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1st Inshore Patrol Vessel Commissioned into Coast Guard

1st Inshore Patrol Vessel Commissioned into Coast Guard

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

The Indian Coast Guard Ship Rani Abbakka, the 1st of a series of five Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) built at M/s HSL, was commissioned at Visakhapatnam byMinister of State for Defence Dr. MM...

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Lockheed Martin F-35A Performs First Night Flight

Lockheed Martin F-35A Performs First Night Flight

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

The first night flight in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Program was completed Wednesday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.  Piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Mark Ward, AF-6, an...

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Boeing to Build More Wideband Global SATCOM Satellites for US Air Force

Boeing to Build More Wideband Global SATCOM Satellites for US Air Force

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

Boeing has received authorization from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch the eighth and ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites. The WGS-9 authorization and the WGS-8 production...

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Sagem to modernize M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems

Sagem to modernize M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems

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

Sagem (Safran group) has won a contract from Cassidian (an EADS company) to supply Sigma 30 navigation and pointing systems to modernize the self-propelled M270 Mars MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket...

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Future of Kashmiri Pandits?

Future of Kashmiri Pandits?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2012

It is 23 years today since Jammu & Kashmir saw the beginning of the ethnic-cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits, the original inhabitants of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), from their homeland at the...

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Time for Solidarity with Balochs

Time for Solidarity with Balochs

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2012

The Killing Fields of Balochistan have started shocking the conscience of the international community. Not only non-governmental human rights organisations, but even Governmental spokesmen of...

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Is Memogate Scandal planted by ISI?

Is Memogate Scandal planted by ISI?

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2012

Pakistan is known NATO ally of United States. The Ambassador of Pakistan therefore is a very important player in Washington. He has full access to the top people both in the State Department and...

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Will China threat last beyond two years?

Will China threat last beyond two years?

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

A strange and amazing question to stall military expansion programme has been raised by the Finance Ministry to the Defence Ministry today: Will China threat last beyond two years? What it...

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Game Plan for Return of Musharraf

Game Plan for Return of Musharraf

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2012

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> There is a clear link between Musharraf’s announcements to fight elections in 2012 and lead his party, propping up of Imran Khan, and Pakistan Army and the ISI. In a pre-planned move Musharraf...

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Unfolding US foreign policy attempts to contain China

Unfolding US foreign policy attempts to contain China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2012

As President Obama nears the end of his first term and gets ready to seek a second term, he has sought to give a new focus to the US foreign policy towards Asia. This new focus is marked by two...

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China bolsters Pak Army's image

China bolsters Pak Army's image

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2012

As the Pakistan Army confronts the US on the one hand and the civilian leadership headed by President Asif Ali Zardari on the other in a triangular re-assertion of its primacy in strategic...

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Navy needs more Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups

Navy needs more Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2012

Since a few years now, India has been working towards procuring three aircraft carriers, commensurate with the mission and request of the Indian Navy to defend India’s sea coast and sea...

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MoD extends battle winning advantage to the enemy!

MoD extends battle winning advantage to the enemy!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2012

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) with its superfluous layers of bureaucracy and the complicated defence procurement procedures, has not only delayed the modernization of armed forces but its...

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The War of Nerves in Pakistan: Q & A

The War of Nerves in Pakistan: Q & A

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2012

Q: What is the likelihood of Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), staging a coup, seizing political power and imposing the rule of the Army till fresh elections...

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Air Chief Flies SU-30MKI as he visits Pune Air Base

Air Chief Flies SU-30MKI as he visits Pune Air Base

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2011

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Staff flew a one hour sortie in a SU-30 MKI at Pune airbase.  Addressing the station, he said, “I wanted to be here to not only fly the    SU-30...

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Japanese Ministry of Defense Announces Plans to Purchase F-35 Aircraft

Japanese Ministry of Defense Announces Plans to Purchase F-35 Aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2011

The Japanese Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa has announced the selection of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the F-X program. The F-35 is produced by Lockheed Martin and powered by Pratt &...

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Boeing South Carolina Site Achieves 787 Weight on Wheels Milestone

Boeing South Carolina Site Achieves 787 Weight on Wheels Milestone

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2011

Production achievement marks continued momentum on first 787 built at site Boeing announced that its first South Carolina-built 787 put weight on wheels for the first time on Dec. 18. “Our...

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Bangladeshi miscreants pelt stones at BSF Jawan

Bangladeshi miscreants pelt stones at BSF Jawan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2011

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, First Secretary, High Commission of India in Dhaka said that Reports have been received of the deaths of three Bangladesh nationals as a result of firing on the Indian...

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Kim Jong-Un: Little Known Ruler of an Unpredictable State

Kim Jong-Un: Little Known Ruler of an Unpredictable State

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2011

One need not be surprised by the regional and global nervousness over the death of Kim Jong-Il, the ruler of North Korea, following a heart attack reportedly suffered by him on board a train on...

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Rajya Sabha recommends one rank one pension

Rajya Sabha recommends one rank one pension

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2011

The Rajya Sabha Committee on Petition in its report tabled on 19 Dec 2011 strongly recommended the grant of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Personnel. It found the Govt contention for...

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