Most defence and security analysts these days are busy writing about Chinese aggression on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh. It has become a favourite playground for all known and unknown Indian thinkers. Some attribute too many capabilities to China while some others pooh pooh Chinese military superiority. Some even guesstimate of a Two front war.
At the same time, China is busy raking up internal friction within India and this is going unnoticed. The book on the ‘Delhi Riots’ by Monica Arora does point out the role of leftist organisations of India. There is no doubt that these organisations are direct and indirect protégés of China.
The Chinese LAC fever is gripping the nation (literally too, India is lying prostrate with Chinese Wuhan Virus internally). Unfortunately, only a cursory glance is given to events of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, Hathras and Balrampur in UP; Bengaluru riots, Karolli in Rajasthan, the Gold scam in Kerala. Is the Indian intelligentsia so naive that it thinks that these events were isolated and disconcerted?
One must see that the foremost danger to India was from its ‘strategic disunity’ and not necessarily from China’s hybrid war or Pakistan sponsored terrorism. It is the ‘enemy within’ who was nibbling at its unity. Events like Shaheen Bagh and Hathras are its manifestations.
"These people are undoubtedly rapists of Indian Sovereignty and Democracy. Media, politicians of all hue and cry, businessmen — all are agents provocateurs of disruption and disunity."
Historically speaking, India has been a votary of ‘strategic restraint’ and ‘peaceful tolerance of enemies’ since the Kalinga War of 265 BC. Ashoka the great, had turned this country into a country of nincompoops. Peace and magnanimity became India’s USP. Prithviraj Chauhan suffered from this magnanimity against Mohammed Ghori and paid the price when finally he lost to him.
Betrayal for personal gains has been the hallmark of India’s history of two millenniums. Foreign invaders have conquered India piecemeal with a handful of foreign soldiers, whether it was Babur or Lord Clive .
Indian kings and princes fought foreigners individually. There was no ‘United Stand’ ever. In fact, India was enslaved through betrayal and deceit of its own people. To cite a few, King Dahir of Sindh, Prithvi Raj Chauhan of Delhi, Rana Sangha of Mewar at Khanwa, Nawab Sirajudaula of Bengal and Scions of Maharaja Ranjit Singh — all were betrayed by their own people.
It is happening even today, whether you are a regional satrap or a leftist thinker, like Gautam Navalakha (allegedly with ISI connections) or even a descendant of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. The worst is that these people live honourably in this country by selling its interests.
Why doesn't the Indian government investigate as to how China got a big entry into Indian business, politics and development projects after the Congress Party General Secretary had signed a strategic partnership Agreement with the CCP on 7 August 2008? Why was he not being investigated as to what document he had signed? Why did he meet Chinese Ambassador during the Doka La crisis in July 2017? And today the same person shouts at the top of his voice that if he were the ruler, he would have thrown out the Chinese like flies out of milk.
China has entered, today, in every bit of Indian socio-politico and economic life. Banning of 150 odd apps does not reduce China’s support to internal enemies of India. Indian businessmen are in Chinese laps.
Some Indian thinkers might be working for China. Spate of some articles in Indian media obliquely favour China. And some frustrated politicians, out of power, vent their frustration by looking towards China. Did you hear what Farook Abdulla had said the other day? He wants Chinese to intervene to undo revocation of Article 370 and he is the member of Indian Rajya Sabha!
These people are undoubtedly rapists of Indian Sovereignty and Democracy. Media, politicians of all hue and cry, businessmen — all are agents provocateurs of disruption and disunity. Look at what led to Hathras, the Kerala Gold scam, Shaheen Bagh, the migrant chaos during the pandemic, farmers protests and lawlessness in Punjab, J&K, Maharashtra , West Bengal, Karnataka and Kerala?
Our political leaders do not act according to national interests but personal likes and dislikes. Do you know why the Kashmir problem was not resolved in 1971? Here is what Tariq Ali, a Pakistani author of ‘The Duel, tells you through his questions with Indra Gandhi.
"India has always been betrayed from within— by the traitors who mask their personal ambitions as peace, tolerance and secularism. Therefore, India ought to bother more for its internal weakness."
