Articles in Net Edition

The Talibanization of Kashmir

The Talibanization of Kashmir

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2012

The threat to Sikhs for conversion to Islam has upset the Hurriat leaders, both the Geelani and Umar Farooq factions. They have conveniently blamed the Indian intelligence agencies for this new...

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A400M MSN6 visiting Farnborough Air Show on static display

A400M MSN6 visiting Farnborough Air Show on static display

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2012

Based on the current flight test schedule and planning for the coming days, Airbus Military has decided to bring the first production representative example of the A400M – the MSN6 – to the...

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Eurofighter Typhoon Securing Air Space Over London

Eurofighter Typhoon Securing Air Space Over London

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2012

Eurofighter Typhoons of the Royal Air Force (RAF) will be on high alert during the Olympic Games in order to secure the air space over London. Prior to the start of this international event which...

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Mending of US-Pakistan fences and implications for India

Mending of US-Pakistan fences and implications for India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jul , 2012

The three-point face saver announced from Washington DC and Islamabad on July 3, 2012, marks a recognition by the US and Pakistan of the strategic reality that the continuing frictions in the...

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IAF comes to the rescue of Maldharis stranded in swamps of little Rann of Kutch

IAF comes to the rescue of Maldharis stranded in swamps of little Rann of Kutch

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2012

The IAF pressed into service, its Mi-8 and Chetak aircraft promptly in response to a request for casualty evacuation of villagers at Enjar Village. Led by Wing Commander Vikas Bali and co-pilot...

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Time New Delhi calls Islamabad’s Bluff!

Time New Delhi calls Islamabad’s Bluff!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jun , 2012

Pakistan once again managed to befool New Delhi and the Indian media through its diversionary tactics. They cleverly diverted the attention from the unfolding big Abu Jindal story, where...

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Our real adversary is China not the US!

Our real adversary is China not the US!

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2012

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s visit to India on June 5-6 and the third round of the India-US Strategic dialogue at Washington on June 13 have provoked much commentary on the direction of...

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Myanmar: Rush is Ok, But not Gold Rush

Myanmar: Rush is Ok, But not Gold Rush

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2012

The elected MsP belonging to Aung San SuuKyi’s NationaL League for Democracy (NLD) took their seats as newly elected members of the lower House of the Myanmar Parliament when its session began...

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Abu Jundal: New Delhi must change as Islamabad will never!

Abu Jundal: New Delhi must change as Islamabad will never!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2012

Prima facie it appears that Abu Jundal and Abu Hamza are assumed names of an Indian citizen, Syed Zabuddin Ansari. Lashkar-e-Toiba normally provides such assumed identities to its operators. The...

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China Is Worried about the U.S. Return to Asia

China Is Worried about the U.S. Return to Asia

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jun , 2012

On June 29, 2012, China Review News published an article titled “China Also Needs to ‘Re-Balance’ with the United States.” The author of the article concedes that China is worried about...

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CII welcomes down selection of Indian private industry in the First ever...

CII welcomes down selection of Indian private industry in the First ever...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jun , 2012

Confederation of Indian Industry welcomes the landmark announcement of Ministry of Defence of down selecting two Indian Development Agencies (DA) for design and development phase for Tactical...

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Future Soldier – Expanded System: Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr...

Future Soldier – Expanded System: Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2012

The German Bundeswehr has placed an order with the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group to supply it with state-of-the-art infantry equipment. A contract to this effect has now been signed at the...

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Boeing FAB-T Demonstrates Communications with on-orbit AEHF Satellite

Boeing FAB-T Demonstrates Communications with on-orbit AEHF Satellite

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2012

Satellite communications test proves Internet-like functionality and improved speed Success allows program to progress toward system functional qualification testing Boeing has successfully...

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DCI's new academic training offer for the aeronautic field

DCI's new academic training offer for the aeronautic field

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2012

DCI innovates by creating a university cursus leading to a diploma in the field of aeronautics, under a partnership with Salon de Provence Air Force School and the Aix-Marseilles University. This...

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The Siachen Imbroglio

The Siachen Imbroglio

By: Maj Gen S G Vombatkere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jun , 2012

The title and contents of Mr.A.G.Noorani’s article “Settle the Siachen dispute now“1 strongly suggest peace-by-demilitarization of Siachen on an immediate basis. His quest for peace is...

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Six C-130Js Fly together testing skills and capabilities

Six C-130Js Fly together testing skills and capabilities

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

At the break of dawn early this week the Veiled Vipers (C-130J Squadron) flew six of their aircraft in a tactical formation thereby displaying the operational capability and potential of the...

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Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

Why the existence of Pakistan is not in India’s interest

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jun , 2012

Pakistan has been a thorn in India’s left side for 65 years, and amazingly, India has tolerated its pain and irritation, against most odds of human nature.  After four wars and multiple proxy...

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POINTER shows the way in India

POINTER shows the way in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2012

The POINTER, Weapon Cueing System, developed by a team from Qioptiq, QinetiQ and ISTEC was displayed at this year’s Defexpo in India on the UKTI Stand mounted on a Hobson Industries Land Rover...

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Elbit Systems awarded an approximately $80 Million contract to supply Boeing...

Elbit Systems awarded an approximately $80 Million contract to supply Boeing...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2012

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd. (“Cyclone”) was awarded an approximately $80 million contract for the supply of...

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US offer calls for finesse

US offer calls for finesse

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2012

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent visit to India brings to the fore again the question of    the depth India should impart to India-US defence ties. Panetta has been explicit about...

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