My daddy strongest syndrome..
August 11, 2017 3:10pm CST
Seriously guys........... Why is it that all politicians talk loudly about them being well equipped to handle a war....and confident that the enemy would be sorry ....... That is so much like my daddy strongest arguments children put up. Nobody wins anything from war, hell, I am losing before war...India is facing double jeopardy or should I say triple or quadruple jeopardy? If armed forces get divided towards Pakistan and Doklam (Bhutan) and Kalapani (Uttarakhand), is it likely that we will win any war? Add to that the internal turmoil that politicians keep on creating at the wrong time. Right now it is NOT the time to impose rules on madarsas, or look into articles and sections relating to Kashmir or even national song. Those use up armed force personnel! Right now it is time to think how to diffuse the situation, instead of making statements like this is not 1962, we can take care of our borders. With US coming up with sanctions against Russia, the powerful nations are unlikely to join hands, and we will be left alone fighting on all fronts. One of them we can avoid, but we want to be childish and talk too much.
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Instead of boasting that our armed forces are now equipped to handle things, India needs to play its cards differently...get the world to see it as it is...tell the world here is a small country, my neighbor, Bhutan, that is seeking my help because China is allegedly encroaching its territory and here is China alleging that there is agreement between Bhutan and China that Dokalam belongs to China, which Bhutan denies. Please take a call on this in International court, and thereafter give India a directive as to what to do..if the world back India on this, China would go back without war. Lives would be saved, and problems associated with wars too. Instead, Indian politicians are making it a prestige issue to establish their image in the minds of people. Consequences can be bad for India, even if it wins the war. Why put people through tough times, just for indulging in loose talk? Isn't it time to be pragmatic that Indian armed forces, when divided in three or four parts cannot manage..to win the war?
• Pamplona, Spain
I have wondered about that sort of situation in India you know but no one ever speaks about it here on the News so you are left out wondering how it will all turn out. This country is also very divided at the moment and they all want Independence of each other. While a war is highly unlikely here there could economical reprecussions on a huge scale if the troublemakers have their way. Seems like everywhere some unrest is going on.
• Pamplona, Spain
@vandana7 I don´t know what will happen here but there are some very clear challenges to the Prime Minister right now. They will cause a lot of street trouble like they are doing now. Before it was a troublesome time to live in this area also and now they want independence also.
Right now it is NOT the time.... While I agree to the two points following this, pray tell when is the right time for the third one, or if there is any time at all. Postponing the issues just makes those more complex. And no, life never gets generous and gives you "time" to solve the problems. You have to make it, anyhow, anywhere, anytime.
We actually lost the time when we had the 1st pokharan thing. Then even with second pokharan we did not go ahead. Now all of us are nuclear nations. I think the beauty of Kashmir is also in its ethnicity. Whenever we went as tourists, we wore those garments and long dangling earrings and hairdo and took pictures..men wore that kind of kurta and cap. Once we allow others to step in it, we destroy that. There were aborigines in Nilgiris, now they are marginalized. I am not for destroying Kashmir by letting some real estate giant take huge chunk of land and transforming it into contemporary stylish hub with tall structures. I am also not for anybody like Geelani cornering the real estate creating fear in the minds. I will keep those articles with additional clause that nobody will hold more than so many square yards and Kashmiri Pandits return. That would be more acceptable and less likely to clear fear in the hearts of Kashmiris than completely overshadowing them with richer folks calling the shots. People like Geelani would also find it not worthwhile to be doing what they were doing...land mafia stuff...scare people away, buy their lands at throw away prices.
If the politicians themselves have to fight, kill and get killed then we will not have wars. I recall one World War 1 veteran lamenting what use a piece of paper denoting peace after so many are killed. For me, country borders are meaningless as there is only one planet for us to exist and humanity is one like we embrace here - siva