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10 Companies Profiting The Most From War

The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion. Based…

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India – An Aspiring Hegemon

  “India’s grand strategy divides the world into three concentric circles. In the first, which encompasses the immediate neighbourhood, India has sought primacy and a veto over actions of outside…

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India Presses Israel on Joint Missile Project

The Indian government has asked Israel to speed up development of its joint medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) project, which has faced technical snags since its inception in 2009. MRSAM topped…

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Lasers: Asia’s Coming “Sci-Fi” Arms Race

True to Newton’s Third Law on Motion, weapons development is a constant battle of adaptation with one side unveiling new technology only for the other to respond with countermeasures. Very…

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Is Moscow Developing Super Duper Secret Mega Weapons?

Here is what the Kremlin wants you to believe about its secret weapons program: In about eight years, it may be able to warp your chromosomes, brainwash you with a…

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American Drones Ignite New Arms Race From Gaza To Iran To China

The drone wars are here. While President Obama ponders new legal and moral guidelines to govern America’s growing use of armed robot aircraft, the world outside the White House is…

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Arms race explodes as neighbours try to counter China

An arms-buying spree across south-east Asia will be the elephant in the room when almost 20 world leaders meet in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, on Tuesday. Defence spending across…

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Warlords in Drone Frenzy – Global Rollout Planned

by Zen Gardner I don’t know how else to see this insanity. We complain about our “enemies” and keep arming them to the teeth. And not just for war on…

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Putin Wants New Long-Range Bombers and a Gazillion Drones

Russia’s fleet of rusty strategic bombers has seen better days. For one, they haven’t seen significant upgrades in decades. For two, the fleet is less than half the size of…

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In a first, Indian tank brigades to defend China border

The army’s defences on the China border will get a major offensive boost with the impending deployment of two tank brigades, one each in Ladakh and north-east India. This is…

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Asian Collective Military Spending To Overtake Europe

For the first time, in modern history at least, Asia’s military spending is poised to overtake Europe’s, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a think-tank in London. China…

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India and Russia Sign World’s Largest Defence Deal

India’s quest for a state-of-the-art futuristic stealth 5th generation fighter jet, will see the country spend around $35 billion over the next 20 years in its biggest-ever defence project. India’s…

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New Report Shows Extent of Global Arms Complex

There are few things as infuriating as the annual report by one of my favorite research organizations. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released on March 19 its yearly global…

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India: The biggest arms importer in the world

Fears of arms race in Asia as Stockholm peace institute data shows India is now biggest importer A display by the Sarang helicopter display team during India’s air force day…

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New Delhi’s Secret “Black Project”: India’s Nuclear Weapons Program

If there was any arms race in the region, India has won it, at whatever the cost may be. But the claims to have good neighbourly relations, with MFN-status, no-war…