NARENDRA MODI AS I ASSESS HIM

May 21, 2013

NARENDRA MODI AS I ASSESS HIM

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NARENDRA MODI AS I ASSESS HIM
By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

Narendra Bhai Modi is a giant among men with humane qualities. He is an acknowledged Hindu-hriday Samrat on way to becoming Bharat hriday Samrat with democratic values in mind and welfare of all Indians including old girl named after a Sikkim river at heart. The politicians who lost the race to power are barking but at the wrong tree. Filing false affidavits, tutoring witnesses and abusing the due process of law are some of the myriad misdeeds of detractors of the great administrator, Modi.
The People’s Republic of China invited Narendra Modi as the emerging economic giant and military super power recognised the present qualities and potential power that the great Gujarati Bandhu wields for the greater good of the greater number who are citizens of India. Narendra Modi and Ji Xingping, the shadow President of China, have the vision of bringing the neighbouring countries on the common platform sans animosity. The present duo may achieve the Himalayan Peace that Nehru and Chow had failed to bring about.
May I advise our compatriots to have a liberal view of the rival and challenger of the yuraj or heir apparent of the tottering regime of the century plus old political party, presently on the Sadbhavna Yatra, and shake off approach of a Moron to view the Indian present and future in correct perspective. May Parmatma bless Teesta with some Buddhi or working intellect to enable her to distinguish between the Good and the Evil for her own good and the good of all Indians inclusive of Gujaratis where she belongs.
HUMBLE BIRTH AND BEGINNING
Born on 17th September 1950 at Vadnagar, Gujarat without a silver spoon in the mouth, Narendra Bhai Modi joined the Rashtriya Swyemsewak Sangh as a student when he had an impressionable mind. The imprint of the Sangh philosophy was so deep on his mind that he swore by it, lived by it and lived for no goal but to make Hindustan a global power and its citizens healthy, happy and true patriots. Modi did not profess a sectarian attitude to solving national problems and never encouraged parochialism. The leadership qualities of Narendra bhai received recognition from no less a person than Advani Ji when the latter chose Narendra bhai to oversee the election process in both Himachal and the new State of Haryana. He came off with flying colours and , thereafter, did not have to look back. Whatever he desired was his in a jiffy.

Narendra Modi knows that he has the welfare of all Gujaratis at heart and he has been working on it tirelessly twentyfour/seven. His words are not mere election promises that are seldom honoured in the land of its origin. No wonder the people of Gujarat love Narendra bhai 24/7 and not only for the election period. Indeed it is the love and respect of the Gujaratis that has helped Naren bhai establish records of sorts. Narendra Modi is the longest serving chief minister ever. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7th October 2001 and has been there till today. With a view to learning the theory and practice of the Art of Warfare in politics, Narendra Modi worked for the Master‘s degree in political Science and got it. The knowledge gained therein has held him in good stead.
VIOLENCE HIT GUJARAT
The detractors of Narendra Modi see the Gujarat riots post burning of Kar Sewaks at Godhara as the golden opportunity to pin down the Lion Of Gujarat. The Congress party is playing the role of Jackal in this political drama. It wants courts of law to take judicial cognition of Narendra Modi’s role in the post-Godhara riots where more than a thousand Muslims were killed and then it feeds on the immobilised fall guy. Well, ten years have gone by and no one has been able to adduce even an iota of evidence based on facts. Naturally, a court of law cannot find Narendra Modi guilty of inciting violence against Muslims or of administrative inaction in the absence of impeccable evidence that would stand judicial scrutiny. It is well known that hearsay statements are inadmissible in a court of law as it is against the provisions of the Indian Evidence Act.
The Special Investigation Team(SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to do investigation in riot cases, incidents of committing atrocities against Muslims etc did not find any reliable evidence or prosecutable evidence against Narendra Modi. Despite his being not guilty, it is seen that some eople are being pressurised to corner Modi and incapacitate him legally so that he is not permitted to stand for a post or canvass support in political meetings. But that is not to be because the sound system of our judiciary won’t allow a witch hunt. However, the dirty tricks department of the Congress party is still at the nefarious game. Nonetheless, they do not see light at the end of the tunnel.
Narendra Modi is being appreciated by all sections of the Gujarati Samaj belonging to all religions for his ablity in administering Gujarat without fear or favour. The Rule of Law prevails all over. Narendra Modi’s hold on the people of the State is so good that he got scot free even after demolishing illegally constructed temples and mosques in Ahmedabad because those were constructed illegally and came in the way of highways connecting rural and urban areas for developmental activities. That incident speaks a lot about the impartial approach of Narendra Modi to solving problems where both the communities, the Hindu and Muslims were concerned.
In cases where an intervention by the Apex Court would have meant slowing down Development of Gujarat, their Lordships declined to intervene and sent the case to the Judicial Magistrate concerned for disposal,
The common man in Gujarat is so happy with the Modi government that they have been returning them to the State capital after their win at the hustings time and again. In the last elections to the State Assembly in 2007, the BJP led by Modi romped home 122 seats out of 182. In 2012 the good old story of his success is most likely to be repeated.
MODI ON TERROR
The terrorists cannot have a more able adversary than Modi. It is unbelievable but true that after the Godhara related violence, there have been no communal riots in the State. Men and women of all regions and religions live amicably and see no reason to pick up arms and strike each other. The Islamist terrorists are scared of doing to Gujarat what they did to Mumbai, Maharashtra. Absence of an act of terror in Gujarat for the last ten years goes to prove that the Modi Administration is always on the alert and the false sense of security that they give to the Common Man has been exposed. The Islamist terrorist stands exposed and even his co-religionists call him names for disturbing Peace in Gujarat when all Gujaratis are living in brotherly tranquil state, a rare phenomenon.
Narendra Modi has already cautioned all concerned to give no quarters to terrorists, home grown or imported. It is worth quoting Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Terror. He said,
“Terrorism is worse than war….India has lost more people in terror attacks than in wars.


