Articles in Net Edition

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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Boeing, US Army Celebrate $130 Million Investment in CH-47 Chinook...

Boeing, US Army Celebrate $130 Million Investment in CH-47 Chinook...

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

The Boeing Company and the U.S. Army celebrated the opening of the newly renovated H-47 Chinook manufacturing facility today. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the H-47 Chinook’s...

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German Army orders KMW's 31 MUNGO 2 Multi-purpose vehicles

German Army orders KMW's 31 MUNGO 2 Multi-purpose vehicles

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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Europe´s market leader for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles, has received an order from the German Army for the assembly and delivery of 31 further...

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DCNS conducts further sea trials with BPC Dixmude

DCNS conducts further sea trials with BPC Dixmude

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

DCNS began new sea trials on 19 September with BPC Dixmude, the French Navy’s third Mistral-class force projection and command vessel, which was ordered by the French defence procurement agency...

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F-35 Program Completes Static Structural Testing

F-35 Program Completes Static Structural Testing

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

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program has successfully completed static structural testing, achieving one of five milestones established by the Joint Program Office for 2011. Static structural testing...

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Boeing forecasts strong need for Aviation Personnel in Asia Pacific

Boeing forecasts strong need for Aviation Personnel in Asia Pacific

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2011

Boeing forecasts the Asia Pacific region will require hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and technicians over the next 20 years to support airline fleet modernization and the...

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China: Checkmating India in Afghanistan

China: Checkmating India in Afghanistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2011

China has shown interest in the construction of two railway lines—-one in Pakistan via the Gilgit-Baltistan region and the other in Afghanistan. While the railway line through Gilgit-Baltistan,...

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The Af-Pak boundary is not a border

The Af-Pak boundary is not a border

By: Lt Gen JFR Jacob | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2011

There has been a heated debate on the validity and legality of Sir Henry Mortimer Durand’s line, a line some 2,640 kilometres long between former British India and Afghanistan, which now...

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Reign of Terror: How safe are we?

Reign of Terror: How safe are we?

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2011

Post-26/11, reacting to the elaborate security arrangements near Hotel Taj, Mumbai someone exclaimed with great flourish, “Why all this?  Lightning does not strike at the same place...

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South China Sea: India should avoid rushing in where even US exercises caution

South China Sea: India should avoid rushing in where even US exercises caution

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

China has reacted — moderately through a spokesperson of its Foreign Office and somewhat virulently through the Party-controlled “Global Times” —  to reports that India has been...

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MBDA Readies Fire Shadow on back of Programme Successes

MBDA Readies Fire Shadow on back of Programme Successes

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2011

The Fire Shadow weapon system has successfully completed a series of demonstration trials and two more successful firings in a ground breaking rapid development programme that was launched in...

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Indian Mujahideen objective, an Islamic Caliphate across South Asia, says USA

Indian Mujahideen objective, an Islamic Caliphate across South Asia, says USA

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Sep , 2011

The Secretary of State designated the Indian Mujahideen (IM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated...

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Mumbai 26/11 repeated by Taliban in Kabul

Mumbai 26/11 repeated by Taliban in Kabul

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

According to an analysis by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Afghan Taliban and its affiliates such as the Haqqani network and Gulbuddin Heckmatyar’s Hizbe-Islami (HI) attempted...

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Hazaras Massacred in Balochistan by Al Qaeda

Hazaras Massacred in Balochistan by Al Qaeda

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

 Twenty-six Shia pilgrims belonging to the Hazara community were dragged out of a bus in which they were travelling at Mastung in Balochistan on September 20,2011, lined up and shot dead by...

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Terror without Trail

Terror without Trail

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2011

The terrorism situation on the ground is more and more worrying. It is not just because the terrorists have become smarter than they were before. They have, of course, but that should not be the...

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Rabbani's Assassination: A wake-up call for India

Rabbani's Assassination: A wake-up call for India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Sep , 2011

The assassination on September 20,2011, of Burhanuddin Rabbani, a Tajik leader of Afghanistan, is of strategic significance to India. Rabbaniwas the President of Afghanistan in the 1990s when...

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US frets & fumes against Pakistan, but finds its options limited

US frets & fumes against Pakistan, but finds its options limited

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2011

The past few days have seen the US fretting and fuming against Pakistan for its use of the Haqqani network to make the US forces bleed in Afghanistan reach an unprecedented new high. This has...

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Golden Jubilee Celebration of INS Hansa

Golden Jubilee Celebration of INS Hansa

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Sep , 2011

INS Hansa, Indian Navy’s premier Air station and fighter training squadron INAS 551 celebrate their Golden Jubilee on 05 Sep 11 on completion of 50 years of distinguished service to the...

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