I am not an expert in matters relating to Defence, but I do read as to what is being generally reported in certain section of media.
In the last few years, Armed Forces seem to have been sidelined on many issues, including hierarchy, though; Armed Forces have always been leading from the front.
In the last about a decade and the first time in independent, India under current Defence Minister!!
Army Chief has rebelled.
Ex-Air force Chief has been charge sheeted.
Naval Chief has quit before completion of his term.
The story of young officers laying down their life leading from the front is also among the common theme running across most recent naval mishaps. Lt Commander Kapish Muwal and Lt Manoranjan Kumar also died heroically aboard INS Sindhuratna.Commander Kuntal Wadha, chief engineer-designate of INS Kolkotta who was killed in accident recently. (TOI)
India has the second largest standing Army in the world, though it is miserably short of hardware. As per norms, we should have War Wastage Reserves for 40 days of intense fighting whereas India has it only for less than 20 days. According to a statement by the COAS (TOI 24/3/14), India will have 50% WWR by 2015 and will complete it by 2019.What has the Govt been doing for last ten years remains a mystery.
China and Pakistan must be readying the best defence strategies against a weakening Indian defence forces. Gwadar port in Baluch has been handed over to China by Pakistan. China completes encirclement of India, Coco Island, Burma, Hamanthota, SriLanka and now Gwadar.
Pakistan still claims part of J&K as its territory.
China still claims Arunachal Pradesh as its territory.
Islamist outfit Shahadat-e al-Hikima, formed in Feb 2003, has been propagating West Bengal as a part of Bangladesh.
We have believed in a lot of crap for years about Aman-Ki-Asha and Hindi –Chini-Bhai-Bhai. Some in Pakistan must be feeling that one “AMAN” might exploit “ASHA”. We must be naive to believe that Pakis or Chinis believe in these slogans. They do not.
Interestingly, or shall we say, surprisingly, India’s China policy is driven by Ministry of External Affairs and China Study group and not by the Military.
In the midst of all this, Indian foreign minister terms Chinese intrusions as “ACNE”
India’s integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals supported by China via intermediaries such as Nepal, and (iii) Dravidian and Dalit identity separatism being fostered by the West in the name of human rights……(.Breaking India )by Rajeev Malhotra
Let us hope, in coming days and years, Indian defence forces get complete support from the Government in power.
Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW.