Articles in Net Edition

Is Myanmar-China relation entering a tricky phase?

Is Myanmar-China relation entering a tricky phase?

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2012

Myanmar’s decision to suspend the construction of the Chinese-aided Irrawaddy Myitsone hydroelectric dam project in Kachin State comes as a pleasant surprise, whatever be the reasons behind the...

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Counter-Terrorism: The NCTC Controversy

Counter-Terrorism: The NCTC Controversy

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

India has been facing the evil of terrorism since 1971 when two members of the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) hijacked an Indian Airlines plane to Lahore and set it on fire after asking...

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China: Better to counter microblogs than to block them

China: Better to counter microblogs than to block them

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2012

According to Radio Free Asia, funded by the US State Department, Zhu Mingguo,deputy leader of the Guangdong provincial Government in China, which witnessed a people’s revolt in the village of...

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NCTC: Proposed powers have serious scope for misuse

NCTC: Proposed powers have serious scope for misuse

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2012

In a letter to the Chief Ministers, who have expressed their reservations over certain features of the proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC), ShriP.Chidambaram, the Union Home...

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National Counter Terrorism Centre Fiasco

National Counter Terrorism Centre Fiasco

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Feb , 2012

Before 9/11 the assessment in the US was that terrorist threats to the US from abroad would be more serious than home-based threats.The responsibility for co-ordinating preventive action was,...

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DCNS conducts first helicopter deck landing trials on FREMM Aquitaine

DCNS conducts first helicopter deck landing trials on FREMM Aquitaine

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

DCNS has achieved formal qualification of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine’s flight deck for operations with the Lynx helicopter. This milestone was reached several months ahead of schedule after a...

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Boeing Completes deliveries of Super Hornet

Boeing Completes deliveries of Super Hornet

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

Boeing announced that it has completed delivery of 257 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters and EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy. Each aircraft was delivered ahead of...

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 Edwards F-35A Conducts First External Weapons Test Mission

Edwards F-35A Conducts First External Weapons Test Mission

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

On Feb. 16, the first external weapons test mission was flown by an F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., further expanding the program’s...

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Iran-Israel spat: National Interest is Supreme

Iran-Israel spat: National Interest is Supreme

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2012

India appears to be caught in crossfire between Iran and Israel. New Delhi should evaluate the strategic dividends that accrue from Iran and Israel before it responds to the developing...

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NCTC: Creation of KGB in India?

NCTC: Creation of KGB in India?

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

Of all the Chief Ministers, who have protested against the proposed creation of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in the Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India with effect...

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The Tibetan Satyagraha

The Tibetan Satyagraha

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

The recent hard-line statements from the Han rulers of Tibet expressing concern over the situation in Tibet and their determination to crush the so-called splittist movement is a reflection of...

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Countdown to China's first Aircraft Carrier

Countdown to China's first Aircraft Carrier

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2012

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> The issue of the Chinese aircraft carrier, the former Russian Varyag, has re-emerged in the last few days. Both the United States and Japan have asked China to “˜explain its perceived need for...

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Counter-Terrorism: Need to Revisit Security Procedures

Counter-Terrorism: Need to Revisit Security Procedures

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2012

Since 2007, five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in Iranian territory. In some of these instances, the terrorists had attached small magnetic bombs to the exterior of the victims...

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Parameters for Indian Army 2020

Parameters for Indian Army 2020

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2012

Recently under the aegis of the Army a seminar was conducted to discuss the shape, size and structure of our Army in 2020. The scope of the seminar also included an assessment of emerging...

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Lockheed Martin's Fighting Falcon evolves with New F-16V

Lockheed Martin's Fighting Falcon evolves with New F-16V

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2012

Lockheed Martin unveiled a new version of the F-16 at the Singapore Airshow. The F-16V will feature enhancements including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, an upgraded...

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Mi-17 V5 helicopter to be inducted into the IAF

Mi-17 V5 helicopter to be inducted into the IAF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2012

Mi-17 V5 helicopter would be inducted into the IAF on 17 February 2012. This helicopter falls in the category of armed helicopter, with substantial and effective firepower with the latest and...

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Terrorist Attack on Israeli Diplomat

Terrorist Attack on Israeli Diplomat

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2012

The wife of the Israeli Defence Attache in New Delhi, her Indian driver and two bystanders on the road were injured on February 13, 2012, when what was believed to be an explosive-cum-incendiary...

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 The Pakistani Conundrum

The Pakistani Conundrum

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2012

After having fairly successfully defied the Army over the so-called Memogate affair, the elected Pakistani Executive headed by President Asif Ali Zardari has now chosen to defy the judiciary on...

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India Losing War Against Terrorism

India Losing War Against Terrorism

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Feb , 2012

The desperation to equate Pakistan sponsored terror with so-called ‘Hindu Terror’ or ‘Saffron Terror’ is largely motivated by selfish considerations of very few at the cost of the nation....

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Facts about Chinese presence in POK

Facts about Chinese presence in POK

By: Bhashyam Kasturi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Feb , 2012

At the end of last year, statements were made by the Indian Army Chief, General V.K. Singh about the presence of Chinese Peoples Liberation Army [PLA] troops in the Northern Areas of Pakistan....

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