Bharat 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates58.927 : -41.666[e]
Spectral classF2III[1][2]
Recharge station(s)None[1]

The Bharat system was the location of at least one habitable world, Bharat IV, and as of 3145 was located in the Tikonov Commonality of the Capellan Confederation.[3][4]

System Description[edit]

The Bharat system is located close to the Hamal and Nopah systems.[3][4]

System History[edit]

The Bharat system was colonized prior to the foundation of the Capellan Confederation in the mid-twenty-fourth century[5] and consists of a class F2III primary orbited by five planets.[2]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Bharat IV[edit]

Orbital view
Orbital view
System position Fourth[1][2]
Jump point
12 days[1]
Moons None[1][2]
Surface gravity 0.6[2]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[2]
Equatorial temperature 30°C[2]
Surface water 70%[2]
Highest native life Mammal[1][2]
Reference Year 3025[1] - 3130[2]
Ruler Lord Mengist Kerpten (3025)[1]
Roland Iqbal, Governor (3130)[27]
A. Frederic Eckles, Legate (3130)[2][27]
Capital Chakra[2]
Population 1,817,000,000 (3025)[1]
697,000,000 (3130)[2][27]
HPG (Representative) B (Precentor Felicia Beaufort)[1]

Bharat IV - more commonly known simply as Bharat - is the fourth planet of five in the Bharat system and has been home to at least one notable military defense manufacturer, Killosh Industries.[2]

Planetary History[edit]

Bharat was originally settled by colonists from Terra's Indian subcontinent. As part of that colonization effort they brought with them many Terran tree species. By the time of the Star League, Bharat was one of the largest exporters of rare hardwoods in the Inner Sphere. The world's only military manufacturer was Killosh Industries, notable for producing the Magi tank, but they retooled to produce civilian logging equipment to avoid bankruptcy during the Star League era.[2]

For most of the Succession Wars, Bharat was controlled by the Capellan Confederation. In addition to its traditional exotic wood exports, Bharat hosted wealthy Capellans who would hunt the world's flora and fauna or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. When the world was taken by the Federated Suns in the Fourth Succession War, this trend continued, with wealthy Capellans being replaced by wealthy Lyrans and Federates.[2]

The Word of Blake launched a wave of attacks during the first two weeks of July 3069 that targeted the worlds of Bharat, Deneb Kaitos, Ingress, Kawich and Ruchbah. Bharat was one of the worlds to fall in the face of a conventional assault, and was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate.[21] Later in the Jihad the Word of Blake established several "reeducation" camps on the world. The Blakist forces stationed on the world eventually strangled the tourism industry, but fortunately for Bharat the exotic wood export industry remains strong.[2]

During Operation SCOUR Major General Walter White-Davion of the Fifth Crucis Lancers - and effectively the senior officer in charge of Group I of the Federated Suns front of Operation SCOUR - contacted the front commander, Field Marshal Katheryn Sandoval-Ito in July 3077 to express his concerns over the plan to attack Bharat. Citing the report given by Colonel Jasmine Cross of the AFFS Engineering Corps on the fall of the Fox's Den on New Avalon to the Word of Blake earlier in the Jihad, White-Davion argued that the fortress established by the Word on Bharat would take far more by way of heavy equipment and engineering specialists to breach than was currently available, and risked turning into a military disaster if the task force wasn't correctly prepared.[28]

It was subsequently noted in media outlets within the Federated Suns that Bharat had been liberated by the end of 3077 despite the determined resistance offered by the Blakist forces on the planet; allegedly, the first 'Mech to breach the walls of the fortress on Bharat that Major General White-Davion had flagged was Field Marshal Sandoval-Ito, piloting her personal 'Mech, a vintage Devastator.[29] On the 9th of November 3077 the Word of Blake news service, Voice of Truth, issued a broadcast alleging that the allied coalition forces on Bharat had deliberately shelled a refugee camp during the battle for the world.[30]

Dark Age[edit]

Between 3110 and 3130 DiNapoli Industries founded a number of light manufacturing divisions on Bharat, producing items to support DiNapoli heavy manufacturing divisions on other worlds, primarily Ankaa. Following the takeover of DiNapoli Industries by Jacob Bannson in 3132, Bannson attempted to close the divisions on Bharat and laid of large numbers of workers, despite widespread union protest.[31]

Planetary Rulers[edit]


  • Lord Mengist Kerpten[1]


  • Planetary Governor Roland Iqbal[2]
  • Planetary Legate Frederic Eckles[2]

Military Deployment[edit]



Bharat has three continents named Veerta, Vidya and Vinamrata. Vidya is located in the southern hemisphere, while Veerta and Vinamrata are located in the northern hemisphere.[2]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Chakra: planetary capital city, located on Vidya[2]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 80 systems (80 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Hamal 6.2 Nopah 8.2 Slocum 10.6 Azha 11.1
Kawich 13.2 Basalt 14.6 Woodstock 15.5 Yangtze 16.7
Arboris 18.6 Ruchbah 18.9 Acamar 19.6 Tigress 19.9
Kansu 20.1 Alpha Eridani 20.6 Fletcher 21.8 Ingress 24.8
Ningpo 25.5 Alrescha 26.7 Algol 26.8 Genoa 26.9
Bex 27.0 Sheratan 27.1 Angol 29.1 Deneb Kaitos 29.3
Buchlau 29.3 New Hessen 29.5 Hean 31.4 Conwy 35.1
Small World 35.4 Ankaa 36.0 Cynthiana 36.5 Terra Firma 37.3
Nanking 37.6 Tybalt 37.6 Halloran 38.0 Rio 38.7
Pleione 38.7 Epsilon Indi 39.6 Poznan 39.7 Aldebaran 41.0
Gan Singh 41.8 Addicks 42.8 Demeter 42.9 New Florence 43.7
Tikonov 43.9 Zurich 44.3 Epsilon Eridani 45.4 Errai 45.6
Mira 45.7 Mesartim 45.8 Northwind 46.0 Almach 46.4
New Aragon 47.7 Lockdale 48.0 Algot 49.1 Bhaktapur 50.4
New Rhodes 50.5 Towne 50.7 Capolla 50.9 New Stevens 51.0
Shensi 51.1 Ozawa 51.4 Helen 51.7 Mirach 52.0
Ronel 53.6 Brownsville 53.8 Bryant 53.9 Hsien 54.7
Quentin 55.6 Hunan 55.7 Manennaia 57.1 Caselton 57.3
Tianamon 57.9 Chisholm 58.1 Styk 58.3 Pokhara 58.6
New Home 59.3 St. Andre 59.4 New Canton 59.5 Menkar 59.6


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