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DEFENDING AFGHANISTAN AFTER AMERICANS GO HOME

May 21, 2013

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            AFGHANISTAN POST AMERICAN WITHDRAWAL IN 2014

                                                 By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

I am concerned about Afghans when NATO withdraws in 2014. Pakis feel that theirs will be a win win situation. Americans wont bother after they cross the Atlantic and are safe back home.Europe does not wish to be in picture. India under the present weak leadership is written off as a force; civil or military. Russians have already burnt their fingers badly in Afghanistan not long ago.
China is the only country that has both financial and military strength to merit the label of a super power. The Chinese are friendly with Pakistan but wont like a pro-Taliban Islamic State become stronger and tacitly support the Uighur rebels of Xinjiang.
As of now, Russia is the only country that can motivate China, both are ex-communists, to assume leadership of the non-Islamic countries in the region, prepare a strong guerilla force of North Afghans and contain Pakis so that they are halted in their tracks.

Who will control Afghanistan on departure of the most powerful nation from the battle zone is a million dollar question. It is being debated in the War Rooms of many belligerent nations who have some stake in Afghanistan. If the land of Afghans is left to Afghans alone and no power beyond the international boundary is permitted to influence the decision making in capital Kabul, the worrisome situation will disappear on its own. No nation, weak or strong, white, brown or black need lose its sleep over what is cooking in Kabul. But that is not to be.

VILLAIN OF THE PIECE

Generally speaking, countries located to the North and the South of Afghanistan are likely to be meddlesome once there is vacuum of power. The most powerful nation to the immediate South is Pakistan, a nuclear nation. To the North are a number of small States that were a part of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic governed from Moscow but became independent after the disintegration of USSR. Nevertheless Russia, a successor state of USSR exercises remote control over these small States from Moscow. However, as stated earlier, the Red Army had failed to subdue the Afghan rebels and their Islamic supporters called Mujahideens. Indeed the rebel forces had the full support   of the United States of America and the rest of the free world in the form of a weapon system, cash in hard currency, Intelligence inputs and what have you. The religious fervor with which the rebels   fought was to be seen to have belief that it was a real battle. SWo after trying their luck for ten years, the Soviet Army was ordered by the Gorbachev regime to withdraw.

After the Soviets, the deluge. No one knew who was incharge. The Soviets had handed over the administration to the Communnist Party in Kabul but their tottering regime did not last long. The Taliban and the Al Qaida trained by the Pakistan Army swept across Afghanistan and set up their regime in the name of Islam. The Paki generals were their friend, philosopher and guide. Pakistan thus got the control of Afghanistan and it gave them defence in depth, as they announced from house tops. The military situation was never happier for Pakistan govt and the Army than this one. Islamabad became the de facto capital of both the countries thereafter.

The military strategists fear that unless counter measures were taken, the same situation might recur.  India does not want the History to repeat itself as that would go against its basic interests.

The forces of the United States , under the political cover of the NATO, that went into Afghanistan after bizarre bombings of twin towers in New York,USA  had met with no resistance as the Islamist forces had just melted away and merged with the civil population. It has been ten years or so that the NATO did their best to beat Taliban but military success eluded them. Hence the proposed withdrawal of the military to silence the American people and voters who chant “ Bring the Boys Home.”     Anyway when Americans return to the Continental United States, some other country that has the capability to deliver the goods will be called upon by the international community to run the show and let the Afghan men and women breathe free and fresh air untainted by the Taliban.

EMERGING SUPER POWER

Only a strong country that has made a mark as a successful country financially and militarily will be able to bell the cat. Above all the chosen nation must have the will to act and keep the Taliban supported by Pakistan at bay.

Does India make the grade to become the Saviour of Afghanistan? Well Hamid Karzai has made as many as twelve trips to New Delhi to ask for and receive help to thwart the sinister designs of the Taliban. Apparently Karzai has not achieved the aim and his missions to India have failed so far. India’s leadership is so weak that it cannot venture in the direction of helping Afghanistan, not even with just selling some weapons. There is a pro-Pakistan lobby in India and right in the Ministry of External Affairs that is averse to annoying Pakistan by selling effective weapons to the Karzai forces. How weak the Indian top leadership is was crystal clear in talks and joint statement issued by Manmohan Singh and Li Kqiang in New Delhi. The Chinese troops had intruded into Ladakh 19 Km in April 2013 and stayed put for weeks but the Indian Prime Minister did not call it “Incursion” as the Chinese had objected to this word. The Indian side bent backwards and called the 19 Km intrusion as just an “Incident”

One wonders if a weak country that cannot defend its own territorial  interests against Chinese frown will be able to go to the rescue of Afghanistan? No, not in the near future. India succumbs to the Chinese political pressure and allows them to have their way without even firing a shot. It does not augur well for the future of India and the Indian people.

