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India's Tibet?

India's Tibet?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2012

The act of self-immolation by the Tibetan protestor Jamphel Yeshi on March 26 in New Delhi against the visit of the Chinese President Hu Jintao has hit the international headlines. In contrast,...

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Is General Kayani's smile genuine?

Is General Kayani's smile genuine?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2012

During a visit to the site of the devastating avalanche near Skardu in Pakistan-Occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) on April 18, 2012, which killed about 125 military personnel and 15 civilians, Gen...

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MBDA's Viper Strike Scores Multiple Direct Hits from KC-130J Harvest HAWK

MBDA's Viper Strike Scores Multiple Direct Hits from KC-130J Harvest HAWK

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

MBDA Incorporated’s GBU-44/E Viper Strike munition scored multiple direct hits from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Harvest HAWK aircraft during developmental testing at Naval Air Warfare...

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A patriotic act!

A patriotic act!

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

Airline Lunches I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight from Gatwick. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read Perhaps I will...

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Uncertain months ahead for Chinese Leadership

Uncertain months ahead for Chinese Leadership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2012

Wang Lijun was the Deputy Director of the Public Security Bureau in Tiefa in the Liaoning province from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 2000, he held the same position in Tieling city, also inthe...

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One India & One China

One India & One China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2012

The strong economic relations between India and China and their co-operation in multilateral for a such as the recent Copenhagen summit on climate change should not blind one to the fact that the...

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Pallam Raju Inaugurates BRO's longest bridge in Arunachal

Pallam Raju Inaugurates BRO's longest bridge in Arunachal

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

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has built a 720-meters-long bridge in Arunachal Pradesh. The Digaru bridge, linking Lohit and Dibang valley, was inaugurated by Minister of State for Defence...

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Wanted Dead or Alive - Well, Not Quite

Wanted Dead or Alive - Well, Not Quite

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Apr , 2012

Once again, Pakistan’s most treasured jehadi jewel, Hafiz Saeed the leader of the Jamat ut Dawa, listed by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, and the ideological patron of the rabidly...

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Shia massacre in Gilgit-Baltistan

Shia massacre in Gilgit-Baltistan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2012

The phone lines are down and wireless connections are jammed since last three days. It is very difficult to get the right information about how many people have died in recent target killing...

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Subterranean threats to India-Sri Lanka relations

Subterranean threats to India-Sri Lanka relations

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2012

According to a news item in the Colombo daily “The Island,” Sri Lanka intelligence services have received information that around 150 terrorists who returned to Sri Lanka from India were now...

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Boeing Successfully Completes Parachute Drop Test of Crew Space...

Boeing Successfully Completes Parachute Drop Test of Crew Space...

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

Boeing successfully completed a parachute drop test of the company’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft today at the Delmar Dry Lake Bed near Alamo, Nev. CST-100 is part of the Boeing...

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Difa-e-Pakistan: The New Kid on the Block

Difa-e-Pakistan: The New Kid on the Block

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2012

They are there on web pages, on FaceBook and Twitter and, using the latest technology, wish to push their society back to the Dark Ages. This is the creed of the newly formed Difa-e-Pakistan...

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Suu Kyi: What Next? Co-option or Independence?

Suu Kyi: What Next? Co-option or Independence?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has won a landslide victory in bye-elections to the Parliament.It is reported to have won at least 40 of the 45 seats for which the...

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Thales: First successes with SDR Networking Lab

Thales: First successes with SDR Networking Lab

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2012

A first version based on FlexNet-One delivered to an international customer Thales, a key player in software-defined radio (SDR), has announced the first deliveries of its SDR Networking Lab...

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 Defence Minister inaugurates DefExpo-2012

Defence Minister inaugurates DefExpo-2012

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

Defence Minister Shri AK Antony declared open the Defexpo India-2012, the 7th Land, Naval and Internal Security Systems Exhibition, here this morning. Following is the full text of his Inaugural...

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EADS receives award for innovative CPRF testing technology

EADS receives award for innovative CPRF testing technology

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

EADS rewarded for laser based composite inspection technology Cost and time savings with ultrasonic technology Paris, March 28 – EADS won the JEC Innovation Award in the aeronautic category,...

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From an Islamic Bomb to a Jihadi Bomb

From an Islamic Bomb to a Jihadi Bomb

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2012

The second Nuclear Security Summit currently being held in Seoul, South Korea, would make a fresh evaluation , inter alia, of the security of nuclear materials in the possession of many...

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Boeing to Showcase Defense Portfolio for Indian Market at Defexpo

Boeing to Showcase Defense Portfolio for Indian Market at Defexpo

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Mar , 2012

India a significant defense market opportunity for Boeing Company exhibit and events to focus on program execution, local partnerships Boeing will showcase a comprehensive portfolio of products...

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Strategic Significance of Maldives

Strategic Significance of Maldives

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Mar , 2012

Strategically significant and geopolitically sensitive, Maldives, a chain of 1192 islands 199 of which are inhabited and home to 3,15,000 people, has recently been brutalized by violence and coup,...

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Rheinmetall Air Defence rejects allegations

Rheinmetall Air Defence rejects allegations

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

Rheinmetall Air Defence AG of Switzerland (RAD) objects to the decision of the Indian Ministry of Defence announced on 5 March 2012 to exclude it from doing business with India’s Ordnance...

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