Articles By Bharat Verma

MoD extends battle winning advantage to the enemy!

MoD extends battle winning advantage to the enemy!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2012

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) with its superfluous layers of bureaucracy and the complicated defence procurement procedures, has not only delayed the modernization of armed forces but its...

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Threat from China

Threat from China

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 23.2 Apr-Jul 2008 | Date: 27 Nov , 2011

New Delhi’s portrayal of the humiliating defeat at the hands of Chinese in 1962  as ‘betrayal’ and ‘surprise’ is untrue. The pacifist Indian leadership that was crying hoarse from...

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Why India is unable to prevent terrorist attack?

Why India is unable to prevent terrorist attack?

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 26.4 Oct-Dec 2011 | Date: 16 Oct , 2011

The fact that the terrorists could target Delhi High Court twice within months with ease, displays the unprecedented helplessness of the state. Since the High Court is adjacent to the Parliament...

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Develop Cutting Edge Defense Industries

Develop Cutting Edge Defense Industries

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 18 Sep , 2011

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> To develop cutting edge defense industries, New Delhi must eschew the inherent divisive tendencies. Instead of consolidating Aero India 2009 as the foremost Asian aerospace show, we reduced its...

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Mainstream India's Military Power

Mainstream India's Military Power

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 21 Aug , 2011

On attaining independence, the first question that should have continually been thrown up was “What are the infirmities in our character that have made India remain under foreign rule and...

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The Winnable War

The Winnable War

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 21.3 Jul-Sep 2006 | Date: 01 Jul , 2011

 On a scale of 1 to 10, an American editor of a defence newspaper told me that his threat perception on terror attacks inside the United States would merit an eight. A German minister rated it...

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India needs an intelligent strategy

India needs an intelligent strategy

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 20.2 Apr-Jun 2005 | Date: 28 Mar , 2011

By a turn of good fortune, geo-political factors today favor India. We are perhaps the only country in the world with unique access to opposing camps, consisting of major and minor powers or...

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Five Star CDS is a necessity

Five Star CDS is a necessity

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 20.2 Apr-Jun 2005 | Date: 09 Mar , 2011

The divisive Indian culture continues to act as the principal destroyer of consolidation of military power by dithering over the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The ‘divide and...

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Defence Budget: Tinkering with commas and full stops

Defence Budget: Tinkering with commas and full stops

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2011

The presentation of annual defence budget is an exercise in futility. The increase in defence budget from Rs.147,344 crores in fiscal 2010-11 to 164,415 crores in fiscal 2011-12, reflects a gain...

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Modernisation of Defence Forces

Modernisation of Defence Forces

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

India will pay heavy price in the long run, if it continues to compromise its superiority in military power balance vis-à-vis China and Pakistan. Both, China and Pakistan have a diabolical plan...

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Rafael: negotiating JV's with Indian PSU

Rafael: negotiating JV's with Indian PSU

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Interview with Lova Drori, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Rafael Can you briefly outline the domestic as well as global profile of Rafael? Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. develops...

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Honeywell technologies power military readiness

Honeywell technologies power military readiness

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Interview with Pritam Bhavnani, President, Honeywell Aerospace, India What are the joint ventures and partnerships that Honeywell Aerospace has entered into as a part of your effort to penetrate...

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HAL: Transforming into a competitive player

HAL: Transforming into a competitive player

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 10 Feb , 2011

Interview with Ashok Nayak, Chairman Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Could you please give an overview of the milestones crossed since you assumed charge as Chairman HAL nearly two years...

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Eurofighter: Objective to win India as a key partner

Eurofighter: Objective to win India as a key partner

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 10 Feb , 2011

Interview with Bernhard Gerwert, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurofighter GmbH and CEO Cassidian Air Systems How do you see Eurofighter Typhoon positioned in India’s MMRCA...

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F-16IN exceeds all requirements of the MMRCA: Roger Rose

F-16IN exceeds all requirements of the MMRCA: Roger Rose

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 10 Feb , 2011

Interview with Roger Rose, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India The mega deal for 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force is expected to be finalised in the near future....

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Northrop supports broadening of technology transfer

Northrop supports broadening of technology transfer

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

Interview with William J Schaefer, Sector Vice President, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Could you please outline the global profile of the company and briefly describe the history of its...

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Boeing Committed to long term partnership

Boeing Committed to long term partnership

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

Interview with Richard S. McCrary, Director International Business Development, Boeing Military Aircraft. The F/A 18A, the forerunner of the Super Hornet was rolled out in 1978. What is the...

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Military Power: key to India's future

Military Power: key to India's future

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 15.3 Jul-Sep 2000 | Date: 26 Jan , 2011

Despite the possible dawn of a democratic world order with the advent of the 21st Century, India continues to be saddled with a contradictory strategic environment. By virtue of the demographic...

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French Forces in Indian Ocean

French Forces in Indian Ocean

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2010

Today, only two foreign navies maintain a permanent presence in the Indian Ocean i.e. the United States Navy and the French Navy. Bharat Verma interviewed Rear Admiral Jacques Launay, Joint...

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Defence Technologies Key to India's Security

Defence Technologies Key to India's Security

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 26.3 July - Sept 2011 | Date: 01 Dec , 2010

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. The...

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