So we are back to square one, not knowing where to go from there. Well, we were looking for a super power that would be able to take on both Afghanistan under the Taliban regime and Pakistan, free from the clutches of Pentagon or debtors who ask for return of the loan amount. There is a lacuna here. We should not club Taliban with Pakistan because the latter knows what the Americans mean when they wish to have their money back while discussing the cost of training, wear and tear of a training machine and emoluments of a training officer. In a court case, they produce documents to prove that both parties, countries of trainer and the trainee will have to straighten out accounts first before being permitted to return home. In view of this background, the free world may count on America to straighten out the matter and ask the man doing infringement to pay damages lock stock and barrel.

In my opinion the free world will have to fall in the lap of the Chinese government and request them to maintain status quo ante. In other words let Afghanistan be administered by Afghans only, the Uzbegs of the North and Pushtuns of the South forming an alliance to chase the Taliban away and restore peace. Corruption will have to be driven beyond borders so that the real value of the currency is restored. Thus the common man will be happy and smile will return to children’s faces.

With the effective cease fire being promulgated and maintained, granary full with grains, cattle munch what they eat, Peace and Tranquility cannot but return to entire Afghanistan.

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January 19, 2013

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 ADHIKARIS CREMATED HEADLESS AMAR JAWAN

By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

THE MORTAL REMAINS OF A jAWAN KEPT IN A SEALED COFFIN WERE DELIVERED BY SOME UNIT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ADHIKARI FAMILY AT THEIR RESIDENCE IN GUJARAT.THE ARMY SOLDIERS DID NOT ALLOW THE FAMILY TO HAVE AN ANTIM DARSHAN OF THEIR LOVED ONE, AN ARMY SOLDIER, WHO BECAME A MARTYR IN ONE OF THE BORDER SKIRMISHES BETWEEN BHARAT AND PAKISTAN.IT CAME TO LIGHT LATER THAT THE DEAD BODY WAS HEADLESS AND LOOKED GROTESQUE. tHE OVERRIDING REASON OF NOT SHOWING THE HEADLESS BODY TO MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY OF THE MARTYR WAS A SENSELESS WISH OF SOME POLICY MAKERS SITTING IN THEIR COSY OFFICES AND COMFORT ZONES NOT TO LET THE NEWS OF THE HEADLESS SOLDIER BEING CREMATED WITHOUT STATE HONOURS TRAVEL TO PUBLIC DOMAIN.

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ADHIKARY FAMILY CREMATED A HEADLESS BODY AND NAMED IT AMAR JAWAN.

January 19, 2013

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 ADHIKARIS CREMATED HEADLESS AMAR JAWAN

By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

THE MORTAL REMAINS OF A jAWAN KEPT IN A SEALED COFFIN WERE DELIVERED BY SOME UNIT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ADHIKARI FAMILY AT THEIR RESIDENCE IN GUJARAT.THE ARMY SOLDIERS DID NOT ALLOW THE FAMILY TO HAVE AN ANTIM DARSHAN OF THEIR LOVED ONE, AN ARMY SOLDIER, WHO BECAME A MARTYR IN ONE OF THE BORDER SKIRMISHES BETWEEN BHARAT AND PAKISTAN.IT CAME TO LIGHT LATER THAT THE DEAD BODY WAS HEADLESS AND LOOKED GROTESQUE. tHE OVERRIDING REASON OF NOT SHOWING THE HEADLESS BODY TO MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY OF THE MARTYR WAS A SENSELESS WISH OF SOME POLICY MAKERS SITTING IN THEIR COSY OFFICES AND COMFORT ZONES NOT TO LET THE NEWS OF THE HEADLESS SOLDIER BEING CREMATED WITHOUT STATE HONOURS TRAVEL TO PUBLIC DOMAIN.

SILLY  SECRETS

An intelligent patriot would question the decision of some moron to keep the news of an Indian soldier being beheaded by some Pakistani Commandos in a covert operation as Secret. There was no logic in it. India lost many advantages and failed to pin down Pakistan at an international level and categorise Pakis as Barbarians. The Pakis knew what they had done and had already celebrated the beheading in a tribal fashion like some head-hunting tribes do in their jungle hideouts. Are the Pakistani soldiers still cannibals and eat the tender parts of their kill like tribals in remote jungle hideouts? The case needs further investigation

When the Indian Army Chief disclosed this gory incident of July 2011 in a Press meet in January 2013, the whole world was shocked that the Indian Army had a deep digesting stomach to keep this incident of injustice Secret and not punish Pakistan. The blame for this callous behaviour of the Govt of India towards the Adhikari family and denying them all financial benefits consequent to killing and beheading of their kin must be laid squarely at the door of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who wishes to bag some UN medal for Peace by sacrificing the monetary and social interests of individuals and defence interests of India. What a shame!

