Item description for INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW: Volume 22 (1) January - March 2007 by Bharat Verma...
Indian Defense Review (IDR) is India's best-known defense journal. Over the year the journal has attained the "most quoted" status by defense and security analysts worldwide. The journal offers an incisive analysis of defense and politico-security affairs focused on Asia.In addition to defense and security analyses, each issue includes regular feature sections on aerospace trends, naval affairs, and army force developments, including the latest arms transfers and news.Indian Defense Review, a quarterly journal, is read by almost all leading policy makers at senior bureaucratic, political and military levels. Time and again, the incisive analyses in the Indian Defense Review have helped form opinions and shape strategic responses on the sub-continent."India's best known military publication."- India Today"a premier strategic affairs think tank."- Hindustan Times"The most impressive publication."- The Economic Times"the most impressive, useful and independent publication.."- The Tribune"Indian Defense Review prides itself on being a sober, pragmatic, mainstream journal."- Professor John W. Garver, in the book entitled, "India As An Emerging Power"
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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.