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AK Antony Blasts NDA 1 year govt for Worst Defense Policies.

The present Govt has compromised our national security: AK Antony (Cong)

This year defense budget is the lowest .Shame on NDA

Worst ever defense policies

No infrastructure development against China

This government is Anti National

Why cut down China specific corp from 60000 to 30000? ITS ANTI NATIONAL .

No sufficient weapons for armed forces.

Why delay One rank One pension for 14 months ?

This govt is the worst performer of all time .

NDA government letting down the morale of armed forces . Following anti armed force policies

More and more I can't stop laughing :D

And look how presstitutes reporting :
Cong tears through NDA 'claims' of 'acche din' in one year, especially Defence
 
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Best advise for Antony : Sit on dharna before previous defense minister for pathetic state of Defense budget and procurement.

AK Antony Blasts NDA 1 year govt for Worst Defense Policies.

The present Govt has compromised our national security: AK Antony (Cong)

This year defense budget is the lowest .Shame on NDA

Worst ever defense policies

No infrastructure development against China

This government is Anti National

Why cut down China specific corp from 60000 to 30000? ITS ANTI NATIONAL .

No sufficient weapons for armed forces.

Why delay One rank One pension for 14 months ?

This govt is the worst performer of all time .

NDA government letting down the morale of armed forces . Following anti armed force policies

More and more I can't stop laughing :D

And look how presstitutes reporting :
Cong tears through NDA 'claims' of 'acche din' in one year, especially Defence
Better NDA government come up with 60 billion $ defense budget for 2016 :D
 

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AK Antony Blasts NDA 1 year govt for Worst Defense Policies.

The present Govt has compromised our national security: AK Antony (Cong)

This year defense budget is the lowest .Shame on NDA

Worst ever defense policies

No infrastructure development against China

This government is Anti National

Why cut down China specific corp from 60000 to 30000? ITS ANTI NATIONAL .

No sufficient weapons for armed forces.

Why delay One rank One pension for 14 months ?

This govt is the worst performer of all time .

NDA government letting down the morale of armed forces . Following anti armed force policies

More and more I can't stop laughing :D

And look how presstitutes reporting :
Cong tears through NDA 'claims' of 'acche din' in one year, especially Defence
 

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AK Antony Blasts NDA 1 year govt for Worst Defense Policies.

The present Govt has compromised our national security: AK Antony (Cong)

This year defense budget is the lowest .Shame on NDA

Worst ever defense policies

No infrastructure development against China

This government is Anti National

Why cut down China specific corp from 60000 to 30000? ITS ANTI NATIONAL .

No sufficient weapons for armed forces.

Why delay One rank One pension for 14 months ?

This govt is the worst performer of all time .

NDA government letting down the morale of armed forces . Following anti armed force policies

More and more I can't stop laughing :D

And look how presstitutes reporting :
Cong tears through NDA 'claims' of 'acche din' in one year, especially Defence
it happens when you see your carefully crafted "money plant" getting destroyed by the new caretaker

since all the big ticket defnce purchases being re negociated and re evaluated and the "promised amount" not reaching people tend to bitch so who cares what antony has to say he already is in no position to point fingers at the new goverment as they did every thing themselfs in there 10 years rule to damage indian defnce forces
 

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Antony will go down as the worst defense minister India ever had. 10 years of indecisiveness is what Antony will be described.
 

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mr.antony was himself a big coward kind of defense minister,, he had never given a free hand to army,, now we are getting some kind of free hand.
remember martyred lance naik hemraj and sudhakar singh's incident,, even at that time he had said army to remain calm and don't give a befitting reply to enemy.
he should have remembered these facts before giving such statements.
 

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BLUNDERS OF CONGRESS LED UPA
SAVE ME PLEASE

INSULT TO OUR SOLDERS

Parliament was paralysed Opposition members angrily demanded an apology from Defence Minister AK Antony for letting Pakistan off the hook through his statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

CHINESE MISADVENTURE
In April 2013, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police or ITBP, which patrols the border with China had told the government that 640 square km in Rakinala in north-east Ladakh had been inaccessible to Indian troops because of a large incursion by the Chinese army. Several dozen Chinese soldiers had set up a remote camp 18-19 km inside Indian territory at Daulat Beg Oldie.

The ITBP reported that they had resumed patrolling the area after Chinese troops withdrew.



