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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Former RAW Chief Damning Assessment of Manmohan's Capitulation

Ajit Doval, former director of Intelligence Bureau, assess the strategic Havana blunder of gutless Manmohan.

Here is part of the assessment:

"Let’s examine the contemporary realities which overnight transformed our perception of Pakistan from a terrorist-sponsoring state into that of a counter-terrorist partnership state. In the past 12 months, Pakistan-sponsored terrorists struck across the country, killing nearly 400 persons (the heaviest casualties suffered in a year by independent India outside the terrorist-hit states).


ISI has substantially upgraded its presence in Bangladesh and is increasingly leveraging fundamentalist groups for anti-India action. The CBI believes that fake Indian currency notes are being “supplied by the Pakistan government press at Quetta to Dubai-based counterfeiters who smuggle it into India”. It pegs the volume of such notes at Rs.1,69,000 crores.


When asked, in June 2003, whether Kargil was a mistake, Musharraf told Gulf News: “We don’t trust India. Before Kargil, Kashmir was a dead issue. Bilateral talks started only because of Kargil. Another Kargil taking place would depend on how the peace talks proceed.” Pakistan’s army leadership may be considering the Havana statement as a dividend for heightened terrorism in the mainland.


That Musharraf, who during the SAARC summit in Nepal in January 2002, said that the Kashmir issue “was linked to Indian terrorism and cannot be separated”, is now going to be our comrade-in-arms in our war against terrorism betrays both a lack of history and strategic vision.


General Aziz Khan, Musharraf’s former Chairman Joint Chief of Staff, addressing an army function in Rawalkot on June 24, 2003, had said: “Pakistan not only knows how to tackle India but has leaders with the guts.” I wish we could say the same. "

The main driver of this policy seems to be US (Manmohan even repeats - word for word - what US government has to say about the General). What is everyone else doing in the Indian establishment that is currently in charge? Is the betrayal so deep?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Has the Betrayal begun?

Manmohan's strategy to transfer Kashmir Valley to Pakistan seems to have begun.

Indian Foreign policy as gone the American way.

Could it be possible that Manmohan Singh is playing the Muslim card for Indian elections? Could he be saying, “See we can do business with Islamic Pakistan even if it terrorizes us?” That’s probably a cynical view. The reality is probably simpler, more shameful, and dangerous.

Little over two months after 200 people terror carnage in Mumbai and less than a week after latest terror bombing, Manmohan shook hands with General Musharraf for 14 seconds – laughing and looking pleased.

It is abundantly clear that the current Indian foreign policy as gone the American way. The significance of Richard Boucher’s visit few weeks ago is apparent now (after Mumbai attacks). The Indian establishment has bought into American establishment story about Pakistan – that General Mush and Pak’s army are the good guys and are actually fighting the Islamic jihadis waging terror war against India.

"Significantly, it has been agreed to put in place “an India-Pakistan anti-terrorism institutional mechanism to identify and implement counter-terrorism initiatives and investigations.” Link

Manmohan has bought into the Euro-liberal view that nation-state and borders are irrelvent and artificial division of cultures and religions needs to be wiped out. While the Europeans are under assault from terrorizing Islamists and are stuck like deer frozen by an approaching car headlights, facing a near certain dead, Indians cannot afford to play the same games with their national security.

Here is what the Prime Minister of India said at Non-Aligned Summit at Havana, where he met the general.

“Today we again confront the danger of the world being split along an artificially created cultural and religious divide. The NAM, encompassing as it does, every religion professed by mankind, every ethnic group and ideological persuasion, is uniquely placed today, once again, to play the role of a bridge of understanding,” said Singh. Link

Expect Manmohan to announce open J&K borders with terrorizing Pakistan with hundreds of jihadis waiting on other side of the border. Here is how it will potentially play out: transfer of power to administer J&K to some kind of tri-representation from Pak, J&K (Pak agents in Kashmir, that is), and India soon; complete transfer of power to Pakistan at a later date in decade or so. The strategy for Pakistani take over is set – implementation will take time. Patient Pakistanis will do anything to make it a dream of taking J&K, especially Kashmir valley, from India. They can wait a few decades – after all they waited six decades.

The greatest Bharata betrayal has begun. With the joint terror investigation announcement, the perpetrators and investigators are now one and the same. We are in for a big troubled future. Lot of Indian soldiers and civilians will die before Manmohan’s current foreign policy will come it’s logical conclusion.

Update: B. Raman writes an amazing column in Rediff about Dr. Singh's Stockholm Syndrome. It clearly shows Indian establishment has bought into US establishment tale on General Mush - Indian PM is even using the same defensive statements.

"He is reported to have pointed out to the Indian journalists accompanying him to Havana that Pakistan has also been a victim of terrorism.

What is he trying to indicate to the Indian people by this remark? That they should not be too harsh in judging the general. That the general is not that malign as he is perceived by the Indian people to be. That they should give him the benefit of doubt. That they should accept his offer of cooperation with India by setting up a joint anti-terrorism cooperation mechanism."

And he gives up throwing up his hands, thus -

"God save this country and its men, women and children from the the jihadi terrorists. Since our prime minister has let us down, what else can we do?"

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Stunning 6,75,000 Crores Worth Investments Annouced

Investments worth 6,75,000 Crores were announced in past the 75 days says Financial Express. Stunning! That's about $150 billion - about 20% of GDP! Based on 93-96 investments announcement make by Indian companies, CMIE estimates on 5-10% will actually get off the drawing board. If I remember correctly mid-90s to late 90s was a period recession and slow growth (5-6% GDP growth). But now, if the economy continues at 8-9% rate, the prospect of actual investments would surely be higher than 5-10% - may be in the range of 25-30%. Think about the jobs and ripple effect of these investments.

Karnataka takes the biggest slice followed by Orissa, Maharastra, Chattisgarh, and Gujarat. And most are in high capex intensive industries such as power, mining, and petrochem.

"The Tata group has topped with the maximum capital announcements worth Rs 1,20,000 crore , followed by ONGC at Rs 1,14,000 crore and RIL at Rs 59,000 crore.

Among the states, Karnataka was the most favourite destination for India Inc, grabbing announcements worth Rs 63,000 crore ($ 14 billion), largely in the power, petrochemical and cement sectors, according to industry chamber Assocham, which has computed the investments."

It just shows that the economic boom has just begun.