospace and defence capabilities” The military industrial complex in the USA is in private hands but...

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