The Tribune Dated 20th September 2017
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann:- Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) has lagged behind miserably in the development of its defence industry. The reason is that it is for the first time in history that the Hindus have had a sovereign state of their own. The other factor is that they have never had a military tradition. At the best they are good traders. In their Hindu religion they worship the goddess Lakshmi, a goddess of wealth and riches.
Since they have no military tradition since the inception of their national and religious state in 1947, while other countries on the other hand that rose after 1947 like Israel and China have developed first class defence industries. The countries that rose from the ashes of World War-II like France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Soviet Russia etc. have all developed their defence industries to a world class status.
Now that the right wing Hindu nationalist party and organisation-BJP-RSS have seized power in Delhi, the Hindu state has begun thinking of creating a defence industry. It is a positive step that Boeing and Lockheed Martin of the US will shift their defence industry to the Hindu state. But our party would never recommend that the Americans give the Hindu state advanced technology. We fear that the Hindus as said earlier can sell this technology for the greed of money. Nuclear secrets were stolen from the Naval War Room in Delhi by a relative of the then Naval Chief. The investigating agency the CBI has been dilly dallying for donkey’s years and not arrested the culprit. We do not mean to the malign the Hindus but then the Chief of the Air Force Tyagi has also been arrested for the kickbacks he and other officers received in the Helicopter deal. On the other hand Pakistan an Islamic state will not succumb to money in dishing out sensitive technology secrets but dole them out on Islamic brotherhood ideology.
What we Sikhs further fear is that the Hindu state has committed the genocide of the stateless Sikh peoples and we do not trust it with advanced technology with which it can suppress us militarily as it did in 1984 in an attack on Sikhs in Operation Blue Star and bombed the civilian Mizos from the air in the past. We would feel safe if the Americans in their sale and transfer deals make it clear that the Hindus will not use their air power against the Sikhs. Recently the Americans have given the Hindu state artillery peaces. They were tested and in these trials the Hindu state manufactured shells were used which resulted in the artillery guns bursting their barrels, giving the American manufacturers a bad name. No sensible pilot is willing to fly the local domestic manufactured fighter jet-Tejas. The Arjan Tank manufactured by the Hindu state is too heavy and its engine does not synchronize with its Germany made gearbox. It can’t operate in the desert sands being too heavy and unfit to operate in higher altitudes which are an active war zone as the Chinese and the Hindus are daggers drawn. So are the Hindus and Muslims who have a long thousand years history of animosity and again the Hindu-Pakistan border is a flash point which may light up any moment endangering the minority Sikh civilization.
All our party wishes is that the Hindu state leaves us Sikhs to live in peace in our Sikh Homeland, Sikh and Punjabi inhabited territories-Punjab, Himachal Pardesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Rajasthan, Haryana, UT Chandigarh and Kutch.
Simranjit Singh Mann,