Ranjit B Rai
With BJP-RSS in power and heavily divided politics with etiquette and history in short supply (Papers are not released), the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was privately celebrated by the Family at Rajghat on 21st with loyalists. No Ekta Day ! India’s apolitical Military must accept it is more a political India which may see strains for senior ranks.
But what concerns IDF is Rajiv Gsndhi’s legacy on the Military and that lies in the Bofors Scandal actions and files that stalled modernization which hurts today and the unfortunate foray in to Sri Lanka in OP Pawan 1987-91 when 1400 Olive Green lost their souls.
In the book cited above both are explained in Chapters but Op PAWAN needs study by the Armed Forces with original papers which must be released to learn lessons, as History seems to be Repeating itself as it does, in J &K. Next door Pakistan has become a Rabid Emboldened Nation supported by China’s CPEC for China’s strategic ambitions in the Indian Ocean Region. China feels India’s Net Security Provider excludes China from the Security Structure in IOR and now by a QUAD. Can India get back POK and hurt CPEC …without military action is the question Armed Forces and NSA must have studied. Continue reading