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Finally Idiot Leaders of India Wake Up
|by Gaurang Bhatt, MD|
Many Indians from its proverbially stupid politicians to its ignorant and chauvinistic pundits have been ridiculing China’s economic progress and its rapid military buildup, while India’s prime minister crawls submissively and grovels at the feet of America and China at the bidding of his Italian mistress. The destructive rivalry between the stupid BJP and the Nehru family worshiping Congress, which have ruled in turns with the bribery bought support of various regional and linguistics based minor parties lacking integrity, honesty, decency or patriotic fervor, has led India to ruin, slavery and dependency. There has been a conspicuous absence of any foresight, planning or strategy in over sixty years of Indian independence. Compare that with a mere 30+ years in which the sagacious vision of Deng, which has catapulted China into a country with the second highest GDP in the world, the largest exporter and the third space faring nation after the US and Russia.
India has opted for empty bragging rights, hyperbole without substance as in the writings of Kalam, our scientist and former president and the DRDO clan. India acquired the technology of building modern submarines from Germany’s HDW more than a decade ago, but let the knowledge lapse because sundry Indian politicians and bureaucrats had accepted bribes. The same problem occurred with the Bofors artillery. Thus India is unable to manufacture its own planes, helicopters, tanks or artillery without sourcing key components from foreign suppliers at exorbitant prices without acquiring the necessary technology. The DRDO mostly assembles imported parts into finished products and even screws up in this simple job by ordering less than powerful engines, as in the GE404 for the LCA or lack of AIP for the Scorpene submarines.
China has no aircraft carriers yet, but it bought the shells of the old Soviet Varyag, Kuznetsov, Kiev and one from Australia to study and learn how to construct one by reverse engineering. India bought aircraft carrier hand me downs from UK and Russia and had to pay exorbitant renegotiated prices and accept delayed delivery. In the wars with Pakistan in 1965 and 1970-71, India had to sequester and hide its aircraft carrier in port as it did not have adequate anti-submarine warfare capabilities and ancillary support vessels to protect its carrier from Pakistani submarines, planes or missiles.
The US in the meantime, betrayed by the insatiable greed of its corporate chieftains, who have sold the future of the country for immediate pecuniary benefit, just as Jagat Seth, Amichand, Mir Kasim and Mir Jafar did in eighteenth century India, to the East India Company, has morphed from a dethroned leader into a castrated bully now willing to make any and all alliances with any factions to maintain its privileged status. It now cozies up to tyrants of Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kazakhstan and makes alliances with kleptocrats and genocidal military elites of Honduras, Colombia, Indonesia and sundry African states.
India is finally waking up to the military threat posed by China and its collusion and clandestine support of Pakistan’s nuclear and military ambitions, as the recent decision by China to provide Pakistan with two new nuclear power plants. The US failed to object to this in spite of Pakistan and A. Q. Khan’s past history and still for desperate needs of its own survival and hegemony continues to arm and aid Pakistan to the detriment of and dangers to India.
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