A good article by the General, but why are Hindu officers shy to give facts of Sikh history when Lahore Darbar( Sikh Empire 1799-1849) annexed Ladakh in 1834?. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 23 February, 2021
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that the author Lt. Gen. AS Bahia has written a very good article on the boundary issue. However, Hindu writers are by purpose not willing to write that it was the Lahore Darbar( Sikh Empire 1799-1849)that annexed Ladakh in 1834. The reader is anxious to know what was the reaction of Russia, Britain and China as the forces led by General Zorawar Singh were detailed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to go further up North and annex more territory in Central Asia. However, the British by way of amassing their troops on the River Sutlaj forced the Lahore Darbar( Sikh Empire 1799-1849) expeditionary force not to go further into Central Asia. It must be faced that the Sikh’s were the first Great Game players preceding the Europeans.
If the officers representing the Hindu India state are unwilling to tell the full story of Ladakh and only quote British officers marking the border, their Hindu state will not be able to put up a forceful case in the international drawing rooms, where these matters are discussed and cartographers sit, leisurely sip red wine and if not Sikh’s smoking Havana cigars.
The General must also tell us what was Communist China’s version of the 1959 claims its had made to Delhi.
Since Hindu India surrendered 40,000 Sq. Kms. of Ladakh Territory in 1962 and its Parliaments passed a resolution that the Hindu state will not rest till the last inch of the territory in Aksai Chin is recovered, we would want to know why the Hindu state remained lackadaisical since then and did nothing but being satisfied with the Parliament resolution of 1962.
Since the writer was the Director General of Military Operations he is responsible for making preparations either to move forward to fulfil the parliamentary resolution or strengthen the fortifications where the Hindu state’s forces have retreated to.
Our Party wants to know why it was only in April 2020 that the Hindu state began purchasing Arctic clothing from America for the troops facing Communist China’s PLA. It would mean as our Party has maintained that the Hindu Indian state does not have a martial tradition and therefore this Banya Union Government since 1947 is quite at sea at envisaging dangers to their borders.
The only sensible tactic of the Hindu state since April 2020 was to rush Sikh Battalions to face the PLA eye ball to eye ball. These Sikh Battalions as per their ,military tradition hoisted the Nishan Sahibs ( Sikh Flag) where they faced the PLA, after which Communist China had to rethink its military infantry strategy.
As far as our Party thinks it is that BJP – RSS extremist Union Government of Nerandra Modi is more interested in registering Criminal cases against individuals for sedition and waging war against the Government of India. How can a few individuals wage a war against the Government of India, escapes our logical thinking. The example is a 22 year old lady Disha Ravi, Nodeep Kaur and Greeta Thumburg and a few Sikh youth who hoisted the Nishan Sahib atop the Red Fort on 26 January 2021.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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