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Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

Indian Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2011

The ongoing march by a political party to raise the national flag in Sri Nagar is being dubbed as politically motivated by its detractors. It indeed is a move for political mobilization for...

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Army: A Need for Introspection

Army: A Need for Introspection

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2011

The recent surge in incidents that bring bad name to the Army must result in an introspection in the Army, more so in the senior ranks – Army being a hierarchical organization.  What all ranks...

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A stealth aircraft with peaceful Chinese characteristics!

A stealth aircraft with peaceful Chinese characteristics!

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2011

Annexed below is an interesting article on the Chinese Stealth aircraft J-20 tested by the Chinese on January 11 before the meeting of Robert Gates, the visiting US Defence Secretary, with...

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Pakistan's Blackmail

Pakistan's Blackmail

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2011

US Vice president Joe Biden has just completed his so-called one-day secret trip to Pakistan, which, incidentally, was known well in advance to the media all over the world. Biden was in...

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US & China: Friends or Foes?

US & China: Friends or Foes?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2011

China has emerged as a leading economic power next only in importance to the US. It is seeking to achieve a military capability commensurate with its economic strength, but its military...

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Self-employed Soldier!

Self-employed Soldier!

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2011

I was at the College of Combat, Mhow, when the India-China war of 1962 started. The course was terminated and all were instructed to forthwith rejoin their units. Army Headquarters required me to...

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Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

Hindu Terrorism: A Journalism Agenda

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2011

Often, I get phone calls from Delhi-based journalists to discuss with me the disturbing phenomenon of some Hindus taking to terrorism and the reported confession before a Magistrate of Swami...

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Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

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

CII has welcomed the newly released Defence Production Policy and has appreciated the remarkable work done by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Having a prime aim of self-reliance in defence, the...

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Which direction for China in 2011?

Which direction for China in 2011?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

Which direction will the Superpower that is China take in 2011? An answer to this question, lies in the Chinese press, in particular in the analyses/comments published in China during the last...

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China's brazen assertiveness

China's brazen assertiveness

By: Dr Monika Chansoria | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

The irritants in the Sino-Indian relationship have raised its fangs yet again barely a month after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao concluded his visit to India. The People’s Republic of China (PRC)...

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New Defence Production Policy 2011

New Defence Production Policy 2011

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2011

Self-reliance in Defence is of vital importance for both strategic and economic reasons and has therefore been an important guiding principle for the Government since Independence.  Accordingly,...

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India's Silence on Chinese Incursions

India's Silence on Chinese Incursions

By: Aditi Malhotra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2011

China continues to convince the world about its ‘peaceful rise’, a claim which gets periodically belied by Chinese actions and strategic developments. The New Year was greeted by the first...

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PLA's Stealth Surprise to Gates: Was it a surprise to Hu too?

PLA's Stealth Surprise to Gates: Was it a surprise to Hu too?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2011

There is so much happening in China and with such rapidity that I find it difficult to keep pace with it. I do hope that the Indian intelligence agencies are keeping themselves abreast of what...

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China dictates development on Indian territory

China dictates development on Indian territory

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2011

As reported several times on Claude Arpi blog, during the past months, the Chinese have been constructing mega infrastructure projects (roads, airports, five-star hotels) on their side of the...

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US should pay more attention to Balochistan

US should pay more attention to Balochistan

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

There is a need for the US to pay more attention to Balochistan as part of its Af-Pak strategy in order to pacify the Pashtun militancy encouraged by Al Qaeda and the Talibans operating in the...

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Focusing on a National Security Strategic Chain

Focusing on a National Security Strategic Chain

By: NNL/HEM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2011

PLA Daily published an article that Qiushi Journal later republished stating that China should focus on its national security strategic chain, which is composed of strategic resources, strategic...

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The Samjauta Express Explosion: The Follow-Up

The Samjauta Express Explosion: The Follow-Up

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

“According to American investigators, the LET (Lashkar-e-Toiba) and Al Qaeda  were responsible for the Samjauta Express blast and the HUJI( Harkatul-Jihad-Al-Islami) for the Mecca Masjid blast...

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PLA's psywar against the US

PLA's psywar against the US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

As Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, gets ready to visit China from January 9 to 12 and as President Hu Jintao’s State visit to Washington DC on January 19 approaches, the People’s...

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The Dubious Deal with ULFA

The Dubious Deal with ULFA

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

The Assam government, fully backed by New Delhi, has cleared the passage for release of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders from jail. On the New Year’s Day, the so-called...

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Indo-French bilateral Naval Exercise 'VARUNA 10' gets underway with two...

Indo-French bilateral Naval Exercise 'VARUNA 10' gets underway with two...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2011

‘VARUNA 10′ the bilateral naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the French Navy is scheduled to commence from 07 Jan 11 with aircraft carriers, destroyers/frigates, tankers and submarines...

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