CHOPPER GATE
In early 2013, an Indian parliamentary investigation began into allegations of bribery and corruption involving several senior officials and helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland surrounding the purchase of a new fleet of helicopters. The scandal has been referred to as the Chopper scam, orChoppergate by elements of the media and popular press.[1]

Several Indian politicians and military officials have been accused of accepting bribes from AgustaWestland in order to win the 36 billion(US$570 million) Indian contract for the supply of 12 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters; these helicopters are intended to perform VVIP duties for thePresident of India and other important state officials.[2] Ahmed Patel political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi is alleged by Italian prosecutors to have received kickbacks from the deal.[3] A note dating back to 15 March 2008 presented in the Italian court also indicates that Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi is the driving force behind the VIP chopper purchase. And it further asks middleman Peter Hulett to target key advisors to Sonia Gandhi and lists the names of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Pranab Mukherjee, M. Veerappa Moily, Oscar Fernandez, M. K. Narayanan, Vinay Singh. The note also contains the bribes to be paid out divided as, "AF" €6 Million, "BUR" €8.4 Million, "Pol" €6 Million and "AP" €3 Million.

CAG highlighted gaps in defence in Dec 2011 but govt remained inactive:
Army Chief General V.K. Singh's leaked letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had highlighted the country's lack of defence preparedness. However, newspaper reports on Friday said the government was already in the know of the gaps in India's defence from a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in December 2011.

It was, therefore, not surprising that instead of addressing the issue raised by the Army chief the government focus was on investigating how such sensitive information was leaked to the media.

In its report, the CAG draws attention to the critical gaps in the country's defence. According to its findings, artillery used in the Indian Army is obsolete as troops are still using technology of World War 2 and the 1970s.

The report has also given a regiment-wise break up and highlighted how they lack the necessary firepower. Acquisition of new weapons, which was a part of the 10th army plan of 2002-2007, have not yet materialised affecting preparedness.

The report also paints a grim picture for the Navy saying the country lacks competitiveness in sea.

IN A FIRST Indian Naval Chief Resigns Following Series Of Accidents, DUE TO APATHY OF MISTER SAINT ANTHONY

The Indian navy’s INS Sindhuratna, a Sindhughosh-class diesel electric submarine, suffered a fire on Wednesday which resulted in the death of two officers serving on board and severe injuries to another seven sailors. Smoke on board the submarine triggered the automatic closure of hatches, resulting in the suffocation of the two sailors. The accident, which occurred about 74 kilometers off the Mumbai coast, marked the 10th major incident involving Indian naval hardware in the last seven months.

Last year, the sinking of the INS Sindhurakshakresulted in the death of 18 sailors. Other accidents within the Indian navy include a fire aboard India’s INS Viraat, another Sindhughosh-class submarine running aground during low tide, and the amphibious vessel INS Airavat running aground, among others.

The Indian Navy commissioned an inquiry into the accident aboard the INS Sindhuratna. “A high-level inquiry headed by an officer of rear admiral rank has been constituted and has immediately commenced its proceedings to establish the cause of all incidents and to recommend steps for continuing safe operations of submarines,” according to an official statement.

The accident, combined with the other recent naval mishaps, prompted the resignation of India’s naval chief on Wednesday, almost immediately after the INS Sindhuratna incident became public. Admiral D. K. Joshi, India’s Chief of Naval Staff, resigned, taking “moral responsibility” for the incidents. According to The Times of India, Joshi was slated to serve until August 2015.

Joshi’s decision to resign was met with praise across the Indian media. ”Admiral Joshi’s immediate resignation taking moral responsibility for the accident stands out as a shining act of conscience in an age when our ministers cynically and shamelessly refuse to be held accountable for the deaths of countless citizens because of the negligence of their governments,” wrote The Times of India.

Joshi’s resignation has been accepted with immediate effect and Vice Admiral R. K. Dhowan, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, will take over as the Indian Navy’s temporary chief.

Indian Defense Minister A. K. Antony has come under criticism from former naval officers for accepting Joshi’s resignation. Antony noted that Joshi appeared “disturbed” by the incident and consulted with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before accepting his resignation.

The INS Sindhuratna incident, combined with the sinking of the INS Sindhurakshak last year, have cast a shadow on the Indian navy’s efforts to modernize its current fleet. India is currently constructing the INSVikrant, a 40,000 ton aircraft carrier, slated to enter service in 2017. The Sindhughosh-class diesel electric submarines were inaugurated in the late 1980s and are slated for replacement by Scorpene-class submarines in the near future.


BRIG ARJUN BAJPAI(RETD.)