BINA ADHIKARI LAMENTS

Bina is the young widow of the young soldier who was beheaded by barbarian Paki soldiers and cruel commandos of the Pakistani Army in July 2011. She finds it difficult to make both ends meet as no monetary help was given to her by the civil philanthropic organizations as in the present case of Raj Rif soldier in 2014. Bina Adhikari, a widow of the nameless soldier suffers incognito because the Army or the Govt chose not to let the world know of that heinous act of the devilish neighbor known as Pakistan. As mentioned earlier in this simple write-up, even the young widow was not permitted to see and identify the headless body of some soldier given the surname-Adhikari. It was a callous and heartless act on the part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others to deprive the widow of an ANTIM DARSHAN of her husband lying headless in the makeshift coffin box.

When Bina sees on TV that the latest victim of cruel commandos of Pakistan was cremated with Military Honours near Mathura, she questions General Bikram Singh, the Army Chief mutely; What sin had my husband, Adhikari committed that the Indian Army, under a silly sense of secrecy denied him a cremation with military honours? Perhaps Peace Process between India and Pakistan was going on and the heartless Mandarins sitting in the South Block had little sense of human feelings of a wife when the beheaded husband is denied a proper funeral.

Bina Adhikary, the widow of the headless Jawan of 2011 sees the present widow of Rajputana Rifles of 2013 being handed over a cheque of twentyfive lakh rupees by Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, she cannot but think why is she not entitled to the same monetary help? Will the Raksha Mantri or the Army Chief please go to the Adhikary village, look into the eyes of the young widow wronged by the Government of India so heartlessly, apologise like gentlemen that they claim to be and compensate the wronged family financially? Well, it needs courage to own up mistakes and make suitable amends. That is what real LEADERSHIP is. General Bikram Singh learnt the theory part of Leadership as a Gentleman Cadet at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun and now the world expects him to display the practical aspect of Leadership by wiping the tears of the Adhikari widow and apologizing on behalf of the Indian Army, the Army where officers and gentlemen care for the widowed wives of Jawans.

Lastly, it would be a morale raising factor if the Standard Operating Procedures are reduced to black and white and difficult situations like the present one are dealt with accordingly. The orders in such cases must be passed not only judiciously but humanely. The human interests and effects of such orders thereon must be kept on mind so that the kith and kin of the Dead and Departed feel that the Living Ones care for them and love them. The babus may not follow nuances of such tender feelings but the Army Chief who has given his best to and received the best from the rank and file of the Indian Army knows that the relationship between the corps of officers and the Jawans is a long lasting one nurtured by tender moments of human relationship where the officer in command gives to the needy under his command till it hurts. It is this relationship that motivates the Jawans to lay down their lives at the altar of the motherland to preserve, protect and defend her – our Bharat Mata. The credo of the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun says so precisely:

  HONOUR, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF YOUR COUNTRY COME FIRST

                     ALWAYS AND EVERYTIME.

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RETURNING TO NEW GENERATION KNOWLEDGE RECEIVED FROM OLDER GENERATIONS.

January 18, 2013

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

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When I read the SATYARTH PRAKASH by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, it changed my life from top to toe. As and when I got an opportunity to share the M antras of the Ved, I did so through delivering sermons and sharing the art of public speaking with the youth. Thus I could give back to the human society in some measure what I had received from the social system.

tHUS THE HUMAN TRADITION OF RECEIVING KNOWLEDGE AND PASSING ON THE BATON TO GEN X GOES ON IN AN UNINTERRUPTED STYLE. Thus the development of MAN takes place generation after generation.

IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER OF LEARNING THE MEDIA, BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONICS IS A GREAT HELP INDEED!

January 18, 2013

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Kailash Parvat and Mansarovar were the two places of pilgrimage prescribed to be visited by a devout Hindu parivar.Accordingly I successfully undertook a PARIKRAMA of both and handed over to Madhukar Lele, DDG of
It was indeed a blessing of ISHWAR that there were no hastles in the AKASHVANI a radio feature in Hindi on both the holy Kailash Parvat and Mansarovar Lake.. It is a benchmark for succeeding generations to emulate. May ISHWAR bless us all. The Akashvani archives still boast of this unique possession of theirs on the two most holy places of pilgrimage of the HINDUS.

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A NATION THAT DOES NOT HONOUR ITS DEAD DEFENDERS MUST PERISH

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BRAVERY BEYOND BORDERS
By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

Toyo, Taklakot, Tibet – that is the hallowed place where stands a dilapidated Samadhi of a brave man called General Zorawar Singh, a Kahluria Rajput of the 19th century India. He was born in 1786 in the Kangra district but his bravery blossomed in the Dogra army of Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu. He is known not only for his generalship but also statesmanship. He fought and won battles in far off foreign lands of Baltistan in the West and Tibet in the East. He annexed the foreign territories conquered by the Dogra army under his leadership and made them a part of the Jammu Raj. Ladakh is now a part of India, thanks to bravery and sagacity of General Zorawar Singh.
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BRAVERY BEYOND BORDERS : MEET GENERAL ZORAWAR SINGH 0F JAMMU

