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jaipur, rajasthan, India
retired Army Colonel

Thursday, June 6, 2013


What we may be calling as unnatural in the society today, is it not possible that an evolution has just begun? The living beings evolve continuously and the nature adapts to it; and mind you the vice-versa is true as well.
The gay relationships, fading away of human basic instinct of procreation- specially amongst females, confronting sexual hunger head-on and stripping it off the maze called love, relinquishing the parental care, suckling the newborns etc are few such examples. We for sure are evolving to a next level; for some it could be a sad story. Is that the ongoing “gender war and truce” heading for a unisexual society of hermaphrodites? Not immediately but say after some thousand years? I am not sure but it looks like not impossible. Fast increasing of IQ levels in each progressing generation with a catalyst of accelerated growth in science and technology is throwing much loftier options as against the basic natural instincts, we elder humans have been captive of!

 Chaachaa!  why are we faced with so many options in life? It is impossible to decide and choose.” asked one of my nieces. She was so right. Whenever surfing net or the TV channels, I for one find it difficult to decide and choose. The communications viz: voice, data, video or  physical travel  have entered fourth generation and opened avenues possibly good enough to distract us from our basic instincts. The plenitude of information availability has out grown largely the time and space. Too much to do in so little time! What to catch and what to discard is not easy. In fact you cannot see all the options to choose the best from. We may end up choosing nothing, yet keep wandering in hope of the best. We may wish  and chart so much to-do before thinking of any sort of settlement or commitment. A lifetime may be too short to do everything we desire to do. So where is the time? Some decades back there were few options, gated and channeled life, designated charter and role for each relation, few resources, few contacts etc. 
Does it mean we would evolve humans sans love, womb, sex, parents, and siblings??????

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chinese Intrusion

Indian bankruptcy of its National Strategy and pragmatic leadership is not a whistle blown from trumpets of WikiLeaks but a brooding repetitive thought with a despair. Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, like a novice jumped to accept Chinese suzerainty over Tibet, rather bargaining to have the Indo-Tibet Border demarcated as a prelude to our generosity. We withdrew from Chumbi Valley and Askai Chin areas as a good neighbourly gesture. Yet, Chinese Army rode down the Himalayas outraging the Indian integrity. Our Army took 9 years to come out of the scare of abominable Chinaman and the mirage of never ending  assaulting waves of PLA assaulting one after the other.

WW II was fought between the Allied and Axis Forces, in a third country as the battle ground, and the British training pamphlets sprouted from there. Even prior to that WW I had the similar deployment and the strategy or tactical concepts dwell in that context. Our bookish Generalship and incompetent political leadership could not read a simple cast that we from the times of history have the raiders from North and the Sea. We have frontiers and not borders with our neighbours. British India and Republic of India are two states with  different geo-political influence. Before, we regroup to protect our fence it has to be erected in its first place. 1962 lessons were drawn down the drain or whiskey in the officer's messes. we left 150Km of territory in Arunachal undeveloped so that Chinese forces find difficult logistically invade us and we need not defend it. How do you like that? Thanks to General Sundarji we had "Op Falcon" launched in response to Wang-drung-Chu intrusion. Instead of developing politico-military deterence we thinned out inwake of growing better relations and cutting costs. Any layman will tell why should Chinese invade? They can keep nibbling and inching forward. They have permanent defences, permanent logistic bases and not occupying a Firm Base or vulnerable Logistic echelons like British Armies had fighting Germans in France or in North Africa. Chinese have decades and not H-hour based time plan. we were to put our military acumen together to evolve a Border-Frontier and LAC management strategy as well as tactical drills.

But we neither made fence nor thought of protecting it. to make the matter worse we had a division of the subcontinent which also had no fence demarcated. in 1971, we had created history and master piece of  a 'total victory'. We ran out from Bangla Desh little slower than a retreating or fleeting Army. We could have relinquished Bangala Desh deliberately only after erecting our fence with her public ratification. Are these rocket science in political maneuvers?

Today, we have LAC and disputed borders all around. A simple old adage that  "neater fence make good neighbours" never made sense to our imbecile strategic leadership, both military and political.