Sikh’s do not want their Homeland to be made a nuclear battle field. We wish Western powers use their clout to intervene between THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) and Communist China. – Simranjit Singh Mānn
The Tribune Dated 23rd July, 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that it is all very well for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to encourage THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) against Communist China and its fighting Force PLA. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also trumpeted its three forces Army, Navy and Air Force to rally and be prepared for any eventuality, meaning war. But the question is whether the Hindu state has galvanized the whole country for war?
Since the Union Government of the BJP – RSS led by Premier Nerander Modi is following a right wing religious agenda against the Constitutional declared secular concept, it is difficult to believe that the country, the BJP – RSS wants to lead into battle is prepared for this unequal fight?
For instance, recently on a visit to Ladakh, Premier Modi was found praying to Hindu deities on a water front. Similarly Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his recent visit of Ladakh, in his official capacity, with state flying machines and land forces took time off to visit and worship at the sacrosanct Amarnath Hindu cave. A little earlier Mr.Rajnath Singh on a visit to France, while inspecting the manufacture of the Rafale Fighter Jet, insisted on scribbling the Hindu religious word OM on the fighter Jet.
Premier Modi and Mr. Rajnath Singh must realize that they are leading a secular armed force which consists of the Sikhs, Schedule Castes, Muslims, Christians, Tribal’s, Parsis and Buddhists. Such religious and casteist antics of the right wing Hindu leaders is anathema to the armed forces.
Hereafter, Premier Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Hindu Ayodhya Temple on 5th August, 2020, which the Hindu state with BJP – RSS and the Congress Party’s former Premier Narsima Rao in 1992 demolished the Islamic Babri Masjid, and last year blackmailed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mr. Gogoi and had him declare an Islamic Babri Masjid into the Hindu Ram Temple at Aydhoya.
The recent Minority Commission Report of Delhi has also reported that on the eve of President Donald Trump’s visit to Delhi on 24th and 25th February, 2020, the BJP – RSS led by Union Home Minister Amit Shah fielded the Hindu fanatics with the backing of the Delhi Police to massacre and loot the minority Muslims living in a part of Delhi.
With such a mindset it is not possible that THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State) can thwart the designs of Communist China, As General Deepak Kapoor, former COAS, who was prior to becoming the army chief, the Army Commander of the North Command, and has an idea of the forces his country is facing in the North-West and North-East has stated that his country’s weapon equipment, its proportion of 68 percent is obsolete, 24 percent is current and only 7 percent is futuristic.
Perhaps with this insight the Hindu political and military leaders on 15th and 16th June, 2020, ordered the troops to fight the well armed Communist China’s PLA without weapons. As their’s was to obey and die the troops amongst who were Sikh’s went into this unmilitary like order and fought the PLA. One Colonel, three Major’s and six soldiers were captured. Twenty of them, led by a Colonel were killed. Since orders are orders, amongst the 20 killed, two were from the artillery that had no hand to hand combat training. This order was suicidal.
We have observed that since the armed forces of the Hindu state have failed to dislodge the Chinese PLA from its ingress into Ladakh territory which was annexed by the Lahore Darbar (Sikh Empire 1799 – 1849) in 1834, these leaders who have never prepared to dislodge the Communist Chinese PLA from Ladakh, of which the Hindu state surrendered 39,000 Sq. Kms. to Communist China in 1962, it should in the words of the Roman General Vegetius, must have prepared for war if it desired peace.
Since it is clear that the Hindu Indian state cannot dislodge the Communist Chinese from their recent ingress into Ladakh, it has fallen back on the United States seeking help. The US has sent out its biggest aircraft carrier USS Nimitz into the Bay of Bengal and the Hindu state has sent some of its warships to accompany it. In the 1971 Indo – Pak war, former US President Nixon had sent its seventh fleet into the Bay of Bengal to ensure the Hindu Indian state did not split the Eastern portion of Islamic Pakistan in two. But the seventh fleet of the US did not interfere and a new state of Bangladesh was established.
This is old Gun boat diplomacy of the twentieth century of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany before World War I, also did not yield any positive result for Germany.
Similarly if the Hindu Indian state does not set its house in order, as it has deployed its paramilitary forces against the poor Tribal’s or Aborigines in the states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar. With full military strength is fighting the Kashmiri Muslims in that state. The accord with the Naga’s has fallen through. The Sikh’s have never forgiven the Hindu state for committing the crimes of genocide, vandalism, memoricide and ethnocide with impunity, we do not know how the Hindu Indian state will face Communist China, which has not blinked, but increased its Naval presence in the South China Sea and is sending out its fighter Jets close to the shores of Taiwan.
The Hindu state will have to set its house in order, improve its relations with neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka, before seeking armed intervention by other nuclear armed countries. Besides this, this country is ravaged by the Corona Virus pandemic, which is completely out of the Union Government’s control.
On the other hand, Islamic Pakistan has ordered its troops to stand by for any eventuality. COAS General Bajwa has held a meeting with his Corp Commanders, for what purpose, we can lay a good bet upon.
As far as Russia is concerned, it has a military alliance with Communist China and has given it its latest weapons like Sukhoi Su 35 fighter jets, but hasn’t given the same to the Hindu state though Mr. Rajnath Singh who was lately in Moscow asked for the latest jets but was promised only a number of Sukhoi Su 30’s. The Hindu state has also ordered S 400 Missiles from Russia which are taking time in arriving. The French Rafale’s delivery is also delayed.
If the US or other countries wish to come to the aid of THIS (Theocratic Hindu Indian State), they will have to take the internal religious turmoil and the military ill preparedness into consideration. And what about the annexation of Crimea by Russia which the US and its allies oppose but the Hindu state remains staunchly with Russia. Similarly, the US opposes the state of affairs in Iran but the Hindu state has always been a thick ally of this Shia Islamic state and has in the past helped it in its nuclear endeavour as it wants to balance the nuclear armed state of Sunni Islamic Pakistan in Asia.
The US and other allies of the Hindu state will have to smoothen many ruffled feathers before they come to the aid of the Hindu Indian state. The complexities of international politics will also have to be settled.
As far as the Sikhs are concerned, we stand for eternal peace in South Asia as our and the Punjabi civilization is boxed in by three inimical Nuclear armed states, they being Islamic Pakistan, Hindu India and Communist China. The cartography of a new independent and sovereign Sikh State between these three implacable foes would ensure peace and tranquility in the Indian sub – Continent for all times to come. The Sikh’s who are neither Hindus, nor Muslims nor Communists are stuck between these three enemies and we live in the most dangerous part of the Globe.
The US and its allies must give a deep thought before stepping into the Hindu quagmire. The thoughtless military entanglements in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan must be a lesson for the Western powers, which have wisely stayed out of Iran so far, wisely we think, must stay away from the fresh trouble brewing in South Asia, as the Sikh’s have no desire to have their homeland made into a nuclear battle field.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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