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How Bharat Electronics Dodges the Issues!

How Bharat Electronics Dodges the Issues!

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2012

During the presentation made to the Feasibility Study Committee on 11 Feb 2009, a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) announced that it had executed orders worth 4,100 crore rupees during the...

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Ansari’s Arrest: Answers that India needs

Ansari’s Arrest: Answers that India needs

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

Ansari is presently under interrogation by the Indian authorities. It is likely that the interrogation is being carried out by a joint team headed by the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) of the...

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Boeing to Modernize Flight Deck and Avionics for US and NATO AWACS Fleets

Boeing to Modernize Flight Deck and Avionics for US and NATO AWACS Fleets

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2012

$368M contract is 2nd phase of US Air Force and NATO program The Boeing Company has received a $368 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) contract to develop a design that...

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KMW buys UK bridge-making company

KMW buys UK bridge-making company

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2012

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG has taken over the UK company WFEL Ltd. based in Stockport, Cheshire. WFEL is regarded as the world-market leader for mobile bridging systems in both military...

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Pak bigger terrorist threat than Iran

Pak bigger terrorist threat than Iran

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2012

India-US relations have neither burgeoned as much as the enthusiasts may have wanted nor withered as much as the skeptics may have anticipated. The relationship is neither in an impasse nor is it...

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New DCNS carrier deck coating process validated

New DCNS carrier deck coating process validated

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

Recent tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of new coatings applied to the flight deck of CVN Charles de Gaulle using a process tailored by DCNS. Phase I of this programme involved the...

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INS VIRAAT: 25 Years of Glorious Service

INS VIRAAT: 25 Years of Glorious Service

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

On 12 May 1987 HMS Hermes became INS Viraat under the command of Capt (later Vice Admiral) Vinod Pasricha. Born in Nov 1959 as HMS Hermes, INS Viraat took avatar after completing 28 years under...

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DuPont opens Ballistics Facility at DuPont Knowledge Center in India

DuPont opens Ballistics Facility at DuPont Knowledge Center in India

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

DuPont announced the opening of its world-class integrated ballistics facility in India, the first such DuPont facility in the Asia Pacific region. The DuPont Ballistics facility is located at the...

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Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now

Pakistan-US relations in a trough, but only for now

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2012

Towards the end of his last State of the Union address on January 24 President Obama said “One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the Seal Team took with them on the mission to get Bin...

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Elbit Systems Receives US Army's 2012 Weapon Systems Award

Elbit Systems Receives US Army's 2012 Weapon Systems Award

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2012

Elbit Systems of America and its subsidiaries (wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd.) have long been known for superior service and solutions. This month, at the Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product...

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DCNS to showcase wide range expertise at Defexpo India 2012

DCNS to showcase wide range expertise at Defexpo India 2012

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2012

Highlights include the Indian Navy’s Scorpene submarine, the Mistral-Class LHD, the Gowind OPV L’Adroit together with the Barracuda SSN and a future Aircraft Carrier design. DCNS, the defence...

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Rheinmetall: Ready to team with India

Rheinmetall: Ready to team with India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2012

Without a doubt, India is the regional superpower of South Asia. Its armed forces form a mainstay of Indian security policy, and are now undergoing further modernization. Facing up to the...

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Air Marshal Rajinder Singh takes over the Command of Training Command

Air Marshal Rajinder Singh takes over the Command of Training Command

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2012

Air Marshal Rajinder Singh AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, Bangalore today, on 1st March 2012. He was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December 1974...

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Air Marshal Punches Out of Doomed Mirage

Air Marshal Punches Out of Doomed Mirage

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2012

He’s the senior most Indian Air Force officer ever to eject. Air Marshal Anil Chopra, currently Air Officer in charge of Personnel (AOP) at IAF HQ punched out of a Dassault Mirage 2000TH...

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PLA Daily: Never Expect to Take Away Half an Inch of China's Territory

PLA Daily: Never Expect to Take Away Half an Inch of China's Territory

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2012

On May 10, 2012, amid the heightened tensions between China and the Philippines over what is known as the Scarborough Shoal in English and Huangyan island in Chinese in the southeastern region of...

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MBDA Exocet MM40 successfully test fired

MBDA Exocet MM40 successfully test fired

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2012

The first such project carried out by Brazil, involving an investment of 75 million Reals, giving the country autonomy in the development of anti-ship missile motors. The Brazilian Navy has...

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No Ground to Vacate Siachen

No Ground to Vacate Siachen

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2012

Peace with Pakistan is a desirable goal, but peace should be equally desired by both sides and both should contribute to it in equal measure. The burden of making peace should not fall on India...

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Strategic power play in Myanmar

Strategic power play in Myanmar

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2012

The US Secretary of State Ms Hilary Clinton’s recent visit to Myanmar, the first ever of its kind in the last five decades, is likely to be a turning point in the estranged relationship between...

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Boeing Completes Full Landing Test of Crew Space Transportation Spacecraft

Boeing Completes Full Landing Test of Crew Space Transportation Spacecraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2012

2nd CST-100 drop test demonstrates parachute and air bag system performance Boeing successfully completed the second parachute drop test of the company’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100...

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Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2012

In its latest “Annual Report”, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has admitted that checking illegal migration from Bangladesh is a major challenge “considering the porous nature of the...

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