Articles in Net Edition

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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Maoists' Final Assault on Democracy

Maoists' Final Assault on Democracy

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2012

An analysis of recent events related to Maoist terrorism shows that the four-decades-old phenomenon has entered its most dangerous phase. The abduction of two Italian nationals, Paolo Bosusco and...

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Boeing Provides 1st Tactical Cross-domain Capabilities for Predator - Reaper...

Boeing Provides 1st Tactical Cross-domain Capabilities for Predator - Reaper...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2012

Boeing has completed the first delivery of its tactical cross-domain technology, eXMeritus HardwareWall, to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) for integration into the Ground...

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INS Dweeprakshak Commissioned on Kavaratti in Lakshadweep

INS Dweeprakshak Commissioned on Kavaratti in Lakshadweep

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

INS Dweeprakshak, the latest Naval Base of Indian Navy was commissioned at Kavaratti in the Lakshadweep archipelago today by Vice Admiral KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval...

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Tawang China's fixation

Tawang China's fixation

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

“At 14,000 feet above the sea, the presence of a certain mystery can be felt, like having stepped into heaven…” is how a “In Search of Greener Pastures” – a touristy blog run by two enterprising...

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Internal Security: Centre Playing Politics?

Internal Security: Centre Playing Politics?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

Individual States can control regional terrorism or insurgency with a limited spread. We have had success stories as in the case of Al Ummah in Tamil Nadu. But terrorism or insurgency of a...

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India's new stealth frigate INS Teg

India's new stealth frigate INS Teg

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

INS Teg, is a modern and contemporary Warship with advanced technologies incorporated in every facet of design to make her stable, stealthy, fast and formidable. A versatile and capable vessel,...

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Al Qaeda after the death of Laden

Al Qaeda after the death of Laden

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2012

There is an air of nervousness all over the world where there is a strong US presence regarding the dangers of Al Qaeda-inspired attacks on US nationals and interests coinciding with the first...

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India's Spy Satellite RISAT-1

India's Spy Satellite RISAT-1

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

Radar Imaging Satellite-1 (RISAT-1) is a state of the art Microwave Remote Sensing Satellite carrying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload operating in C-band (5.35 GHz), which enables imaging...

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F-35A completes first In-Flight Refueling mission with external weapons

F-35A completes first In-Flight Refueling mission with external weapons

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2012

Lockheed Martin’s F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air...

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PM's Conference on Internal Security - Q&A

PM's Conference on Internal Security - Q&A

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2012

Prime Minister has said Left Wing extremism remains a major challenge to the internal security of the country? What are your views? The Prime Minister had highlighted Left Wing extremism (LWE) as...

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Addressing Hafiz Saeed

Addressing Hafiz Saeed

By: Rajinder Puri | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2012

The obsession with Hafiz Saeed displayed by politicians and media during President Zardari’s recent visit was amusing. Hafiz Saeed is not the issue. He is the symptom of the issue. That issue...

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Maoist Tactics: Wanted cool thinking, not Bravado

Maoist Tactics: Wanted cool thinking, not Bravado

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2012

The Maoists have been increasingly resorting to abduction as one of their tactics for cowing down the State and society and for demonstrating their ability to enforce their will on the State. The...

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China's surprise Military Strike Capability

China's surprise Military Strike Capability

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2012

We don’t need Agni-V, the intermediate range ballistic missile that we successfully tested on April 19, 2012, to give ourselves a deterrent capability against Pakistan. We need it only for a...

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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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