Kargil War is BJP War – Rejoinder

LETTER TO EDITOR

By:
Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENT ……….KARGIL WAR
Dated: 18 Jul 2009
Dear Editor in Chief,
1.  Rashid Ali, a congress MP, has made a statement on 15 Jul 2009 out side Parliament that Kargil War was the BJP War and therefore, BJP can celebrate it, Congress is not going to participate in it.   It is a shocking statement which reveals a total bankruptcy of a feeling of National pride and what India stands for.  527 soldiers who sacrificed their lives besides 1000 who were seriously injured, did not do so for a particular political party.  They did it for the Nation.  Such an irresponsible statement from an elected representative of the people tantamounts to denigrating the Defence Forces and the sprit of sacrifice of a soldier for his Nation.   Not only the Armed Forces but the Nation as a whole stands humiliated.

2.   The erring MP owes an apology to the Nation for making such a damaging statement which carries seeds of nation’s doom.  UPA Govt should automatically take it upon itself to reprimand its MP and to assure the nation that there is no such antinational feeling taking roots in its constituents.
3. It is pertinent to mention that in the recent past there have been attempts willfully or otherwise to show the Defence Forces in poor light.    It is difficult to fathom the reasons for this unless this is the handiwork of elements inimical to the interest of the country.  We appeal to all political parties to refrain from any action or statement which is likely to affect the morale of the Defence Forces and harm National Interest.
(The author is a Former Senior Fellow and Security Analyst of Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), has been examiner PhD thesis in Defence & Security Studies, Ex Commandant Services Selection Centre & President SSB, besides being Instructor at four premier institutions of the Army. Presently he is a Vice Chairman Indian Ex Servicemen Movement (IESM), Tele No -09312404269, 0124-2461416) .

With Kind Regards,
Jai Hind
Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen (Retd) Satbir Singh, SM
Vice Chairman Indian ESM Movement
Mobile: 9312404269, 0124-4110570
Email : satbirsm@yahoo. com

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