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Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Pakistani agency journalists accompanying President Asif Ali Zardari on his present visit to Guangzhou in China to attend the inaugural function of the 16th Asian Games, have reported that...

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China : Is it enough to just watch?

China : Is it enough to just watch?

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

Foreign Minister SM Krishna says he is ‘watchful on China projects near border’. According to newspapers’ reports: “India asserted that it keeps a ‘constant watch’ on all developments having a...

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MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Nov , 2010

The mine clearing system, SOUVIM 2, has been developed by MBDA for mobility support missions. These missions are served by carrying out the rapid opening of long stretches of mined routes at the...

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Obama's visit : US, India & China

Obama's visit : US, India & China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

On his way to China in November,2009, President Barack Obama had made his first halt in Japan to underline the importance attached by him to the USA’s relations with Japan, with which it has a...

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Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

Boeing celebrated the opening of a new P-8 aircraft production facility near Boeing Field in Seattle. The refurbished factory gives Boeing and its P-8 teammates the space they need to install...

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Nuclear capability of India and China

Nuclear capability of India and China

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

A comparison of nuclear capability of India and China cannot be made in isolation. It has to be derived in the backdrop of their strategic vision, global ambitions and political and social ethos...

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Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

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

During the entire three-day visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6 to 8, 2010, the Indian public focus remained disproportionately on what he had to say on Pakistan’s continued...

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Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

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

Boeing has received a $106 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force for nearly 2,700 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I (SDB I) munitions and approximately 380 BRU-61 carriages. Boeing...

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Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

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

The first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, the U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter, arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2:37 p.m.  The aircraft,...

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Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

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

Since 1947, India has had four reviews of its intelligence capabilities. The first was after the Sino-Indian military conflict of 1962 in which the Indian Army did badly. The review led to two...

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Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

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

Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance...

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A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

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

The Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has dropped paratroopers for the first time in a successful demonstration of one of its key roles. Six freefall paratroopers made jumps from aircraft...

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Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

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

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The visit of President Barack Obama to India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea will be as important  as his earlier swing through the Asia-Pacific region after assuming office in January 2009....

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Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

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

The Boeing Company on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO). A...

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Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

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

Aerospace major Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned helicopter called the Kaman K-MAX that will fly without a pilot and will carry 6,000lbs of cargo at a maximum speed of 92 mph. It will...

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India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

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

After having received the first of the three contracted Ilyushin Il 76-based Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft modified by Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace...

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Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Our Foreign Secretary in a recent talk has stated that “India’s efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of...

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Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Predictably, Delhi’s Left-dominated intellectual circles have condemned the reported move on the part of Chhatisgarh police to implicate a high-profile Delhi University Professor for her...

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