January 18, 2013

 

 

 

A NATION THAT DOES NOT HONOUR ITS DEAD DEFENDERS MUST PERISH

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BRAVERY BEYOND BORDERS
By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

Toyo, Taklakot, Tibet – that is the hallowed place where stands a dilapidated Samadhi of a brave man called General Zorawar Singh, a Kahluria Rajput of the 19th century India. He was born in 1786 in the Kangra district but his bravery blossomed in the Dogra army of Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu. He is known not only for his generalship but also statesmanship. He fought and won battles in far off foreign lands of Baltistan in the West and Tibet in the East. He annexed the foreign territories conquered by the Dogra army under his leadership and made them a part of the Jammu Raj. Ladakh is now a part of India, thanks to bravery and sagacity of General Zorawar Singh.
Never has an individual king or captain fought and won so many ferocious battles in foreign lands located far away from the home base and eventually made them a part and parcel of his motherland as was done by General Zorawar Singh. What a shame that not many of his compatriots know about his adventures as not many historians of repute wrote or ballad singers sung in his honour so that his name and deeds are etched in the hearts and minds of the posterity. His last resting place, the Samadhi or Chorten (in Tibetan language) looks askance at the Indian pilgrims who are on way to or are returning from holy Mount Kailash but a mute stare of helplessness is all that it receives in return.
RISE AND RISE
Young Zorawar took interest in the management of his ancestral lands in Kangra and always thought of ways and means of improving the agricultural production. He was a precocious administrator right from the beginning. Notwithstanding small agricultural holdings that Zorawar’s family possessed, he took pains to ensure that there was no encroachment on it nor an attempt to effect adverse possession to be recorded by the village official.
One of Zorawar’s cousins had an eye on a part of the common holding and made himself busy with making evil designs to grab what was not his. Zorawar was a man of integrity and expected others too to be clean in their dealings. Since the cousin concerned was bent upon playing foul in disposal of the ancestral land, a fight was bound to take place. It did. Zorawar had the better of his cousin in a sword fight and the rogue met his end. The friends and relatives of the killed cousin wished to frame Zorawar legally and have him incarcerated. As the legal proceedings were likely to go against the interests of young Zorawar who was just a teenager, the young man decided to flee his ancestral village to escape legal proceedings and rigours of a jail life. He went to Haridwar, the famous place of pilgrimage of Hindus of all shades and hues.
Some contemporary historians of sorts believed that Zorawar landed in Haridwar, one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage for the Hindus, more for personal atonement than to escape the long arms of law. He was a religious minded straight forward fellow and went to the place of pilgrimage to pray for a Divine Pardon. He did not want to carry this baggage of guilt resulting from the unintentional killing of a cousin all his life. The earlier atonement of sin was done the better it would be. It was, therefore, this religious atonement of sin rather than escaping arms of law that found him in a different garb in Haridwar.
Destiny had better things in store for young Zorawar than he himself had planned. In Haridwar, Zorawar came across Rana Jaswant Singh of Doda, Jammu and the Rana saw in Zorawar the great spark of military genius and leadership that would win laurels both in war and peace. The Rana took young Zorawar to Doda along with him with the intention of training him as a soldier. He did precisely that. Young Zorawar came out of the training phase with flying colours. He showed a keen interest in Logistics and specialised in the effective handling of Logistics as a force multiplier in war. His brilliant ideas in this field were appreciated by military experts of this branch of military strategy. What a pity, the same Zorawar, as a General and a matured and experienced commander in the battle field, lost the war at village TOYO in Tibet because of failure of Logistics in severe winter when soldiers burnt the Woodstock of their rifles and other firearms to keep themselves warm in the absence of regular fuel. Reinforcements and other essential supplies had failed to fetch up and the inevitable happened. More of that a little later.
While handling Logistics in Doda, young Zorawar had a chance meeting and a chat on effecting economy with the boss of the show, Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu. The new proposals for bringing in economy to save State exchequer money, put forward by young Zorawar was appreciated by the Raja and he gave a green signal to implement it. Not only that; young Zorawar was made incharge of the new project that he handled with aplomb and won laurels. Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu was mighty happy with Zorawar and made him Governor of Doda-Reasi-Kistwar area and conferred on him the rank of a Wazir.
Wazir Zorawar Singh did not look back after that and his march forward was onward and onward.
WESTWARD MARCH
Chandragupt Maurya and Samudragupt were emperors of India who had moved their forces in Central Asia, defeated foreign armies and even married princesses of Greek royal household. The distant drums of India had not been heard in Central Asia thereafter. It was left to Wazir Zorawar Singh to march there with his combined armies of Dogras, Ladakhis and other foreigners professing faiths different from the Hindu Dharma and yet make them a homogenous fighting outfit that engaged and defeated in battles commanders and common soldiers of various Muslim principalities of Baltistan.
I shall give a short pause to my narrative to offer bouquets to Vazir Zorawar Singh and his Dogra soldiers. Loyalty was a remarkable factor in winning battles in Baltistan. It was a two-way traffic, soldiers to the commander and back from the commander to the soldiers. The deep sense of loyalty made them victorious wherever they went and fought. The TRUST built between them over a period of time saw them through thick and thin. There were acts of chivalry beyond the call of duty. For them the Dogra kingdom of Dogra Desh with Maharajah Gulab Singh at the helm of affairs, was everything. They hesitated not in sacrificing their lives at the altar of victory in battle. No wonder, entire Baltistan was theirs and they marched in victory processions from town to town; from principality to principality.
Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar and adjoining areas of Baltistan, far away from their homeland, Dogra Desh, came under the direct rule of Maharajah Gulab Singh whose flag flew from the hills and dales of scenic surroundings. The Dogras, thanks to the capable military leadership of General Zorawar Singh, were monarchs of all they surveyed. The Company Bahadur of the Englishmen had given their seal of approval to the unfurling of the Dogra flag in the distant land but had cautioned them to be vary of the Russian bear that was on the prowl right there. In other words, General Zorawar Singh’s military operations were restricted within the Lakshman Rekha drawn by the British overlords.
