Articles By Bharat Verma

1962: The Nehruvian Blunder

1962: The Nehruvian Blunder

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.4 Oct-Dec 2012 | Date: 21 Nov , 2016

In any future conflict, New Delhi’s political will and the capabilities of the Indian military should be such that China and Pakistan are hard-pressed to defend Tibet and Lahore respectively...

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China will fight India to the last Pakistani!

China will fight India to the last Pakistani!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 15.4 Oct-Dec 2000 | Date: 16 Sep , 2016

The strategic triangle in Southern Asia is unique. Pitted against two closely aligned nuclear neighbors, China and Pakistan, puts India in an extremely hostile two-front security environment....

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Indo-Pak War of 1965

Indo-Pak War of 1965

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 08 Sep , 2016

Nehru’s death in 1964 had created political uncertainty in the country and an impression in Pakistan that India was no longer politically or militarily strong. In Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub...

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Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

Kargil: Ours must live, enemy must die!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 29.3 Jul-Sep 2014 | Date: 25 Jul , 2016

Even as the nation readies itself to pay homage to the extraordinary bravery displayed by the young officers and the men of the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict, the lessons thrown up raise...

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Expanding Footprints of European Defence Industries in India

Expanding Footprints of European Defence Industries in India

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: EDR Vol. Jan-Feb 2013 | Date: 20 Apr , 2016

The European Union (EU) today faces practically no real military threat. Downsizing of the armed forces, shrinking budgets and the prevailing economic recession at home, make it necessary for the...

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How to Setup A Modern Defence Industry in India?

How to Setup A Modern Defence Industry in India?

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 29.1 Jan-Mar 2014 | Date: 10 Apr , 2016

Sixty-seven years of Independence and not a single combat aircraft has been produced by India! Despite the word ‘indigenisation’ featuring repeatedly in political rhetoric, one of the reasons...

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Traditions and Customs of the Service

Traditions and Customs of the Service

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 04 Apr , 2016

Military Etiquette The code of honour that the Army follows is fostered through various customs and traditions which are legally and morally binding on every officer and soldier. Respect for...

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A Glimpse of Life in the Army

A Glimpse of Life in the Army

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Indian Armed Forces | Date: 25 Mar , 2016

Many of us wonder what the Army does in peacetime when there is no war on. Some people believe that they live a life of luxury, drink a lot and generally waste their time in playing golf or card...

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If Pakistan splinters...

If Pakistan splinters...

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Oct , 2015

If Pakistan splinters, it will hit the biggest stakeholder and benefactor China. In order to safeguard its strategic interests, Beijing therefore will make every endeavor to prevent the breakup of...

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'India First' Policy Mandatory: What they don’t teach in Indian schools!

'India First' Policy Mandatory: What they don’t teach in Indian schools!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 16.2 Apr-Jun 2001 | Date: 03 Aug , 2015

The five thousand years of civilisation we talk of can be broken in two distinct periods. The first four thousand years appear to be an age of enlightenment. Though I was not there! The last one...

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Take the war to the enemy

Take the war to the enemy

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 30 May , 2015

New Delhi continues to fumble while India burns. Pakistan’s superior psychological warfare machinery further tied down the already overstretched Indian security forces in knots. Airports and...

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Indian Defence Philosophy: A 'no-win' Concept

Indian Defence Philosophy: A 'no-win' Concept

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 13.2 April-June 1998 | Date: 09 May , 2015

Panipat Syndrome. In times past, an Indian ruler met an invading army not at the frontiers of his kingdom but close to the seat of power. He remained well entrenched with his army within a fort or...

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The myths on Pakistan

The myths on Pakistan

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2014

Indians have been spoon-fed for decades that stable Pakistan alone is necessary for India’s growth. Or that united Pakistan poses less threat than fragmented Pakistan. The myth propagated is...

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Pakistan: The Jihad Factory

Pakistan: The Jihad Factory

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 15.1 Jan-Mar 2000 | Date: 19 Dec , 2014

Pakistan ultimately turned out to be the most dangerous place in the world. After witnessing the massacre of thirty-five innocent Indian citizens in the Valley, the American President travelled...

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Taliban set to takeover Pakistan

Taliban set to takeover Pakistan

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 29.2 Apr-Jun 2014 | Date: 17 Dec , 2014

In the near future, Taliban and Taliban like groups will impose Afghanistan type Taliban regime on Pakistan. The civil war raging inside Pakistan in search of elusive ‘purity’ of philosophy...

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Stable Pakistan not in India's interest

Stable Pakistan not in India's interest

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 31 Oct , 2014

Indians pose the biggest threat to the union of India. The reason is simple. An average Indian does not constitute a nation but is merely an individual. His personal well-being overrides all...

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1962: नेहरू ने देश का किया...

1962: नेहरू ने देश का किया...

By: Bharat Verma | Date: 16 Jul , 2014

नेविल मैक्सविल ने अपने ब्लॉग पर ‘हैंडरसन ब्रुक्स की जो रिपोर्ट रिलीज की...

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Prepare for the Next Great War

Prepare for the Next Great War

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 30 Jun , 2014

Today, India is ringed by turbulent states – Pakistan (land boundary with India 3,310 kms in the northwest), Nepal (land boundary with India 1,751 kms in the north), Bangladesh (land boundary...

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Leapfrog the Technological Gap

Leapfrog the Technological Gap

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 22 Jun , 2014

India needs to do a China. Beijing has successfully converted China into a low cost manufacturing hub of the world. Similarly, New Delhi should rapidly transform India into a low cost, high end...

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The three dangers to India

The three dangers to India

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 18 Jun , 2014

Very few policy makers in India dare to acknowledge the danger to the nation’s territorial integrity. The security and integrity of the nation has become hostage to vote-bank politics. Democracy...

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