The Tribune dated 07th December 2023
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that the Hindu state has now adopted the German military command system. It will have a Staff Stream an Operational Stream. It is a good system, if it is allowed to operate at the higher levels of military and political commands.
In World War II this system did exist, but Adolf Hitler who was a mere Corporal in World War I, rose to high political command where he overshot the two military commands, Staff an Operational.
It was his folly, over the hesitancy of his military commanders that he ordered Operation Barbarossa, breaking a treaty with Soviet Russia and sending in his tanks and war Air Crafts against this country.
This misadventure over stretched his forces and the Soviet’s with British and American war supplies began a stiff resistances. As a result Operation Barbarossa hit a dead end, as Hitler was the main military commander without using his staff officer an Operational officers to direct the war.
Over here in the Hindu Indian state Prime Minister Narendra Modi has risen to the stature of another Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo who guides military Operations and orders military wares for the forces.
We have observed that like Defence Minister Krishna Menon, the Defence Minister who ordered all the scrapped weapons of the Hindu Indian armed forces from the junk heaps of World War II.
Mr. Modi has not ordered any stealth jet fighters. He can’t manufacture a jet engine, has no amphibious tanks and infantry carrying vehicles, depends on huge gigantic Air Craft Carriers, in this way Mr. Modi rules the roost.
I have observed every speaker from a Member of Parliament from the Treasury benches to the Union Home Minister, they all invariably take the name of Mr. Modi in every speech they deliver.
While hearing them, I wonder what these Modiites have achieved, but they only praise Mr. Modi.
The Modi cult like the Hitler cult has become prominent. Mr. Modi’s word is literally a dictator’s word for these rightwing fanatics.
In the Ladakh military campaign in 2020 and 2022 the Hindu Indian state has surrendered about 2000 sq kms to Communist China. In 1962 the Hindu Indian state gave away 39000 sq kms to Communist China.
In the 2020 and 2022 campaign, it was Mr. Modi and his National Security Advisor Mr. Ajit Doval who ran the campaign and brought Communist China further 2000 sq kms into Lakdakh.
As such shifting to the German system of command is sensible, but it will only work if it is commanded by military generals and not the likes of Hitler’s, Mussolini’s and Tojo’s. Mr. Modi and the National Security Advisor have literally assumed command in military and intelligence matters.
Simranjit Singh Mānn,
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
face book page: @sardarsimranjitsinghmann