It was a wonder of wonders. Simple Dogra men whose main profession was agriculture in villages and who lived below snow line were now conquerors and masters of Baltistan moving near snow line and practising their strategy of Loyalty, Trust, Training in peace to win wars and Will to Achieve Aim, come rain come shine. The Dogra army of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu, under the capable leadership of Vazir Zorawar Singh made history and had become a force to reckon with. Even their own kinsmen of the Lahore Durbar received a complaint from Mehan Singh, Governor of Kashmir under the Sikh rule, that prayed for putting a stop to Zorawar Singh’s campaign beyond Baltistan lest the interest of the Sikh kingdom was harmed. The Lahore durbar forwarded the complaint to Maharaja Gulab Singh who, reading between the lines, ordered Vazir Zorawar Singh to freeze in his tracks in Baltistan. The orders were obeyed.
Vazir Zorawar Singh had replaced the ruler of Skardu, Ahmad Shah with his son, Muhammad Shah and the arrangement gained popular support. The new ruler started paying Rs7,000 per annum to Maharajah Gulab Singh of Jammu as a tribute and accepted the suzerainty of the Dogras. Our General Zorawar Singh built a new fort at Skardu and positioned a contingent of Dogra soldiers to keep an eye on the rebellious elements of Baltistan. It showed the confluence of military and political acumen of General Zorawar Singh because of which Baltistan region including Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar were a part of India. Of course, Pakistan gained control of these Northern Areas surreptitiously in August 1947 with the connivance of the rogue elements among the British officers and Muslim troops among Maharajah’s army.
Wazir Zorawar Singh despatched a contingent of the Dogra force under Wazir Lakhpat to move further up and capture Fort Astor and that was done without meeting much resistance from the Muslim forces who were already under an awesome spell of the Dogra superiority. The Darad raja was taken prisoner but had to be released later under orders of the Lahore durbar of the Sikh kingdom.
EASTWARD MARCH
The genius of Zorawar manifested itself in his planning and preparation for an Eastward March towards Tibet since the Westward March had been blocked by the Lahore Durbar and the British Governor General sitting in Fort William, Calcutta too was a bit uneasy about the Westward march of the Dogras. Another of the SIX Expeditions of General Zorawar Singh to the high lands of Ladakh and the plateau of Tibet was undertaken.
The stocky Dogras climbed up the high hills from Reasi in the Jammu region to the place of origin of Suru river, traversing Zanskar made it to Leh, capital of the little Tibet, that is Ladakh. The rag tag army of Namgyal, Gyalpo of Ladakh was no match to the battle seasoned Dogras of Zorawar Singh. The military skirmish was over before it began and the rebels disciplined for hobnobbing with defiant Botis of Baltistan. With this mission accomplished, Zorawar turned to Tibet, untrampled by foreign feet so far. Travelling westward on horseback, on foot in an unknown land through large tracts of barren land and small hamlets of strange men and women professing faith of the Buddha, the Dogras reached Taklakot or Purang near holy Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. General Zorawar Singh and his compatriots, not forgetting new Ladakhi and Balti allies, had a Darshan of kailash Parvat and took a dip in lake Mansarovar. Spiritual contentment was writ large on their faces. Little did anyone realise that this was the last holy dip and Darshan as death and destruction were lurking nearby.
NEMESIS AT TO-YO
General Zorawar Singh had headed such a successful campaign in Ladakh, onward in Baltistan and back in Ladakh that he and his fellow soldiers did not know how to thank their stars. In his own mind the General was planning a much bigger campaign to an unknown land to fly the Dogra flag there. He was awaiting reinforcements from homeland and also a word of Shabash from Maharajah Gulab Singh for achieving the near impossible. He and his men got a pat on the back but no clearance for moving to places unknown until they had a concrete campaign plan with a sound back up of men and material.
Winter fell. There was an early snowfall. Severe cold, frosty winds, lack of fuel for warming men and armaments took their toll on life and limbs. The bayonet strength fell from day to day. Food for men and fodder for the animals was in short supply. The soldiers burnt Woodstock of rifles and other weapons to keep the human body warm. And yet frostbite did not spare the sturdy dogras from Doda, Reasi, Jammu and even Botis and Ladakhis. The soldiers’morale was in their boots.
Meanwhile the Chinese and Tibetans had assembled a sizeable force in the Taklakot region. Being natives of the place, the cold did not damage their body and minds so much as it did to Dogras. At an opportune moment the enemy struck. In the fierce battle that ensued, a bullet pierced through the right shoulder of the General but he picked up his sword with the left hand. A Tibetan horseman came charging and pierced his lance through the chest of the brave chief; who breathed his last on the battlefield. It was the month of December in the year 1841. A large number of soldiers of the Dogra army met their glorious end fighting on a foreign soil in inclement weather where it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. It was a sad end to a glorious career. A Samadhi was made with large loose stones and ashes kept there. The Samadhi is known to the local people as “Sing-ba Ka Chorten”. On my way to holy Mount Kailash, I stood in front of the Samadhi to pay respectful homage to a great son of India who lies there, unwept and unsung. He did so much for Bharat Mata and isn’t it the turn of Sons of the Brave to honour the Brave?
The silence around the Samadhi in the absence of an answer is deafening indeed!
The Tibetans, being superstitious, cut small pieces of flesh from the general’s dead body to keep in their houses so that Zorawar-like chivalry was passed on among the Tibetan people from generation to generation.
The sad news was broken to Maharajah Gulab Singh in Peshawar by Commissioner Lawrence during a campaign against the tribal rebels. He hastily assembled an army of brave Dogras and despatched them towards Tibet to punish the guilty. The Dogras carried the day in a military engagement near Chushul in Ladakh and killed the enemy general in battle to avenge the death of dear old compatriot, Zorawar Singh, bravest of the brave.
NO FADING AWAY
Soldiers never die; they just fade away – an age-old saying is still doing rounds of military barracks when a hero who fell in battle is recalled. I must hasten to add that General Zorawar Singh is neither dead nor has faded away. The great Patriot is still with us and shall be with all Indians till eternity.
General Zorawar Singh always earned the respect of both the victorious friend and the vanquished foe. In battle he fought to defend the values of life as enshrined in our Dharma. His honesty and integrity went unchallenged till his last breath.
General Zorawar Singh lived a life of modesty and restraint. He never entertained a desire to amass wealth. Whatever was presented to him as precious gift by the local rulers defeated by him, was invariably passed on to the treasury of his master and mentor, Maharajah Gulab Singh. It is interesting to note that he practised Secularism when the word was little known in military parlance. He led armies through territories inhabited by Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Animists and what have you, but never interfered with their religious practices. He gave his own soldiers professing different faiths full freedom to live by the tenets of their own Dharma. Indeed it was a great morale raising factor that helped him win battles in difficult circumstances.
In books of history and research papers, General Zorawar Singh is rightly called :
NAPOLEON OF INDIA.

