Latest fashion of Indian intelligentsia is to belittle Indian armed forcesThey protect us; they guard the border of the country at more than 20,000 feet. They guard the border where the oxygen content of air is very low. They protect the border in the desert. They protect the marshy land. They protect the broken hill terrains where the border runs in zigzag fashion. They even protect the border which is not clearly demarcated.
They fight against the enemy with obsolete weapon. They get killed, but they do not leave their posts. They fight against the enemy when the ratio was against them: one to ten. Whenever they get little bit encouragement, proper weapon, training and sufficient time, they destroy the enemy. They protect us in land, sea and in air.
Nowadays they are being deployed to hide the failure of the political leaders. They are being used to hide years of indecision, dilly-dallying and indirect encouragement to the separatists and anti-nationals. Even if we know that they are the last resort for protection of the country, we have tied their hands and ask them to stop insurgency. We do not allow them to shoot, but expect that they would provide us desired result. They are the armed forces of India.
The political leaders demean them. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi proposed to use Indian armed forces to clean toilets and build roads. Jawaharlal Nehru asked them to fight the Chinese at inhospitable terrains during bitter winter with obsolete .303 rifles and no winter clothings or boots. Dr. Manmohan Singh did not provide necessary weapon because of severe shortage of funds and thus caused Kargil. From 2004 to 2014, no arms were purchased to prevent financial irregularities.
Even then the armed forces have never failed us. They leave their families, near and dear ones to protect us. They die leaving behind their small children. Even then, our arrogant political leaders say that they fight because they get the salary. The intelligentsia deride them even when they take commendable decisions in front of heavy odds. The short-sighted, self-serving, corrupt political leaders and spineless, agenda-driven intelligentsia try their level best to demean Indian armed forces. They try their best to make our great soldiers ineffective. This is the latest fashion among Indian intelligentsia.
We, the common people of the country, must take an oath to stand beside our great armed forces. We must strongly protest against this suicidal fashion trend of Indian liberal intelligentsia.