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Disquieting Signs from the Other Hot Spot

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On December 29, 2008
Pakistan and India are building up forces along the border: Senior Pakistani security and defense officials said Friday the military had moved a “limited number” of troops fighting Taliban militants in the tribal areas near Afghanistan to the Indian border as a “minimum security” measure. This followed intelligence intercepts indicating that India had put its […]

Indian Nuclear Force

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On December 5, 2008

Speaking of nuclear deterrence, check out this report from Robert Norris and Hans Kristensen on Indian nuclear capabilities. Brief summary; India currently has 50-70 operational warheads, and its only

Bombay or Mumbai?

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On December 4, 2008

Ezra Klein and Tim Fernholz are having some fun kicking around Christopher Hitchens argument that we should defiantly refer to the city currently known as Mumbai as Bombay. See also Isaac Chotiner. Wh

Gorshkov Update

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On November 29, 2008
The government of India has more important things on its plate right now, but if you’re interested in how the Admiral Gorshkov negotiations might play out, take a look at Galrahn’s discussion. He partially translates a Russian article on the subject, which points out that if the carrier doesn’t go to India, it’s not likely […]

India Gets an Akula, But China Doesn’t

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On July 8, 2008
In 2009, India will begin leasing a Russian Akula class attack submarine. The Chinese wanted one, but it turns out that concerns about Chinese intellectual property policy have made the Russians reluctant to transfer new advanced equipment. This is the second nuclear powered submarine that India has leased from the Russians, the first being the […]

Or Maybe No Deal…

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On February 29, 2008

This was quick; maybe rumors about Kitty Hawk were being deployed strategically? India and Russia have ended a protracted dispute over the cost of a Soviet-era aircraft carrier which will be now sold

Kitty Hawk to India?

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On February 28, 2008
Last August I wrote: It’s unclear whether the Indians will keep Viraat around for another three years or accept a carrier deployment gap. It’s kind of interesting to me that, in spite of our newfound tight friendship with the Indians, I haven’t heard a peep about selling India one of the six supercarriers the US […]

Egads….

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On October 22, 2007

The problem: The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi has died a day after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys. SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terr

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