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March 11, 2007

Dear Valued Readers,

As part of our efforts to overhaul the indianaerodef platform, we will continue to capture latest news and views about the Indian A&D industry but at a new address from now on –

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The new site has a lot more interactive features and a built-in category functionality that you should find interesting and informative.

Over a period of time we would be coming up with new features and varied verticals. If you have any feedback, comments, suggestions, criticisms et al – as always touch base with us at

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IndianAeroDef Team


IndianAeroDef News…………….

March 4, 2007

Dear Valued Readers,

Brief: There will be a delay in posts for a few days because we are coming up with something better;) (hopefully)


We have been working on overhauling the entire indianaerodef platform to bring in a host of features that we believe would be of great interest to you. In a short while we would be launching services like Jobs Center, Independent news and analysis services, Advisory, Government Documentary, Online forums, blogs etc all catering to the Indian A&D industry. Also we will continue to capture the latest news and views about the Indian A&D industry whenever and wherever it happens daily.

Apologies for the delay.


IndianAeroDef Team

Highlights of Economic Survey 2006

February 27, 2007

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Railway Budget – Complete coverage

February 27, 2007

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Internet headed for dramatic changes, says ISRO chief

February 26, 2007

With continuous advances in access technologies, including satellite communication, it may not be surprising if Internet services extend to interplanetary Internet backbone in the next few decades, according to Dr G. Madhavan Nair, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Avian flu returns to Asia

January 30, 2007

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reported resurgence of the dreaded avian influenza in at least eight countries in Asia and Africa, and has urged all nations to remain vigilant and fully cooperate with international organisations in keeping this menace under check.

In a statement issued simultaneously in Rome and Bangkok, the FAO has said 2007, new flare-ups of the bird flu have been reported this year, from China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

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India’s GDP to be 2nd largest by `50: Goldman

January 26, 2007

India can sustain an 8% growth rate till 2020 and will overtake UK as the world’s fifth-largest economy by the middle of next decade at this pace, according to a Goldman Sachs report.

“Our baseline projections for India’s potential output growth show that the economy can sustain growth rates of about 8% till 2020, significantly higher than the 5.7% that we projected in our original BRICs paper,” Goldman Sachs said in a new economic paper released today.

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Inside the Outsourcing World of India

January 6, 2007

Lured by the bench strength of India’s technology shops, financial firms such as Goldman Sachs, ING and Fidelity are eyeing new areas of interest in offshoring.

With the industry’s value expected to hit $64 billion by 2012, how long will it be before India addresses its crumbling infrastructure? Of course, with firms like Infosys successfully creating small oases of functionality in an environment of dysfunctionality, why should anything have to change?

Infosys Technologies’ 77-acre headquarters of provocative architecture, pristine roadways and manicured lawns is an oasis of efficiency and order in this nation of inefficiency and disorder, a potent symbol of how the offshoring explosion has gripped Bangalore, a city of six million known as India’s Silicon Valley. Some 15,000 employees-the average age is 26-commute the campus on communal bicycles or golf carts, spending off-work hours at the company’s swimming pool, gyms, food courts, bookstore, miniature-golf course and bowling alley. The firm’s global reputation draws 1.4 million applications a year, and employees joke that it’s easier to get into Harvard Business School than Infosys.

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Happy New Year – 2007

January 1, 2007



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Saddam Hussien Executed at Dawn on Saturday

December 30, 2006

Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity at dawn on Saturday, a dramatic, violent end for a leader who ruled Iraq by fear for three decades before a U.S. invasion toppled him.

“It was very quick. He died right away,” one of the official Iraqi witnesses told Reuters, saying the former president’s face was uncovered, he appeared calm and said a brief prayer as Iraqi policemen walked him to the gallows and put the noose round him.

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