Maven and Spring Enterprise Bundle Repository (in settings.xml)

There is this very informative article about Maven and adding Spring dependencies to your project here.

But I was not able to add the repositories below to my pom.xml and be able to connect with Enterprise Bundle Repository (EBR). I had to add them to my /home/rhasija/.m2/settings.xml file:

<repository>  
    <id>SpringSource Enterprise Bundle Repository – External Bundle Milestones</id>
    <url>http://repository.springsource.com/maven/bundles/milestone</url>
</repository>

<repository>  
    <id>SpringSource Enterprise Bundle Repository – SpringSource Bundle Releases</id>
    <url>http://repository.springsource.com/maven/bundles/release</url>
</repository>

<repository>  
    <id>SpringSource Enterprise Bundle Repository – External Bundle Releases</id>
    <url>http://repository.springsource.com/maven/bundles/external</url>
</repository>  

I am sure I must have done something wrong, but I prefer them to be in settings.xml anyway, instead of adding the above mentioned repositories to every project of mine.