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Promotion List

President Vladimir Putin signed out the latest list of MOD promotees on 11 June, the eve of the Russia Day holiday. The list also appeared in Krasnaya zvezda. The 16 new general-majors and two...

Promotion List

President Vladimir Putin signed out the latest list of MOD promotees on 11 June, the eve of the Russia Day holiday. The list also appeared in Krasnaya zvezda. The 16 new general-majors and two...

Data on VDV

One can’t call this news. News not discovered or reported promptly is just data. Not less important to this mind. But on with the story . . . Last summer, VDV Commander General-Colonel Vladimir...

Data on VDV

One can’t call this news. News not discovered or reported promptly is just data. Not less important to this mind. But on with the story . . . Last summer, VDV Commander General-Colonel Vladimir...

Military spending: Don’t save the Warthog

UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Terror’s new headquarters Fly Title: Military spending Rubric: Why a plane that is easy to shoot down is hard to scrap Location: WASHINGTON, DC Main …read more

Restoring India-China Reciprocity on the Border

June 5, 2014 The principal opposition of the Chinese on the McMahon line is that it is illegal and a mere product of British imperialistic designs on China. Such assessments completely disregard the fact...

Sustaining the Space Environment

Invitation Only Research Event Sustaining the Space Environment 16 Jun 2014 – 09:00 to 10:00 Chatham House, London International Security Department, Cyber and Space Participants Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Space and Defence Policy,...

Russia and the unravelling of economic sanctions

May 30, 2014 The recent additional economic sanction on Russia is yet another severe jolt. But faced with a gripping economic problem, sanctions can just be the incentive that Russia needs to implement structural...

The mirage of peace in Pakistan

May 29, 2014 Sharif’s does not have any manoeuvring space to cut any comprehensive deal with the Taliban. He may not be averse to conceding their demand to shariatise Pakistani structures, yet he can’t...

Daily chart: The rivals

The similarities—and differences—in national military spending Comment Expiry Date: Mon, 2014-06-09 …read more

The new Indian government and parleys with Pakistan

May 28, 2014 While Nawaz Sharif was careful not to publicly bring up the Kashmir issue, it does not necessarily portend any change in policy. It remains to be seen whether Sharif will be...

Reforming Defence Contracting Procedures

May 28, 2014 It may perhaps be useful to examine some features of India’s Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) for streamlining of the capital acquisition process for defence procurement. After all, the DPP may well...

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