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IAF to develop airbase in northern region

IAF to develop airbase in northern region

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

The Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command (WAC) decided to develop its airbase and landing ground infrastructure in the entire northern region, particular in Jammu and Kashmir. On the last day...

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1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Modern day war cannot be won without Electronic warfare system and hence India is developing its own state of the art Electronic warfare system by 2013. Dr.Prahlada, Chief Controller, R and D of...

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Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, Integrated HQ of MoD (Navy), while delivering the inaugural address during the NAVARMS 2010: Emerging Trends & Opportunities in Naval Armaments,...

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Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) for six Gripen aircraft intended for the Royal Thai Air Force. The order is worth...

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Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 November 2010

Within the framework of the FSAF development programme whose goal is to provide the SAMP/T system with an anti-tactical ballistic missile defence capability, EUROSAM carried out a system firing...

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Return of Jiang

Return of Jiang

By: Claude Arpi |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 November 2010

China has the most opaque political system in the world. The only way to guess what is going on behind the walls of Zhongnanhai (residences-cum-offices of the top Chinese leadership) is to watch...

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Resurrecting Afghanistan

Resurrecting Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 November 2010

The Afghan nation-state was one of the oldest states of Asia. It became the first failed state in Asia. In the interests of not only regional stability but global security as such, this contagion...

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Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has already claimed responsibility for the failed attempts to send two parcel bombs to Chicago by courier planes of the FedExpress and the UPS on...

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Defence Procurements : learning from past mistakes

Defence Procurements : learning from past mistakes

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 November 2010

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”  John Powell Every review of defence procurements by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) highlights the same...

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'Indian Armed Forces are being modernized in phases' : AK Antony

'Indian Armed Forces are being modernized in phases' : AK Antony

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

Every Indian Air Force Equipment has a specified life. Once the life term is complete, the equipment is considered obsolete. The IAF is continuously modernizing its fleet of equipment by phasing...

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UK underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Campaign in India

UK underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Campaign in India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Dr. Liam Fox visited the Eurofighter Typhoon Office in New Delhi and met high-level company officials. Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of Cassidian Air Systems and...

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Nepal border vulnerable to smuggling of fake currency: Home Ministry

Nepal border vulnerable to smuggling of fake currency: Home Ministry

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

As per available information Indo-Nepal border has also proved vulnerable to infiltration of fake Indian currency notes (FICN), with border districts being used as transit and storage points.  ...

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Indian Navy and Coast Guard intercept merchant ship

Indian Navy and Coast Guard intercept merchant ship

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

The Coast Guard received a request from the Police for intercepting a merchant ship MV Dynamic Striker which had left Mumbai port. CG Ship Amrit Kaur was sailed and a Dornier aircraft was...

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Security forces kill nine Naxalites in Datewada in Chattisgarh

Security forces kill nine Naxalites in Datewada in Chattisgarh

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 November 2010

In Chattisgarh, nine Naxalites have been killed by security forces in an encounter in Datewada District. According to police sources, the Naxalites were killed in an encounter with CRPF jawans...

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High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2010

The “People’s Daily Online” has carried the following report on November 22, 2010. Construction of a high-speed rail link between Yunnan province and neighboring Myanmar, part of a project to...

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Swedish Radar for Anti-Naxal Role

Swedish Radar for Anti-Naxal Role

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2010

To counter the increased use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) by the Naxals, Indian security forces are testing a Swedish radar which is designed to detect deeply buried IEDs. India’s DRDO...

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DRDO-IIT Powai Develops ''Netra' to Aid Anti-terror Ops

DRDO-IIT Powai Develops ''Netra' to Aid Anti-terror Ops

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2010

Pune-based DRDO has developed an UAV called ‘Netra’ to aid counter-insurgency operations to be inducted into the armed forces by the year-end. Weighing 1.5kg, the Netra is the result of...

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Airship for US Army from Northrop Grumman

Airship for US Army from Northrop Grumman

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2010

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $517-million contract to develop up to three Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) systems to provide US troops in Afghanistan an unblinking...

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Boeing Delivers US Navy's 10th C-40A Derivative Aircraft

Boeing Delivers US Navy's 10th C-40A Derivative Aircraft

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2010

Boeing delivered the 10th C-40A transport/cargo aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The Boeing 737-700 commercial derivative was modified at the company’s Wichita facility for its Navy mission. “The...

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Final AW159 Lynx Wildcat Test Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight

Final AW159 Lynx Wildcat Test Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 November 2010

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the third and final AW159 test aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight on November 19th at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil...

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