Monday, January 23, 2012

India's Defence problems & solution

India should immediately have the post of Chief of Defence Staffs (CDS) for integration and better performance of the defence forces! More money should be spend in modernisation than on anything else in the defence budget.

Madras Regiment is the one of the oldest Regiment of Indian Army and present quota system of recruitment is largely due to invention of martial race theory of British for divide and rule policy. Afterall, with the help of Bengal Regiment (now dismantalled due to 1857 mutiny) and Madras Regiment the British conquered the so called martial races of Punjab, Jats, Gurkhas, etc. Indian govt is following the same divisive racist policy! Mangal Pandey and many of the first martyrs of Indian Independance in 1857 belonged to Bengal Regiment.
General Vaidya during the insurgency in Punjab proposed admitting people of all caste, creed and language into the earlier mostly homogenous units like Sikh Regiment, Gurkha Regiment, Jat Regiment, Rajputana Rifles, Dogra Regiment, Maratha Light Infantry, Punjab Regiment, etc. But, still they are mostly one community dominated respectively. This is a dangerous thing for a nation's security as seen during insurgency in Punjab. This should be immediately undone! Also, in a heterogenous country like India no such units of armed forces should be named after a few communities and others are left out. There should also be no quota system for any community in Defence and recruitment should be all India basis purely on merit. This is true also for Paramilitary forces like Assam Rifles, Manipur Rifles, etc which should also be named differently.
An example could be the Indian National Army raised by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to fight the British in south-east Asia. He named various Regiments in the names of national heros like Gandhiji, Nehruji and Rani Jhansi (all women Regiment). However, another option could be alpha-numerical numbering.

No comments:

Post a Comment