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Indian Air Force takes delivery of first C-130J Super Hercules

Indian Air Force takes delivery of first C-130J Super Hercules

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of six C-130Js to the Indian Air Force. The new fleet was ordered under a $1.2 billion U.S. Foreign Military Sale (India’s first) in late 2008. “There are...

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Chinese Incursions and India's Flawed Response

Chinese Incursions and India's Flawed Response

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2010

Chinese incursions are making headlines in the Indian Press. It is good. Not because the Chinese persist in trespassing into Indian territory, but because the media bring some light onto such...

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DCNS presents new-generation support vessels

DCNS presents new-generation support vessels

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

Speaking to international experts gathered in London on 9 and 10 December for the Afloat Support and Naval Logistics conference*, DCNS gave a presentation on its new-generation BRAVE (Bâtiment...

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Elbit completes acquisition of M7 Aerospace for $85 Million

Elbit completes acquisition of M7 Aerospace for $85 Million

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, (“ESA”) acquired 100% of M7 Aerospace LP (M7 Aerospace) in a $85 million all cash...

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers Centennial T-6B Texan II to US Navy

Hawker Beechcraft Delivers Centennial T-6B Texan II to US Navy

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that it has delivered a specially painted T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft to the United States Navy as part of the commemoration of the Centennial of Naval...

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US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2010

Even in the past, there had been instances of humiliating body searches of Indian diplomats and visiting dignitaries at US airports. The controversy over this has assumed serious dimensions...

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Tibetan Villagers 'relocated' by dam construction

Tibetan Villagers 'relocated' by dam construction

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2010

Earlier, I had mentioned that the new dam built by the Chinese near Lhasa.  More news on this front: it seems now that some 4000 farmers will have to be ‘relocated’.  What is strange in...

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Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

After having waged a high-pressure campaign to enforce a boycott of the Oslo function on December 10 to honour in absentia Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese human rights activist who has been awarded the...

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An emotional farewel to INS Vagli

An emotional farewel to INS Vagli

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

The Indian Navy decommissioned one of her oldest units, INS Vagli in a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard today, 09 Dec 10. The Commissioning Commanding Officer of INS Vagli, Captain (Retd)...

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More C-130Js for India

More C-130Js for India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

India’s next three C-130Js have now reached the final production positions at the Lockheed Martin Marietta facility. These aircraft will join the previous three, which are already in flight...

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Navy Officers Cadets complete training

Navy Officers Cadets complete training

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

169 Officer Cadets of the Indian Navy including 32 Assistant Commandants of Indian Coast Guard successfully completed their afloat training onboard the First Training Squadron today, at Kochi....

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IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The message dated December 6, 2010, purporting to be from the Indian Mujahideen (IM) indirectly claiming responsibility for the explosion in Varanasi on December 7, 2010, was received by the...

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New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, needs to be complimented for standing firm to China and refusing to be bullied by it into not attending the Oslo function on December 10, 2010, in honour...

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A major milestone for Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter

A major milestone for Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

Step 1 speed objective of 180 kts is attained ahead of schedule for this innovative rotary-wing aircraft. Eurocopter’s X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator, which performed its maiden...

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DCNS Chairman visits Mazagon Docks

DCNS Chairman visits Mazagon Docks

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

The visit of President Sarkozy gives an opportunity to reaffirm the close and dynamic ties existing between the Indian industries and the DCNS Group. The visit of President Sarkozy gives an...

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Boeing team begins building Indian Navy's 1st P-8I aircraft

Boeing team begins building Indian Navy's 1st P-8I aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

The Boeing P-8I team began fabricating the first part for the Indian navy’s first long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft on Dec. 6 in Wichita. The P-8I, based on...

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DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme crosses 100-deal mark

DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme crosses 100-deal mark

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

The DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme achieved a major milestone today by crossing the 100-deal mark of commercialization agreements signed by the winners of this unique...

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The myths exposed by Wikileaks

The myths exposed by Wikileaks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

The confidential cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US diplomatic missions abroad, which have been released by WikiLeaks, expose the following five myths: Firstly, the myth...

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WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

WikiLeaks and Indian secrets

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

We live in the WikiLeaks era when no official document is considered too secret to be put out in the public domain by whistleblowers. It’s only a matter of time before India’s archive of...

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PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall handed over on December 6th in time the first two PUMA infantry fighting vehicles to the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) in...

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