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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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Fast delivery - Norwegian DINGO-2 to Afghanistan three weeks after order

Fast delivery - Norwegian DINGO-2 to Afghanistan three weeks after order

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

10 new vehicles already on the way to Aghanistan  KMW proves once again its ability for quick and reliable delivery Only three weeks after the order agreement between the Norwegian Army...

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Boeing Phantom Ray Completes Low-speed Taxi Tests

Boeing Phantom Ray Completes Low-speed Taxi Tests

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

Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system successfully completed low-speed taxi tests on Nov. 18 at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. “Phantom Ray did exactly what it was supposed to...

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The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : II

The Subverted Indo-Bangladesh Border : II

By: VK Shashikumar |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 21 November 2010

Illegal Migrant 1, Name Withheld: “We paid the dalals (human traffickers). The amount varies depending on the security environment extant on that day when the illegal crossing over has been for....

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Security threats facing India

Security threats facing India

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Vol 23.2 Apr-Jul 2008 | Date: 20 November 2010

Threats are a matter of perception. Their assessments take into account capacities, not so much intentions, of a potential adversary. For an accurate reading, the short term and long term...

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Selecting Military's Top Brass

Selecting Military's Top Brass

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 November 2010

Indian armed forces have many unique organisational features. Most of them have been discussed frequently in public debates. One lesser known aspect is total lack of meritocracy in higher...

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Chinese avionics & missiles for Pakistan

Chinese avionics & missiles for Pakistan

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 November 2010

The Chinese Communist Party controlled “Global Times” has reported as follows on November 18,2010: Pakistan inks deal for Chinese missiles by Xu Tianran in Zhuhai and Chris Dalby in...

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Kargil and the Decade Since

Kargil and the Decade Since

By: Rohit Singh |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 18 November 2010

It has been ten years since valiant Indian soldiers achieved the impossible feat of evicting Pakistani intruders from the dizzy heights of Kargil. Frontally assaulting peaks over 15,000 feet in...

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China defends decision to dam the Brahmaputra

China defends decision to dam the Brahmaputra

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 November 2010

In continuing disregard of India’s major concern over the implications of the daming of the Brahmaputra River in order to construct a hydel power station at Zangmu in the so-called Tibet...

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The Chinese vision of Sino-Pak strategic partnership : II

The Chinese vision of Sino-Pak strategic partnership : II

By: Prof. Priyadarshi Mukherji |Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 18 November 2010

China’s Maritime Ambitions China’s ambition for maritime supremacy in the South Asian region can be seen in a military website6 dated 26 February 2009. In the report titled “The Indian...

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Anti-India mindset entrenched in Pakistan

Anti-India mindset entrenched in Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 November 2010

New Delhi, India – If a recent report in the leading U.S. daily The Wall Street Journal is to be believed, the Obama administration is to intensify efforts to make India resolve its tensions...

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Transformational Technologies for Navy of the Future

Transformational Technologies for Navy of the Future

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) |Issue: Book Excerpt: From the Crow\'s Nest | Date: 17 November 2010

Singapore is a unique city-state of our times, which stands as a beacon for democracy, order and stability in this region. I am pleased to be here as a guest of the Republic of Singapore Navy,...

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Changing Face of Terror

Changing Face of Terror

By: Dr Anil Kumar Singh |Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 17 November 2010

Phenomenon of terrorism as a global menace is of recent origin. History of terrorism is as old as the human civilisation. However, recent decades have witnessed exacerbation in occurrence of...

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Honeywell will provide APUs to the Canadian Forces for its CH-147 helicopters

Honeywell will provide APUs to the Canadian Forces for its CH-147 helicopters

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

Honeywell announced that Boeing has selected the 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for CH-147 helicopters that will be delivered to Canada. “Honeywell engines and auxiliary power units are...

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Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III

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

The Boeing Company delivered the United Kingdom’s seventh C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force (RAF) today during a ceremony at Boeing’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “The...

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