Walking With The Martyrs: With Indian Soldiers But….? - ​An Analysis By: Balbir Singh Sooch

The note, ‘Walking with the martyrs’ by Learned Mr. Harish Khare is nicely written, everything wisely projected and said, though at the same time seems advised and stressed also that while, “Walking with the martyrs”, their voice is required to be snubbed and keep and or military men must behave like a tightly sealed pressure cooker without having any out let for steam- Without allowing the grievances of military men coming out for remedial action and reforms before the pressure cooker bursts anytime. Isn’t?


Is such advice and stress useful in the modern age in view of the sources of communication available presently and at higher level appointments are done politically by superseding the equally honest, sincere, experienced and devotional personalities to their duty for maintaining the national security?


Is it all not open and available on internet in these days?


Does only that the senior military officer (Totally keep himself isolated communicably) deserves to share a cup of coffee as wrote, “a senior serving Army officer made a most astounding — and, a most pleasing — revelation: he does not own a mobile phone. Nor was he entangled with the social media instruments. No Facebook. No Twitter. No Instagram; and, the officer contended that because of this decision to shun the smartphone slavery, he had a very positive disposition on life and his work. He suggested that because of this distance, his decisions and responses were sound. He is a wonderfully sane man, defying the mobile industry-driven values and attitudes”?


It means such the senior military officer ‘totally keep himself isolated communicably’ is only a wonderfully sane man, defying the mobile industry-driven values and attitudes”.


The attitude of such a senior military officer ‘totally keep himself isolated communicably- easily communicated or capable of being communicated’ may not appeal to all the sane readers on the ground that ‘he is a wonderfully sane man, defying the mobile industry-driven values and attitudes’.


All along the road from Anech to Dagshai, the cantonment board has very thoughtfully put up photographs of the brave men who have been awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the highest honour the nation bestows on its soldiers. It was like walking with the martyrs.


“There is a realisation that our national identity is unconsciously shaped and sharpened by tales of supreme sacrifice and bravery by each of these names — be it a Shaitan Singh, or an Abdul Hamid or a Yogendra Singh Yadav.


Some of them had even handed me brief notes on the security scenario. Such earnestness, such concern. Much of what my fellow-panelists had to say must remain unwritten, as the dialogue was conducted under what is called the Chatham House Rule (no publicity, frank discussion).


If these retired generals were not creating enough noise on their own, we now have a Chief of the Army Staff who is prone- prone to exaggerate to be garrulous-talkative, chatty, inviting unbecoming comments from second-rung politicians like recently reported, “Indian Army Chief as "Sadak Ka Gunda"-"goon on the street", (Former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday likened Army chief General Bipin Rawat to a "goon on the street").


Is the pointer towards this happening not for political reasons for the Army chief General Bipin appointed politically by superseding the equally honest, sincere, experienced and devotional personalities to their duty for maintaining the national security and also by inviting unbecoming comments from second-rung politicians?



I remain unconvinced of the need and the desirability of so many generals, admirals and air marshals allowing themselves to be enlisted as studio warriors”.


The stress is clear that don’t allow the grievances of military men coming out for remedial action and reforms before the pressure cooker bursts anytime. Isn’t?


Again stress seems clear that don’t allow the grievances of military men coming out for remedial action and reforms before the pressure cooker bursts anytime as suggested here in the note,“ A very, very unhappy and unhealthy impression is gaining ground that the fauji biradari is needlessly allowing itself to get sucked into the politicians’ quarrels. And, now even serving officers feel encouraged — or, are probably being encouraged — to join the public argument. All these years, the working proposition was that it was the job of the politicians to defend the officers, whether in uniform or civvies. This very useful and very desirable tradition is being gradually dispensed with. Someone needs to put a stop to this new trend”.


As to how OROP war fought: Ex-servicemen threaten ‘fast-unto-death’ if ‘anomalies’ not removed? Why?


OROP War is the history of more than 40 (Forty) years and yet ‘anomalies-irregularities-something that deviates from the norm or from expectations’ not removed. Again Why?


When, ‘Walking With The Martyrs!


With Indian Soldiers But Is Desirable or Not? Who Will Answer?


NOTE: Mainstream Press In India Shall Not Be Allowed To Publish, ‘The Analysis By: Balbir Singh Sooch’ as experienced so far. Thanks

Posted on Jun 21, 17 | 11:29 pm