To a question by Tariq Ali to Indra Gandhi, whether India contemplated a war against West Pakistan after liberating Bangladesh in 1971, She had replied, by mimicking Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw :—
“Let me tell you something,” she said. “And this is about our Generals. After Pakistan had surrendered, General Manekshaw walked into this very office and saluted me.”
Mrs. Gandhi, like Zulfiqar Bhutto, was a good mimic, and her description was very diverting. What she then described surprised me a great deal. After the salute Manekshaw asked her whether the military high command had permission to “finish the job.”
This meant crossing the border and taking West Pakistan. Given the demoralized state of the Pakistan army, the outcome was preordained unless the Chinese and the United States entered the conflict.
“This being India,” Mrs. Gandhi continued, “I thanked the general and said the cabinet would consider the suggestion.”
She then summoned an urgent cabinet meeting. “When I reported the military request, the ministers were initially very excited and many of them were prepared to go along with it. When the meeting began, I was alone. When it ended, I had a unanimous vote for an immediate ceasefire."
She was so enamoured by ZA Bhutto that she had released not only 93,000 PWs but would have gone to war with Pakistan in 1979 to save Bhutto from being hanged. Read here:—
Tariq Ali quotes Indra Gandhi, suggesting that Indra Gandhi could have initiated another war on Pakistan in 1979---- “To Save Her Friend Z A Bhutto”
What a revelation! He quotes her--------- “Give my regards to Benazir. You know, I was in prison myself when they hanged Bhutto. It upset me a great deal. Had I been prime minister, I would not have let it happen.” So said, Indra Gandhi.
India has always been betrayed from within— by the traitors who mask their personal ambitions as peace, tolerance and secularism. Therefore, India ought to bother more for its internal weakness.
Strange protests in the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, some years ago, were organized to protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru, a terrorist accused of the Attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001. He was convicted and hanged in February 2013. The protest was carried out under the premise of freedom of speech. Anti India slogans were openly raised and the nation was ridiculed in its own capital. How disgusting it was? Is this freedom of speech or secularism?
"Shaheen Bagh, Hathras manipulations are representative duplication of JNU events. This aids anti-national elements, too. The threat to India is more from enemies within. Time to wake up to this strategic disunity..."
On top of this, please note, JNU has room rent @ Rs 11/- per month. Annual fee is Rs 219/- per year payable in two installments. Mess bills are subsidised through free manpower and infrastructure. More and more hostels are being made to loot the taxpayer's money and further worsen the problem. 11 hostels were there in 1990 now 22. More outsiders and illegal persons can now stay in hostels at night. Are we rearing up snakes with taxpayers money?
Is it a proper use of taxpayers money? One professor for every 15 students; Rs three lakh per student Indian government spends for each student of JNU, is it for shouting anti India slogans and pro Pakistan slogans? How tolerant we fools are.
What was more shameful and disgraceful was that a few handful agents of our enemies can deride us in our own homes. Question comes to mind: Is India a soft state? Do its politicians and legal luminaries have no vision?
The Indian judicial and legal system is so weak that it allows all sorts of manipulations by crooks and criminals, who can easily wriggle out of Indian legal system. This aids anti-national elements, too. The threat to India is more from enemies within. It is not understood as to how Indian judicial system allows such anti-nationalists to publicly disgrace India and raise slogans against it. This is not freedom of speech but treason. All those politicians who support them should also be booked for sedition.
Shaheen Bagh, Hathras manipulations are representative duplication of JNU events. This aids anti-national elements, too. The threat to India is more from enemies within. Time to wake up to this strategic disunity and take action to mould the nation as one.
(Col. Rajinder Kushwaha is an ex-NDA, commissioned into 3 Bihar. He is a battle-hardened veteran of the ’71 War & has served extensively in various counter insurgency environments across the country.
He is a renowned author, and a highly respected defence & national security expert and a regular contributor at the 'Fauji India' magazine, ‘Defence and Security Alert’ (DSA), the ‘Indian Defence Review’ (IDR) among others. You can reach him on Twitter: @RajeeKushwaha, Email ID: [email protected])
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