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The African Talibans

The African Talibans

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2010

The visit to India of Mr. Jean-David Levitte, the ‘sherpa’ of President Sarkozy, during the second week of October was hardly noticed. Monsieur Levitte is a very powerful man. In France, each...

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Indian defence private industry should move from fringes to mainstream: Air...

Indian defence private industry should move from fringes to mainstream: Air...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2010

“Indian private industry should move from fringes to mainstream,” observes Air Chief Marshall, PV Naik, Chief of Air Staff while speaking at the brochure release ceremony of the 5th...

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Politics at the Cost of India's Security

Politics at the Cost of India's Security

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

The indifference and lack of understanding amongst the country’s political leadership on matters relating to national security has been a part of our national culture. Several reasons could be...

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The Danger Signals from Pakistan

The Danger Signals from Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

More people were killed and more material damage was caused by the quake in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) and some parts of the North-West Frontier Province ( now called Khyber Pakhtunkwa ) in...

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The train in Tibet and the Clouds over Himalayas

The train in Tibet and the Clouds over Himalayas

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

NEW China has no money problem. When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited debt-laden Greece last week he promised to double trade in five years and buy Greek bonds when Athens returns to...

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U.S. Military places $68 Million Contract with Elbit America

U.S. Military places $68 Million Contract with Elbit America

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

Elbit Systems of America was awarded a 5-year, $68 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the US Army Contracting Command in Huntsville, Alabama, to supply the...

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Obama's Gesture to China on Eve of Indian visit

Obama's Gesture to China on Eve of Indian visit

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

On the eve of his forthcoming visit to India next month, President Barack Obama has made an important gesture to China. Even while supporting the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese...

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No stability in Tibet-Xinjiang without Pakistan, says Chinese Writer

No stability in Tibet-Xinjiang without Pakistan, says Chinese Writer

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

An article published on October 12, 2010, by the Chinese Communist Party-controlled “Global Times” has questioned the reported description of Pakistan as a cancer by President Barack Obama. It...

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MBDA's New Bunker Buster Warhead

MBDA's New Bunker Buster Warhead

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

The second test firing of the Hard and Deeply Buried Target (HARDBUT) Next Generation Multiple Warhead System (NGMWS) was carried out successfully at the Biscarrosse test range of DGA Essais de...

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Elbit America RPDA Computer and Tacter for U.S. Army

Elbit America RPDA Computer and Tacter for U.S. Army

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

Elbit Systems of America, announced it was awarded follow-on orders from the United States Army PM Battle Command and PM Mortars for Rugged Personal Digital Assistant Computers (RPDA) and...

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Going global: Rheinmetall takes over Laingsdale Engineering

Going global: Rheinmetall takes over Laingsdale Engineering

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

The Defence arm of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group continues to expand its foothold in South Africa. Rheinmetall has agreed to buy Laingsdale Engineering (Pty) Ltd of Maitland from the...

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Soldier's Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord!

Soldier's Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord!

By: Sgt Joshua Helterbran | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2010

The Soldier stood and faced God,  Which must always come to pass.  He hoped his shoes were shining,  Just as brightly as his brass.   ‘Step forward now, Soldier,  How shall I deal with...

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Indian AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush

Indian AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2010

Indo-UK Air Force Exercise named Ex-Indradhanush would be taking place at Air Force Station Kalaikunda, in West Midinapur district, West Bengal from 18 Oct 2010 till 03 Nov 2010. This would be...

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Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

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

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Beechcraft T-6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in field evaluation trials beginning Oct. 11 at...

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Impressive Parade by IAF

Impressive Parade by IAF

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

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 78th anniversary today. A ceremonial Air Force Day Parade (AFDP) was held at the airbase in Hindan, near Ghaziabad commemorating the occasion. The Chief...

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KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed over the first of 20 LEOPARD 2 A4M CAN modernised battle tanks to the Canadian armed forces yesterday, October 7th 2010. The roll-out took place in the...

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Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

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

Marking the African debut of the Leopard 2A4, Rheinmetall Defence of Germany took advantage of Africa Aerospace & Defence 2010 (AAD) in Cape Town to put the world’s finest main battle tank...

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Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

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

Following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force’s next-generation fighter aircraft, Israeli Ministry of Defense...

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China's core interests

China's core interests

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2010

Have you heard of ‘Core Interests’? No, it has nothing to do with ‘organising’ the CWG, IPL auctions, mining in tribal areas or OBC vote banks, though it is true that in India ‘core’...

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China's core interests

China's core interests

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2010

Have you heard of ‘Core Interests’? No, it has nothing to do with ‘organising’ the CWG, IPL auctions, mining in tribal areas or OBC vote banks, though it is true that in India ‘core’...

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