Date: 06 Mar 2010


STRONG MILITARY WITH PROVEN RECORD OF VICTORIES, CORRUPTION RIDDEN DISHONEST GOVERNMENT AND (DAMN) USELESS "GANDHIAN" PACIFIST SHRIMATI ("COW") SUPREME COMMANDER. /////////////////// INVITATION TO DEFEAT, DISASTER AND DEATH.///////////// MIDDLE INDIA (WHAT EMERGED AFTER PARTITION) HAD STRONG AND AUTOCRATIC SUPERMAN TO START WITH, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, WHOSE FIRST ACT OF HIGH TREASON WAS TO ENSURE A CRUSHING DEFEAT FOR THE INDIAN ARMY AT THE VERY MOMENT WHEN HE WAS SEEING THE GLEAM OF HIS OWN FREEDOM & HIGH OFFICE PRECISELY AT MIDNIGHT OF AUGUST 14/15, 1947. THE "SON OF A BITCH" DID NOT CALL UPON THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES TO DEFEND LAHORE AND KARACHI AND A LOT MORE BESIDES. //////////////// THEREAFTER HE ENSURED INSULT AND DEGRADATION FOR THEM BY DECLARING UNILATERAL CEASE FIRE AT THE TIME WHEN THE INDIAN ARMY, WINNERS OF UMPTEEN GALLANTRY AND BRAVERY AWARDS DURING TWO WORLD WARS, WAS ADVANCING TO RECOVER THE WHOLE OF NORTH KASHMIR. NEHRU WAS, IN FACT, HIMSELF THE ENEMY AGENT, YET THE IGNORANT NATION REPOSED FULL FAITH IN HIS PATRIOTISM, COMMAND AND RULE. /////////////// THE SO-CALLED FREE "MIDDLE INDIA" SENT HER ARMY TO FIGHT BATTLES FOR DYNASTY, NOT FOR INDIA, AS SEEN FROM THE RETURN OF CAPTURED TERRITORY OF EAST BENGAL IN 1972 AND THE USELESS "CEASE FIRE" IN SRI LANKA. STILL, THE NATION REMAINED MIGHTY OBLIGED TO NEHRU AND HIS DYNASTY - FROM AUTOCRAT "EMPRESS" INDIRA TO THE NOTORIOUS "BOFORS CHOR" DOWN TO SONIA MAINO AND RAHUL GANDHI WHO IS ABOUT TO IMPORT HIS FOREIGN SPOUSE ANY TIME AND THEN ASCEND THE THRONE OF HINDUSTHAN AS PRIME MINISTER. HE IS ASSURED OF LOYALTY OF NATIVES WHATEVER HE DOES IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF NEHRU, INDIRA AND RAJIV.////////////// THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE INDIAN ARMY IS A SUPERB FIGHTING MACHINE. BUT ONE MUST LOOK AT THE SARI CLAD SUPREME COMMANDER. DOES SHE HAVE GUTS TO LOOK INTO THE EYES OF JAWANS WHEN THEY GIVE HER SALUTE? WILL SHE GIVE ORDERS TO FIRE OR CEASE FIRE? MOST PROBABLY THE LATTER! ///////////// IF WE SEE THE THOUSAND YEARS' HISTORY OF THIS HINDU NATION THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE FLAG THAT FLIES OVER LAHORE TODAY IS WAITING TO BE FLOWN OVER DELHI EVENTUALLY, WITH SO MANY GANDHIAN PACIFISTS AND FRIENDS OF ISLAM ALL OVER PARTITIONED INDIA. //////////////// THE ENEMY MAY NOT EVEN HAVE TO FIRE A GUN TO CAPTURE DELHI. WHAT GUNS DID THEY FIRE TO CAPTURE LAHORE AND KARACHI, AND EAST BENGAL, TOO?/////////// =============OOOOOOOOOOOOO===================== THE TIMES OF INDIA/////////////// //////////////// THE TIMES OF IDEA ///////////// REBOOTING INDIA /////////////// Be Civil With The Military///////// ///////////// One of the cornerstones of democracy is a healthy civil-military relationship. India stands out as one of the great success stories here. Its military has thankfully stayed out of the hurly-burly of politics, and Indian democracy has been the longest standing in the developing world. Yet, we should not conclude that all is well with civil-military relations in India. /////////////// India is not on the edge of a coup or a revolt by its military. However, over the years, the civil-military relationship has not kept up with global and Indian changes. For the sake of democracy and security, and both are under challenge from various directions, we need to pay serious attention to the relationship. We think that discussion of civil-military issues will encourage subversive thoughts, but the truth is that our refusal to discuss the state of civil-military relations could undermine our democracy and our security. /////////////// The first thing that needs to be emphasised is that civilmilitary relations are dynamic, not static and defined for all time. In the life of the nation, they will evolve, as much as any other set of relationships will change. Many of the early decisions after 1947 about the appropriate balance between the civil and the military have stood the test of time, but we cannot expect the original boundaries to remain. Changes outside India and within India in the political system, society, and economy will challenge the civil-military boundary constantly. The threat of war, the advent of nuclear weapons, the emergence of new military technologies, the growth of terrorism and insurgency, the proliferation of other forms of internal emergency (communal and ethnic violence, disasters), the new patterns of military recruitment, the status of the military profession and the civil services compared to business life, the economic opportunities in the private sector, amongst other things, are all affecting the relationship between the civil and the military. /////////////// Secondly, the balance between the civil and the military is crucial. The balance can be achieved by control of the military and by its own sense of professionalism. Control implies a series of imposed rules and procedures that limit the authority, jurisdiction and decisions of the military. Professionalism – living by the tenets of the profession, that is, by its internal values and rules – will supplement control by encouraging the military to occupy itself with what it does best, which is to think about the use of violence on behalf of the state. India has done relatively well here, but we must recognise that both elements of the balance need to be revisited. Are the controls sufficient, deficient or excessive? Is professionalism still strong and vital, or is it being eroded? ////////////// Thirdly, while we worry that the military might stray across into the civilian sphere, there is a growing sense that the balance is being damaged by the civilians. Civilian authorities have made mistakes – some of omission but others of commission. Civilians have not sufficiently involved the military in issues where military advice and involvement is proper and vital, that is, on issues relating to national security. The military’s role in threat assessment and military acquisitions has been unduly restricted. Its thinking on nuclear weapons has never been sufficiently sought or discussed. Military personnel, given their expertise, should staff defence ministry positions and positions in the National Security Council. The appointment of a one-point adviser in the person of a chief of defence staff remains to be made. //////////////// Finally, there are matters relating to the terms and conditions of service – pay and perquisites but, also, very importantly, the care of military families. The men and women of the armed forces have been on the front lines of violence for the past 25 years without a break, and there is not enough recognition of the stresses that they operate under and the terrible disruptions and strains that affect their families. //////////////// The military in India is an enormous power at the disposal of the state – a power that regrettably must sometimes be used for security and in defence of democracy. This power must be tended and nurtured, with subtlety, sympathy, and grace, or else we risk grave danger to our republic. ////////////// 000000000