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Extension to Gen Kayani: Dangerous Portends

Extension to Gen Kayani: Dangerous Portends

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 August 2010

When Gen Kayani took over the reigns of the Pakistan Army, he exhorted the rank and file to keep away from politics. He initiated moves to revert 152 military personnel on deputation to public...

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Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

Wikileaks: The Implications for the Obama Administration

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 July 2010

The leakage of nearly 90,000 documents relating to the Afghan war for the period between January 2004 and December 2009 by Wikileaks, a US web site which disseminates secret information of...

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Radicalization of Pakistan will increase threat to India

Radicalization of Pakistan will increase threat to India

By: Anand K Verma |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 July 2010

Pakistan is a state deep in turmoil. Contributory causes are some historical and some current. Historical causes can be summed up as follows: No single overpowering identity has emerged in...

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Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

Xinjiang: Chinese on the Guard, but Friday Prayers Allowed

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 July 2010

Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, is tense a day before the first anniversary of the outbreak of anti-Han violence by some Uighurs of the city on July 5 last year....

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The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

The White-Collared Jihadis: Role of Pakistani Returnees from US

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May 2010

As part of the investigation into the attempt by Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, to cause an incendiary car bomb explosion in the Times Square of New York on May 1, 2010,...

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Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

Need to Strengthen Protective Security in Chattisgarh

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

About thirty innocent civilians and 20 other civilians serving as Special Police Officers (SPOs) are reported to have been killed on May 17,2010, when a group of Maoists (Naxals) blew up a...

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Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

Maldives to Re-Settle Two Terrorism Suspects from Guantanamo Bay

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

In a controversial decision, which should be of concern to India’s national security managers, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has accepted a request from the US Government...

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Indian Dependence on Chinese Equipment & Technology

Indian Dependence on Chinese Equipment & Technology

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May 2010

The Pakistan Railways is reportedly facing a crisis because of the unserviceability of 32 of the 69 locomotives bought from a Chinese company. It has been alleged that the Railways were forced to...

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SAARC - Expect no miracles

SAARC - Expect no miracles

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May 2010

The 16th summit of the eight-nation South Asian Regional Cooperation (SAARC) concluded on March 29 in Bhutanese capital Thimphu, vowing to plant “10 million trees over the next five years”...

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Thimpu talks: Downgrading terrorism as core issue once again

Thimpu talks: Downgrading terrorism as core issue once again

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May 2010

“Both Prime Ministers recognized that dialogue is the only way forward. Action on terrorism should not be linked to the Composite Dialogue process and these should not be bracketed. Prime...

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Unsuccessful Attempt in NY for an Incendiary Attack

Unsuccessful Attempt in NY for an Incendiary Attack

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May 2010

An unsuccessful attempt was made by an unidentified element or elements to cause an incendiary attack in the Times Square of New York on the evening of May 1, 2010. The attempt involved causing...

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The Naked Truth of Naxalism

The Naked Truth of Naxalism

By: RSN Singh |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 03 November 2009

A couple hailed by the Indian Express for their stupendous social work in a village ‘Sabdo’ in Bihar were killed, because the Maoists felt that their influence was being eroded. A Maoist...

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Marshall or Martial aid for Pakistan?

Marshall or Martial aid for Pakistan?

By: Subhash Chopra |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 October 2009

Almost since its birth Pakistan has been lucky in finding friends who have  been generous with supplies of oil, armaments and hard currency to keep its ruling classes live life in style and the...

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Defence Procurement Update

Defence Procurement Update

By: Sumit Walia |Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 04 August 2009

Since the 1960s, the Indian Armed Forces have been the main source of sustenance fuel to the erstwhile USSR and later Russian weapons industry. Over 80 percent of our military hardware is of...

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The Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project

The Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 03 February 2009

At present, ships transiting between the coasts of India have to go all the way around Sri Lanka because of a reef called Adam’s Bridge at Pamban, near Rameswaram Island. At Pamban, the depth...

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Possible Collapse of Pakistan: Quantifying the Fallout

Possible Collapse of Pakistan: Quantifying the Fallout

By: Ashish Puntambekar |Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 27 February 2008

The overall situation appears to be quite hopeless, and under these conditions, it is only the army that can keep the country together. A military state of emergency is therefore definitely on...

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Defence Industry Abroad

Defence Industry Abroad

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 01 September 2007

According to the US War Department, private sector is better equipped for defence industry because: Defence Production Division has been created in the Ministry of Defence Production to involve...

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Military Lessons : Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-1

Military Lessons : Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Part-1

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) |Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 26 July 2007

A classical response option for a country faced with an externally inspired Low Intensity Conflict (that can drag on for decades) is to conventionalise the conflict. In so doing, its strategic...

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Women in the Armed Forces Part-2

Women in the Armed Forces Part-2

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman |Issue: Vol 21.3 Jul-Sep 2006 | Date: 26 June 2007

Findings of the British Equal Opportunities Commission A joint survey was carried out by the Ministry of Defence and the Equal Opportunities Commission to determine the nature and extent of...

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Pakistan's Duplicity

Pakistan's Duplicity

By: B Raman |Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 26 April 2007

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, while talking to some TV channels in New Delhi, hoped India will share the outcome of the probe into the Samjhauta Express blast before the...

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