 

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December 14, 2012

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LET NOBLE THOUGHTS COME TO ME FROM ALL SIDES,
SO SAY THE VEDAS; WE MEDITATE ON MANTRAS AND FOLLOW THE WISH OF ISHWAR.

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NARENDRA MODI AS I ASSESS HIM.

By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant.,VSM

Narendra Bhai Modi is a giant among men with humane qualities. He is an acknowledged Hindu-hriday Samrat on way to becoming Bharat hriday Samrat with democratic values in mind and welfare of all Indians including old girl named after a Sikkim river at heart. The politicians who lost the race to power are barking but at the wrong tree. Filing false affidavits, tutoring witnesses and abusing the due process of law are some of the myriad misdeeds of detractors of the great administrator, Modi.
The People’s Republic of China invited Narendra Modi as the emerging economic giant and military super power recognised the present qualities and potential power that the great Gujarati Bandhu wields for the greater good of the greater number who are citizens of India. Narendra

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NARENDRA MODI AS I ASSESS HIM

December 14, 2012

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NARENDRA MODI AS I ASSESS HIM.

By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant.,VSM

Narendra Bhai Modi is a giant among men with humane qualities. He is an acknowledged Hindu-hriday Samrat on way to becoming Bharat hriday Samrat with democratic values in mind and welfare of all Indians including old girl named after a Sikkim river at heart. The politicians who lost the race to power are barking but at the wrong tree. Filing false affidavits, tutoring witnesses and abusing the due process of law are some of the myriad misdeeds of detractors of the great administrator, Modi.
The People’s Republic of China invited Narendra Modi as the emerging economic giant and military super power recognised the present qualities and potential power that the great Gujarati Bandhu wields for the greater good of the greater number who are citizens of India. Narendra

 Modi and Ji Xingping, the shadow President of China, have the vision of bringing the neighbouring countries on the common platform sans animosity. The present duo may achieve the Himalayan Peace that Nehru and Chow had failed to bring about.
May I advise our compatriots to have a liberal view of the rival and challenger of the yuraj or heir apparent of the tottering regime of the century plus old political party, presently on the Sadbhavna Yatra, and shake off approach of a Moron to view the Indian present and future in correct perspective. May Parmatma bless Teesta with some Buddhi or working intellect to enable her to distinguish between the Good and the Evil for her own good and the good of all Indians inclusive of Gujaratis where she belongs. 
HUMBLE BIRTH AND BEGINNING.
Born on 17th September 1950 at Vadnagar, Gujarat without a silver spoon in the mouth, Narendra Bhai Modi joined the Rashtriya Swyemsewak Sangh as a student when he had an impressionable mind. The imprint of the Sangh philosophy was so deep on his mind that he swore by it, lived by it and lived for no goal but to make Hindustan a global power and its citizens healthy, happy and true patriots. Modi did not profess a sectarian attitude to solving national problems and never encouraged parochialism. The leadership qualities of Narendra bhai received recognition from no less a person than Advani Ji when the latter chose Narendra bhai to oversee the election process in both Himachal and the new State of Haryana. He came off with flying colours and , thereafter, did not have to look back. Whatever he desired was his in a jiffy.

