In an article dated 27 March, 2021 in ThePrint’s great journalist Shekhar Gupta writes the following paragraph.
“…The threat of war in eastern Ladakh abated. But the Chinese made their point. That India had not one but two hostile neighbours. And it wasn’t about to leave the other to fend for itself as it did in 1971. That was also an obvious impulse for restoring some sort of order on the LoC with Pakistan. And cessation of hostile rhetoric. …”
Let us ‘Cut the clutter’ and ask him, What does he mean through the above paragraph? Exactly what and whom Shekhar Gupta & Et al. is celebrating, through the above paragraph? From where is he? Shekhar Gupta & Et al. works for whom?
Forget about Modi and BJP here, Shekhar Gupta does not give credit for 1971 win to Indira Gandhi’s strategy but passes on credit to China for not interfering in 1971 Bangladesh on Pakistani side, that too Gupta & Et al.’s statement presumes China made a mistake by not interfering from Pakistani side. And now China is pressuring India by engaging on borders is somehow a welcome sign for Shekhar Gupta? Problem is not that Shekhar Gupta analyses difficulties of two front war and specially handling China, but the problem is not stopping at analyzing situations rather indirectly welcoming a foreign Chinese hand, that is why I ask to whom all Shekhar Gupta & Et al. works for? with what objectives ? and with which vested interests ?
If one uses scale like one India policy Pakistan and Bangladesh were supposed to be part of India itself and what business China does have to interfere in India/ South Asia’s internal matters? If at all China wishes to interfere one needs to think how to counter the same, rather than that Shekhar Gupta & Et al. seems celebrating results of aggressive Chinese behavior for reasons justifiable to purely pseudo secular sensibilities only.
Did Shekhar Gupta ever ask any Chinese, why you Chinese never supported one India? Why did you leave India to fend for when it was being divided on non secular non plural principle and attacked there after with all the terrorism?
“…That was also an obvious impulse for restoring some sort of order…” This statement of Shekhar Gupta Et al. indirectly intends to suggest India is an aggressor ? and the one responsible for troubles on the border? Why does Shekhar Gupta & Et al. want to color Indian forces as foreigners on their own soil and lands? Had Shekhar Gupta & Et al. really been true secular would have said there is no space for non secular state in Pakistan and Bangladesh and once they are secular they have no reason to be separate from India and hence Indian soldier has not only full moral right to defend Indian borders but also ask for all lost South Asian territory. Whatever practical international compulsions Indian government might have had or still may need to behave taking into account any pragmatic considerations, every Indian has a righteous duty to ask for undivided India if not today maybe tomorrow, if not tomorrow may be thousand years down the line.
Pakistanis who did break India are heroes and Indian soldier may be a civilian soldier or from defence forces who serves to the integrity to keep ‘Vande Mataram’ intact is villain? In what way Shekhar Gupta & Et al. supports an UnIndian point of view?
If Shekhar Gupta & Et al. wants to support Bangladeshis to become Indians then let them come with whole of Bangladesh as Indian state like any other Indian state. By which way a Bangladeshi or Pakistani non secular Muslim, who supports separate existence of Bangladesh or Pakistan and who did not support secularism and one India unequivocally becomes automatic secular by crossing the border to India, and we allow them to vote without they sharing our values? As earlier said we want Pakistan and Bangladesh back in our own fold but with our values and our terms not at their values and their terms.