What Is India News Service
Thursday, November 08, 2007


Indo-Russian relations pursued a steady, all-round and strategic course during the year covering the gamut of political, defense, security and economic fields. The two sides continued to deepen their consultations on strategic and mutual security concerns. 

Bilateral defense cooperation was fortified through several meetings and visits by the high dignitaries of the two countries. Raksha Mantri visited the Russian Federation in April 10-13, 2002 . The third session of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IGC-MTC) was held in Moscow in January, 2003, co-chaired by Raksha Mantri and the Minister of Science and Technology and Industry of the Russian Federation Mr. Ilya Klebanov. Discussions covered acquisition, licensed production, R&D, product support and new areas and forms of cooperation in the defense field. 






Although Bollywood is much maligned for churning out mindless blockbusters, at times, it also obliquely depicts the ground realities. (Nation In Distress , Telegraph, Abhijit Bhattacharyya , Nov 08, 2007)

IT was an amazing pointer by the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr P.K. Iyenger. (Nuclear Ignorance, Tribune, O.P. Sabherwal, Nov 08, 2007)

China is well on track to launch its own space station by 2020, the state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. (China Space Station By 2020 , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Russia’s parliament voted unanimously today to suspend a key arms treaty limiting conventional forces in Europe, saying the USA and NATO were using the pact to undermine Russia's defences. (Russian Duma Votes To Suspend Arms Treaty , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

U.S. ‘concern’ over China’s anti-satellite test has now come to colour their defence-related engagement. (A Hotline To Prevent A Cold War, Hindu, P. S. SURYANARAYANA, Nov 08, 2007)

The proposed visit of Defence Minister AK Antony to Israel will, apart from underscoring the strategic relationship between the two countries, send out the right political message to Tel Aviv. (Antony's Israel Visit, Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 08, 2007)

From India's point of view, what can be the worst case scenario in Pakistan? It is the replacement of President Pervez Musharraf by a coalition of the Jamaat-e-Islami (Jamaat) and its allies, the Taliban-Al Qaeda combine and the fundamentalist . . . (Draft A Plan Of Action, Pioneer, Hiranmay Karlekar, Nov 08, 2007)

Manmohan, Putin will discuss how to increase civil nuclear cooperation (N-Deal With Russia, Pioneer, Dmitri Kosyrev, Nov 08, 2007)

The issue of deployment of Central forces in strife-torn Nandigram has apparently divided the Left Front as well as the ruling CPI(M) in West Bengal. (Bengal Lf Says Keep Crpf Out, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

China is well on track to launching its own space station by 2020, according to a top rocket expert. (China To Launch Its First Space Station By 2020 , Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

ONLY good infrastructure stands in the way of Mumbai being a world-class city.” So said D. Subbarao, Union Finance Secretary, at the recently concluded Infrastructure Investment conference organised by the U.S.-India CEO Forum in Mumbai. Infrastructure h (Musharraf Lost Respect Due To His Ties With Us: Karat, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

A second act is rare in world politics. History can point to a handful of leaders who managed to reacquire political power after losing it (Napoleon, Churchill, Deng Xiaoping, Alan Garcia). (The League Of Hipster Statesmen, Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Nov 08, 2007)

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA is loved by millions around the world, especially in his country, Peru. Like Jorge Luis Borges, Llosa’s aesthetic pursuit coincides with his political concern, though it is often alleged that his writings are not candidly devoted . . . (Defiantly Amiable, Frontline, Shelley Walia, Nov 08, 2007)

OECD’s World Energy Outlook predicts a bleak global energy scenario. The global demand for oil is projected to reach 116 million barrels per day by 2030. Even as oil prices rise to unprecedented levels, the Government is reluctant to take the . . . . (Inclusive Growth Runs Into An Oil Slick, Business Line, G. Srinivasan , Nov 08, 2007)

THE 25 accused in the Tokyo War Crimes Trial were charged with crimes against peace: the planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of a declared or undeclared war of aggression, or a war in violation of international law, treaties. (A Dishonest Judgment, Frontline, A.G. NOORANI, Nov 07, 2007)

When India blasted its way out of nuclear ambiguity on May 11-13, 1998, and caused a major setback to the US non-proliferation policies, the US reaction was immediate and severe. (Strategic Aspect Of N-Deal, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 07, 2007)

The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dissuaded General Musharraf from imposing an Emergency a few weeks ago. (Constrained Hegemon, Tribune, K. Subrahmanyam, Nov 07, 2007)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay a two-day visit to Russia from November 11. The visit is in continuation of the tradition of holding annual summit meetings between the heads of government, which started seven years ago. (Manmohan To Visit Russia On Sunday, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that defence deals will not be rushed into at the cost of transparency. The government is taking all efforts to modernise the armed forces. (“Defence Deals Not At The Cost Of Transparency”, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The U.S. imposes draconian sanctions on Iran while preparing the ground for a military attack on the Islamic republic. (Warmongering Against Iran, Frontline, JOHN CHERIAN, Nov 07, 2007)


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