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Nuclear capability of India and China

Nuclear capability of India and China

By: Col R Hariharan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

A comparison of nuclear capability of India and China cannot be made in isolation. It has to be derived in the backdrop of their strategic vision, global ambitions and political and social ethos...

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Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

During the entire three-day visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6 to 8, 2010, the Indian public focus remained disproportionately on what he had to say on Pakistan’s continued...

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Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

Boeing has received a $106 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force for nearly 2,700 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I (SDB I) munitions and approximately 380 BRU-61 carriages. Boeing...

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Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

The first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, the U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter, arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2:37 p.m.  The aircraft,...

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Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

Since 1947, India has had four reviews of its intelligence capabilities. The first was after the Sino-Indian military conflict of 1962 in which the Indian Army did badly. The review led to two...

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Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance...

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A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

The Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has dropped paratroopers for the first time in a successful demonstration of one of its key roles. Six freefall paratroopers made jumps from aircraft...

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Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The visit of President Barack Obama to India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea will be as important  as his earlier swing through the Asia-Pacific region after assuming office in January 2009....

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Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Boeing Company on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO). A...

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Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

Aerospace major Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned helicopter called the Kaman K-MAX that will fly without a pilot and will carry 6,000lbs of cargo at a maximum speed of 92 mph. It will...

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India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

After having received the first of the three contracted Ilyushin Il 76-based Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft modified by Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace...

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Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Our Foreign Secretary in a recent talk has stated that “India’s efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of...

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Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Predictably, Delhi’s Left-dominated intellectual circles have condemned the reported move on the part of Chhatisgarh police to implicate a high-profile Delhi University Professor for her...

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Boeing-KAI sign agreement for production of F-15 Silent Eagle Conformal...

Boeing-KAI sign agreement for production of F-15 Silent Eagle Conformal...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Nov , 2010

Boeing has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) for KAI to design, develop and manufacture the Conformal Weapons Bay (CWB) for the F-15 Silent...

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IAF upgrading facilities in northeast: Air chief

IAF upgrading facilities in northeast: Air chief

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Nov , 2010

Kalaikunda (West Bengal), Nov 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is upgrading its capabilities in the northeastern region of the country by revamping eight advance landing grounds and improving...

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Fifth Generation Fighters for India

Fifth Generation Fighters for India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2010

According to the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal PV Naik, the Indo-Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), the state-of-the art stealth fighters will be inducted into the Indian...

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performs Air Demo for first time over Dallas

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performs Air Demo for first time over Dallas

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2010

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor performed its precision aerobatics at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 30-31, marking the first time the aircraft has demonstrated its aerial capabilities in...

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Need to Bridge Inter-Services Trust Deficit

Need to Bridge Inter-Services Trust Deficit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2010

Existing trust deficit amongst the three services is adversely affecting national defence preparedness and is the primary impediment in achieving the goal of jointmanship. Lack of mutual trust...

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