Narendra Modi knows that he has the welfare of all Gujaratis at heart and he has been working on it tirelessly twentyfour/seven. His words are not mere election promises that are seldom honoured in the land of its origin. No wonder the people of Gujarat love Narendra bhai 24/7 and not only for the election period. Indeed it is the love and respect of the Gujaratis that has helped Naren bhai establish records of sorts. Narendra Modi is the longest serving chief minister ever. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7th October 2001 and has been there till today. With a view to learning the theory and practice of the Art of Warfare in politics, Narendra Modi worked for the Master‘s degree in political Science and got it. The knowledge gained therein has held him in good stead.
VIOLENCE HIT GUJARAT.
The detractors of Narendra Modi see the Gujarat riots post burning of Kar Sewaks at Godhara as the golden opportunity to pin down the Lion Of Gujarat. The Congress party is playing the role of Jackal in this political drama. It wants courts of law to take judicial cognition of Narendra Modi’s role in the post-Godhara riots where more than a thousand Muslims were killed and then it feeds on the immobilised fall guy. Well, ten years have gone by and no one has been able to adduce even an iota of evidence based on facts. Naturally, a court of law cannot find Narendra Modi guilty of inciting violence against Muslims or of administrative inaction in the absence of impeccable evidence that would stand judicial scrutiny. It is well known that hearsay statements are inadmissible in a court of law as it is against the provisions of the Indian Evidence Act. 
The Special Investigation Team(SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to do investigation in riot cases, incidents of committing atrocities against Muslims etc did not find any reliable evidence or prosecutable evidence against Narendra Modi. Despite his being not guilty, it is seen that some eople are being pressurised to corner Modi and incapacitate him legally so that he is not permitted to stand for a post or canvass support in political meetings. But that is not to be because the sound system of our judiciary won’t allow a witch hunt. However, the dirty tricks department of the Congress party is still at the nefarious game. Nonetheless, they do not see light at the end of the tunnel.
Narendra Modi is being appreciated by all sections of the Gujarati Samaj belonging to all religions for his ablity in administering Gujarat without fear or favour. The Rule of Law prevails all over. Narendra Modi’s hold on the people of the State is so good that he got scot free even after demolishing illegally constructed temples and mosques in Ahmedabad because those were constructed illegally and came in the way of highways connecting rural and urban areas for developmental activities. That incident speaks a lot about the impartial approach of Narendra Modi to solving problems where both the communities, the Hindu and Muslims were concerned.
In cases where an intervention by the Apex Court would have meant slowing down Development of Gujarat, their Lordships declined to intervene and sent the case to the Judicial Magistrate concerned for disposal,
The common man in Gujarat is so happy with the Modi government that they have been returning them to the State capital after their win at the hustings time and again. In the last elections to the State Assembly in 2007, the BJP led by Modi romped home 122 seats out of 182. In 2012 the good old story of his success is most likely to be repeated. 
MODI ON TERROR.
The terrorists cannot have a more able adversary than Modi. It is unbelievable but true that after the Godhara related violence, there have been no communal riots in the State. Men and women of all regions and religions live amicably and see no reason to pick up arms and strike each other. The Islamist terrorists are scared of doing to Gujarat what they did to Mumbai, Maharashtra. Absence of an act of terror in Gujarat for the last ten years goes to prove that the Modi Administration is always on the alert and the false sense of security that they give to the Common Man has been exposed. The Islamist terrorist stands exposed and even his co-religionists call him names for disturbing Peace in Gujarat when all Gujaratis are living in brotherly tranquil state, a rare phenomenon.
Narendra Modi has already cautioned all concerned to give no quarters to terrorists, home grown or imported. It is worth quoting Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Terror. He said,
“Terrorism is worse than war….India has lost more people in terror attacks than in wars.”.

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October 1, 2012

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LEARNING ROPES TO HAPPINESS
By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM
With the permission of our readers, may I say again : Happiness is a state of mind. That explains why I say it aloud every now and then: old boy, your mental make up says that you may not live long to be a Centenarian. I dismiss the idea as it is hostile to my game plan. I command myself “ Get up, get going and learn from the experience of sages of yore to imbibe that and merge with the day-to-day life of modern times The difference between the Gurukul life of yore and the life in a modern Gurukul is tremendous. In the interest of the Vedic way of life ,we may abjure a comparison between the two. Both are products of the Vedic way of life but the long gap in time and living has made them two…

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