The Tribune 14th August 2017
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that it is for the first time that we agree with the article, which has been published without fear or subjugation and also without seeking favour and a sinecure from the Union Government. Therefore we hail it. Secondly we humbly wish to correct the General that there was no gun-boat diplomacy in the 17th and 18th century as stated in this article. Gun-boat diplomacy began in the 20th century with the rise of Germany as a super power in Europe. This rise in German military and diplomatic power came about with the genius of Otto von Bismarck. He was the only person who could use this power for the sustenance of Germany. In this respect he was called a juggler. But when his mentor King William I passed on, his successor Wilhelm II had no use of Bismarck who was pensioned. Since Wilhelm II was not adroit in wielding such power or to handle the unlimited powers of Germany, given to it by Bismarck, Wilhelm II began the gun-boat diplomacy which disturbed the world order established by Bismarck, leading to World War I and the end of the German royalty meaning Wilhelm II. Otherwise the General has given a brilliant synopsis of the present situation of the borders of THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State).
Simranjit Singh Mann (email@example.com)