Indian Defence Review: Apr-Jun 2012, Volume 27

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Bharat Verma
Lancer Publishers, Jan 19, 2013 - History - 160 pages
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'Indian Defence Review' is a quarterly publication which summarises opinions and strategic responses on the sub-continent. In addition to defence and security analyses, each issue also includes regular features on aerospace trends, naval affairs and army force developments, including the latest arms transfer and news.
 

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Contents

AprJun 2012 Vol 27
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TRANSPORT FLEET OF THE INDIAN AIR FORCE
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Future Military Engines
18
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
25
Author and a Senior Journalist INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES
34
Prakash Nanda
41
B Ra ma
51
Production and Acquisition Indian Navy
70
EditorinChief wvwvistreamcom
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Excellence in Journalism
92
Lt Gen Harwant Singh
100
INDIGENOUS WARSHIP BUILDING
113
A Dream to Realise
127
THE ARMED FORCES SPECIAL POWERS ACT IAFSPA
134
july and october from new delhi THE POLITICAL DIMENSIONS OF SINOINDIA RELATIONS
140
IS THE NEW DEFENCE OFFSET POLICY BOLD ENOUGH?
155

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Bharat Verma, a former Cavalry Officer is Editor, Indian Defence Review, frequently appears on television as a commentator and is author of the books, Fault Lines and Indian Armed Forces.Two events impacted on me when my mother passed away.I was six-plus.In 1958 I was sent to the Scindia School, Gwalior. Till 1968 this remained my new home. The school equipped me with extraordinary diverse skills.My mother left behind a large library of books. On long school breaks, I devoured them with zeal.Both happenings instilled in me a streak of independence and analytical skills.My father's honesty and integrity left a deep impression on me.By the time I reached Class VII, I was determined to join the Indian Army.During graduation at Indore Christian College, I was fascinated with Political Science and Geopolitics.The President of India was pleased to grant me Commission in the Army in 1972. I joined the 69 Armoured Regiment and later transferred to raise 84 Armoured Regiment. I returned my Commission to the President with gratitude in 1977.Military training instilled in me extraordinary stand-alone capabilities.I am neither a formally trained publisher nor an editor. These skills were learnt on the streets of Delhi. I set up Lancer in 1979, the first dedicated military publishing house in India. Subsequently, I launched Indian Defence Review in 1986.I am the editor since 1998.

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