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Thinking the Unthinkable

Thinking the Unthinkable

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Oct , 2011

While our Prime Minister plays the conjuror with war clouds and the mysteries of lightening strikes, a grave and potently disastrous possibility of an armed Indo –Pak conflict is being...

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Why has Libya been attacked?

Why has Libya been attacked?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2011

Since the exit of President Mubarak in Egypt, the geopolitical contours of the Arab world has been changing rapidly. What was touted as a revolution for democracy has now degenerated into pure...

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Libya: An Old Evil Is Dead, A New Evil Is Born

Libya: An Old Evil Is Dead, A New Evil Is Born

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2011

No right-thinking person would shed tears over the death of Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator, but any well-informed analyst with his feet firmly on the ground would be nervous over the likely sequel...

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Sagem's Infrared version of AASM Hammer enters service with French armed forces

Sagem's Infrared version of AASM Hammer enters service with French armed forces

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2011

The French Air Force and Naval aviation began operational deployment of the infrared terminal guidance version (SBU-64) of the Hammer IR AASM modular air-to- ground weapon. Developed and...

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What does recovery of explosives in Ambala portend?

What does recovery of explosives in Ambala portend?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2011

Acting on an alert from the Delhi Police, the Haryana Police are reported to have seized a car containing concealed explosives ( about 5 KGs), five detonators and two timers which had been...

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India expands its strategic presence

India expands its strategic presence

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Oct , 2011

Slowly, but steadily and unrelentingly, India has been expanding its strategic presence. One dimension of this became evident during the recent visit of President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan to...

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Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Awarded SETP Honor for Achievement with X2...

Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Awarded SETP Honor for Achievement with X2...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2011

Kevin Bredenbeck, the pilot who flew the revolutionary X2 Technology™ demonstrator last year to an unofficial speed record for conventional helicopters, has been recognized by the Society of...

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Confronting the Dragon: Assertiveness Required

Confronting the Dragon: Assertiveness Required

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2011

Chinese actions over the last few years reflect an increasing assertiveness bordering on domination. While the relationship between India and China could be considered stable at the strategic...

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Indian built Zaranj-Delaram Highway under Taliban Control

Indian built Zaranj-Delaram Highway under Taliban Control

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Oct , 2011

The Zaranj-Delaram highway in Afghanistan built by India and handed over to the Afghan government on January 22, 2009 is now under Taliban control. Within two years of the commissioning of this...

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CIA successes mounting against Al Qaeda

CIA successes mounting against Al Qaeda

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Oct , 2011

The USA’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has kept up its run of successes against Al Qaeda with the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen of Yemeni origin, and Samir Khan, a US citizen of...

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Ethnic Armies Revisited

Ethnic Armies Revisited

By: Dr Sanjay Badri-Maharaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2011

The article Ethnic Armies was first printed in the Indian Defence Review – April-June 2000 Eleven years ago, following a coup in Fiji, leading to the overthrow of the democratically elected...

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Boeing P-8I Aircraft Completes 1st Flight for Indian Navy

Boeing P-8I Aircraft Completes 1st Flight for Indian Navy

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2011

Boeing’s first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight today, taking off from Renton Field at 12:02 p.m. Pacific time and landing two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing...

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US-Pakistan Tensions: China's Cautious Stance

US-Pakistan Tensions: China's Cautious Stance

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2011

The Chinese media have started informing the Chinese people of the tensions in Pakistan’s ties with the US without any editorial comment so far.There have been no comments from the spokesperson...

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A sharper focus: Rheinmetall Electro-Optics premieres at DSEi 2011

A sharper focus: Rheinmetall Electro-Optics premieres at DSEi 2011

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2011

Rheinmetall Defence has welded its electro-optical activities into a new division. Known as Rheinmetall Electro-Optics, the division has now made its international debut at this year’s DSEi fair...

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CII and Swedish Security and Defence Industry signed MoU in Public Security...

CII and Swedish Security and Defence Industry signed MoU in Public Security...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2011

Swedish Security and Defence Industry (SOFF) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote co-operation between India and Sweden in public...

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US-Pakistan: Search for Mutually Face-Saving Option Continues

US-Pakistan: Search for Mutually Face-Saving Option Continues

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2011

The search for a mutually face-saving option in the dramatic turn of events in the relations between the US and Pakistan has continued over the week-end. The dramatic turn came following the...

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Beijing Irked by Myanmar Decision to Suspend Dam Construction in Kachin State

Beijing Irked by Myanmar Decision to Suspend Dam Construction in Kachin State

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2011

The Government of Myanmar announced on September 30,2011, the suspension of its plans to build, with Chinese assistance, a massive dam on the Irrawaddy River in the Northern Kachin State. The...

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Is Nazi China emerging?

Is Nazi China emerging?

By: Rajinder Puri | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Sep , 2011

For years I have maintained that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is a government within a government. I have repeatedly pointed out that the actions of the Beijing government betray...

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Boeing CHAMP Missile Completes 1st Flight Test

Boeing CHAMP Missile Completes 1st Flight Test

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2011

Boeing, Air Force Research Laboratory team on nonlethal microwave weapon The Boeing Company and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced...

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Sagem to modernize navigation system on South Korea's KSS-1 submarines

Sagem to modernize navigation system on South Korea's KSS-1 submarines

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2011

After a hard-fought international competition, Sagem (Safran group) was chosen by the South Korean Defense Ministry’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to modernize the...

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