Articles By Bharat Verma

2012: Multiplying security threats

2012: Multiplying security threats

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2012

India is surrounded with Islamic fundamentalist regimes, a rising communist super power and military dictatorship. The authoritarian regimes in the neighbourhood contradict India’s...

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Lateral Induction of the Military into Civil Administration

Lateral Induction of the Military into Civil Administration

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 20.4 Oct-Dec 2005 | Date: 21 Sep , 2012

The map of Asia is dotted with small and medium sized Islamic countries that overtly or covertly tend to lean towards religious extremism in a variety of disguises. Many plant ridiculous ideas...

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Democracy and Security

Democracy and Security

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 10 Sep , 2012

We are constantly led to believe that since elections are held regularly, India is therefore one of the most successful democracies in the world. The truth unfortunately is different. The number...

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India’s emerging defence doctrine

India’s emerging defence doctrine

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 13.3 Jul-Sep 1998 | Date: 02 Sep , 2012

India is a unique country, with all the favourable geographical attributes of an offensive orientation. It is separated from the rest of the Asian landmass by the formidable chain of mountains...

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Pakistan : The Next Battlefield

Pakistan : The Next Battlefield

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 17.2 Jul-Sep 2002 | Date: 01 Sep , 2012

Ten years later, the  forecast made in 2002 by the writer appears to be coming true-Editor. War on Terrorism will zero in on Pakistan as the next battlefield on two counts. First,...

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Pakistan unleashes Cyber War on India

Pakistan unleashes Cyber War on India

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2012

The next generation of warfare, the cyber war can not only disrupt data-links, electronic devices and networks, but can also create panic by use of the social media as we witnessed in the mass...

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The Winnable War!

The Winnable War!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 11 Aug , 2012

The British nearly gave up war in Afghanistan recently and instead wanted dialogue with Al-Qaeda. Washington termed it defeatist and subsequently London rescinded the suggestion. The stalemate in...

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Honeytrap: Media bashing of the Army on false pretext

Honeytrap: Media bashing of the Army on false pretext

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2012

On July 11, 2012 at approximately 6 pm one of the most responsible news channel in India claimed that an officer of Indian Army was caught in a honeytrap in a five-star hotel by the...

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Nervous China may attack India!

Nervous China may attack India!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 10 Jul , 2012

China will launch an attack on India before 2012. There are multiple reasons for a desperate Beijing to teach India the final lesson, thereby ensuring Chinese supremacy in Asia in this century....

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The danger from China

The danger from China

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 06 Jul , 2012

The multi-dimensional threat between 2011 and 2014 from China is real. Taken aback by screaming headlines in the media that nervous China may attack India in 2012, two former generals who...

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Time New Delhi calls Islamabad’s Bluff!

Time New Delhi calls Islamabad’s Bluff!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jun , 2012

Pakistan once again managed to befool New Delhi and the Indian media through its diversionary tactics. They cleverly diverted the attention from the unfolding big Abu Jindal story, where...

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Abu Jundal: New Delhi must change as Islamabad will never!

Abu Jundal: New Delhi must change as Islamabad will never!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jun , 2012

Prima facie it appears that Abu Jundal and Abu Hamza are assumed names of an Indian citizen, Syed Zabuddin Ansari. Lashkar-e-Toiba normally provides such assumed identities to its operators. The...

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Why India needs a survival strategy

Why India needs a survival strategy

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 20 Jun , 2012

Imperial China first gobbled up pacifist Tibet and now demands major territorial concessions from pacifist India to protect the flanks of the conquered land. With the imminent withdrawal of the...

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India's Shrinking Influence

India's Shrinking Influence

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 15 Jun , 2012

Despite India’s pretensions of an emerging great power, its influence is shrinking -both, internally as well as on its external periphery. Internally, Naxalites and insurgent outfits control...

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Iran-Israel spat: National Interest is Supreme

Iran-Israel spat: National Interest is Supreme

By: Bharat Verma | Date: 13 Apr , 2012

India appears to be caught in crossfire between Iran and Israel. New Delhi should evaluate the strategic dividends that accrue from Iran and Israel before it responds to the developing...

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Iran-Israel spat: National Interest is Supreme

Iran-Israel spat: National Interest is Supreme

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Feb , 2012

India appears to be caught in crossfire between Iran and Israel. New Delhi should evaluate the strategic dividends that accrue from Iran and Israel before it responds to the developing...

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 IAF shifting from 'bullock cart' technology to 'Mercedez Benz' expertise

IAF shifting from 'bullock cart' technology to 'Mercedez Benz' expertise

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2012

Primary key to India’s emergence as a successful global power lies on the ability to acquire and imbibe superior defence technologies in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century. It is...

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Pakistan at War with Itself

Pakistan at War with Itself

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 02 Feb , 2012

In the coming years, Islamabad will remain pre-occupied with internal strife without respite due to multiple contradictions arising out of the use of terrorism primarily against New Delhi as a...

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Is Memogate Scandal planted by ISI?

Is Memogate Scandal planted by ISI?

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2012

Pakistan is known NATO ally of United States. The Ambassador of Pakistan therefore is a very important player in Washington. He has full access to the top people both in the State Department and...

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Game Plan for Return of Musharraf

Game Plan for Return of Musharraf

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2012

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> There is a clear link between Musharraf’s announcements to fight elections in 2012 and lead his party, propping up of Imran Khan, and Pakistan Army and the ISI. In a pre-planned move Musharraf...

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