Generally speaking a new name for the post of Chief of the Army Staff is announced two months prior to the current incumbent demitting office. So, why this indecent hurry now? Well, the party in power has lost the electoral battle in mind and wish to appoint the new Chief before losing the battle on ground. Is it ethical? Who cares for Ethics when every minister in power now works for himself and then for his party.
Let us recall how Krishna Menon, the Defence Minister in the Nehru cabinet had fractured the rank structure and concept of loyalty in the Indian Army. What was the result? India suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Chinese PLA and Krishna Menon had to resign. Nehru escaped losing his post by the skin of his teeth but lost his life after suffering a stroke post India- China war.
The Congress led UPA government has not bought any armament worth the name in its ten year misrule. Bofors gun was bought a quarter of a century ago and the artillery of other countries, especially China, have made tremendous progress in all domains of armaments on ground, in air and on high seas. Why is India lagging behind and is unprepared to go to war with the known and sworn enemies across the borders. Corruption has eaten into the vitals of the Nation and the Black Money thus gathered by the corrupt Indian politicians has been stashed into foreign banks illegally. So, where is the money to modernize the Indian Armed Forces? AK Antony, with the blessings of Sonia Gandhi and the “Accidental Prime Minister” will put in Chief’s chair a man who won’t question the wrong doings of the present government. Disgraceful show Indeed.
One Point Programme
The Congress led UPA government has just one-point programme. Prevent Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister of India. The Congress government has lost legal battles against Modi in all courts of law, including the Apex Court, and has now activated its dirty tricks department to fix the arch rival by hook or crook. Kapil Sibal has now got an opportunity to prove that he is more loyal than the king, read Queen in this case. He has mounted the last arrow in his quiver on the bow. He says that the judge to investigate the Snoopgate will be appointed before 16 May 2014.
Please note the date. It is on 16 May 2014 that the results of the nine-round elections to the Lok Sabha will be announced. Thereafter all illegal orders of the present corrupt government, of which Kapil Sibal is a part, will be torn and thrown into the waste paper basket. When the entire government is at a loss to decide what to do and what not to do, Kapil Sibal is sitting on his hobby horse of Prosecution in the merry go-round. Alas! There is little to make merry. There will be a lot for him and his cohorts to mourn for. Our condolences for the fallen fellows.
A word for the meek Manmohan before I sign off. He will do a good turn to his friends in Pakistan by briefing them about the change in government in New Delhi. He should advise them not to follow old policy of sabre rattling as the new government knows the idiom “Eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth”. The new government will be based on the Vedic principle of using Vajra for an enemy who harbours ill will India.