“India has the potential to be to Asia, what America is to the world – a symbol of hope, liberty and freedom.”
From aggressive, devious neighbours to well-armed internal insurgents, the list of those taking aim at our nation is long. Our morally bankrupt political system and blinkered bureaucracy only compounds the mess.
As the editor of Indian Defence Review, Bharat Verma lives by a simple philosophy: ‘Don’t give me a list of problems, give me solutions.’
Solutions are what he offers in this sequel to Fault Lines, a compilation of his writings since then.
From ways to counter China’s imperial ambitions, to why a splintered Pakistan is in India’s interest.
Why we need to develop not just cutting edge defence industries but also have an offensive orientation against those gunning for our democracy.
Because at the end of the day, national interest is supreme.
In this riveting series of columns, Verma takes a 360 degree look at the strategic and military challenges facing India today, and suggests ways and means to overcome them.
Develop cutting edge Defence Industries
Nervous China may attack India
India must counter China’s imperial ambitions
Unprepared and unwilling
Blueprint to tackle the Maoists
China’s ‘New Cold War’ puts democracies in danger
The danger from China: 2011–2014
If Pakistan splinters…
Shrinking military capabilities
Defence technologies key to India’s security
Why New Delhi is unable to prevent terrorist attacks?
The myths on Pakistan
IAF: From 'bullock cart' to 'Mercedez Benz'
Pakistan at war with itself
Abu Jundal: New Delhi must change as Islamabad will never!
Time New Delhi calls Islamabad’s Bluff!
Strategic assertion indispensable for India’s survival
Lessons from Kargil
1962: The Nehruvian Blunder
End the neglect of the military
Chinese are Coming…
The Chinese game plan
Military: The grid of violence
Defence Industry: Reach for the sky!
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Author: Bharat Verma