ill – preparedness for the Ladakh encounter, which was looking us in the face, is the reason that no Hindutva Leader wants to go to the front to buoy the Soldiers. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 16th June, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that this is a very sad and unfortunate incident, which could never have come about had THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) learnt a lesson after it surrendered 39,000 Sq. KMs. of Ladakh territory to Communist China in 1962.
Had the preparations for the defence of Ladakh and territories lying South of the McMahan Line begun in earnest this tragedy of a Colonel and two infantry men laying down their precious lives would never have come about.
Secondly the Union Governments that came into being after 1962, had they honoured the Parliaments Resolution that the Hindu state will not rest till the last inch of territory lost to Communist China is recovered in Ladakh, this disgraceful and humiliating incident would not have taken place.
As Sikhs this incident comes as a shock and grief as it was the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) that annexed Ladakh in 1834 and made it a part of the Sikh Empire. In 1819 the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) annexed Kashmir which was a province of Afghanistan and Kashmir too was made an honoured part of the Sikh Empire.
It is all the more sad for us Sikhs that after 1947 when the Hindu state came into being, it has consistently been losing our territories in Kashmir and Ladakh.
Our party has been following the events in Ladakh since April this year. No leader of the BJP – RSS has visited Ladakh since the crisis arose. After 1962, we would have thought that the Hindu state would have made preparations to meet the challenge in Ladakh. But today it is short of artillery guns of the caliber of Bofors, the tanks are of the late 1960’s and the Air Force is short of several squadrons. It has no fighter jet to compete with the Communist Chinese Su 35. On the Sea it has old Naval vessels like the second hand aircraft carrier bought from Russia. We have seen poor preparedness of the Hindu state that even the elementary infantry rifle is being imported from the US firm SiG Sauer.
There is a Punjabi proverb which goes as follows- A General asks his infantry soldier, will you fight? The infantry man replies, what else is my job Sir. We are saying this because the Sikhs are not trusted by the Hindu state. During the British Raj the representation of Sikhs in the British Indian Army was 33%. After 1947 when Hindutva came in, the Sikh recruitment has been reduced to 2%.
When in 1834 the armies of the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) annexed Ladakh, the border was from the McMahan Line to the South. Now THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) states it has a de facto border with Communist China. Quite a come down.
But we hope the politicos, bureaucrats, the press and the military brass will not act like LT. Gen. BN Kaul, a kinsman of Jawahar Lal Nehru, who had no battle experience and was appointed the Chief General to stop the Communist China’s ingress in 1962. The General drank glasses of soap water, got loose motions and had himself admitted to a military Hospital. We hope this time around the Hindutva leaders will show courage as they have advertised having broad chests and bulging muscles. A little rhyme or ditty to spur them on:
Mussolini with his black shirts, going to the war,
Hitler with his brown shirts, striking fear and awe,
Best was Gandhi who had no shirts at all.
Now someone who rhymes the khaki Knickers of the BJP – RSS with this ditty, will get a prize of rupees 500/- from our party the Shriomani Akali Dal (Amritsar). Our party thinks that the weakness and the corruption that the Hindu state has shown in the purchase of weaponry and no initiative in homemade manufacturing, the situation today is like the Ems Telegram of 1870 which triggered the Franco – Prussian War.
Simranjit Singh Mānn
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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