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INDIA PAYS DEARLY FOR NEGLECT OF ARMED FORCES BY CONG LED UPA
A Country one eighth the size of India and having an armed forces less than half of India, Pakistan, has the termity to break cease fire at will and care too hoots about us. Like in past 24 hours it has broken cease fire four times and now has been targeting the civilian areas of Jammu sect that also firing across international border and not only LOC in Kashmir. There has been unwritten law between the two armies that they will not target civilian areas but Pakistan has purposely broken that and has targeted these areas 0n the night of 05- 06 Oct with their 120 mm mortars by which 5 Indian civilians have been killed and 33 injured. The big question is how Pakistan has picked up this courage? Answer is not far to seek. Pakistan fully knows how the cong government of Sonia Gandhi-Manmohan singh combine has neglected the needs of Indian Armed Forces for last ten years. The biggest culprit was Saint Anthony who was Defence Minister of India for full seven years of these ten years of congress rule. It is really a pity that country had such an incompetent Defence minister in Antony who only listened to the civilian Babus straddling the MOD and never the Armed forces chiefs. All that he did was to keep on black listing international arms manufacturing firms on a whiff of suspicion that a particular contract of arms supply had some shady dealings. What is really surprising is that why did he not catch the dealers and wheelers within the country? Not a single person has been punished till date? Meanwhile we have lost the edge that we had over Pakistan and even china. From an authorised strength of 44 fighter squadrons our Air force is down to just 34 squadron’s just two more from Pakistan. We have not inducted any artillery gun since 1986 and our artillery is in bad shape. Our submarine fleet is down to 8 old submarines from an earlier tally of 19.All our every defence production projects are running way behind schedule. These list of woes is endless but it made no difference to Saint Antony or the puppet Prime Minster of India Man mohan singh. Pakistan and China fully know our weaknesses and that is why these cease fire violations by Pakistan and Border intrusions by China. Let us be clear in our minds that this pathetic neglect of our defence preparedness despite best of Modi Governments effort will take at least five to six years to set all gaps right. Anyway now Congress is gone and out but why should Armed Forces and people of India suffer for this criminal neglect? Why should those people be allowed to get away scot free who have brought the country to this pathetic state? democracy or no democracy we in India must find a solution to this problem. India has already suffered once in 1962 when again it was Congress which ruled us and again now conditions are no different and once again it is congress.



 

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In diplomatic and strategic arena the new Narendra Modi led government has started on a sound footing with one to one meeting with the seven leaders of SAARC on his very first day of taking charge as the new Prime Minister of India. This has created a congenial diplomatic ambience for the new government to work with its various international partners.

The new Prime Minister has also received messages of congratulations and goodwill from all powers -big and small- and there seems to be a race to embrace the Modi government first. The countries which used to criticize Modi on his human rights record seems to have forgotten them and wants to add fresh page in bilateral relations. China went a step ahead and sent its foreign minister Wang Yi as Special envoy of the Prime Minister.

However, considering the contrasts in relations, it will not be long before Modi government will open his cards and some of the global powers begin to realize the inclinations of the new government.

Pakistan was first to get the clear message when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was told in no uncertain terms that relations will proceed only in terror free atmosphere. Modi’s warning was preceded by a failed attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat, which conveyed a message to India that the Pakistan’s military establishment will not easily reconcile to the drastically changed political scene in India.

During the height of election campaign in India, when the Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was adopting tough postures towards both Pakistan and China, both countries reacted cautiously. After he took control of the new government, the Chinese leadership was effusive in its comments and tried to send very positive signals. This must have been noted by Narendra Modi who has made four visits to China as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for inviting Chinese investments to his state.

While China seems to be extending olive branch to Modi, Pakistan continues to be a cause of worry. The attack on Herat Consulate was the mastermind of Lashkar e Taiba , which was revealed by the outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai while on a visit to New Delhi to attend the Modi swearing in ceremony. In fact the Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had made a very provocative statement on Kashmir. Though the new Indian government has tried to send conciliatory signals towards both arch rivals, with whom India has serious territorial and boundary disputes, the Indian security establishment will never ignore the Pakistan-China nexus against India.

Sensitive issues

In his address to his army commanders in the first week of May General Sharif described Kashmir as Pakistan’s jugular vein, which generated much media debate in both Pakistan and India.

Significantly among the audience present during General Sharif’s address was two Chinese PLA officers. The Indian strategic analysts and the Indian security establishment has taken note of this and are discussing the various pros and cons of the General’s statement in front of the Chinese military officers present among the Pakistani army officers.

Indian strategic observers are fearing two ominous developments post new Indian government, which of course has sent conciliatory friendly messages and expressions of goodwill towards Pakistani people and also intentions to resolve all disputes with Pakistan and China amicably.

Both Pakistan and China will put strategic pressures on India through provocative statements and even create fracas on the LOC and LAC to gauge the reactions of the new Indian government.

Modi during his several election speeches had threatened to retaliate to any provocative strike on LOC with Pakistan and intrusion on LAC with China. Modi several times raised the emotive issue of beheading of two Indian soldiers on the Line of Control with Pakistan. It is now very clear, if we go by various rhetorical statements of Narendra Modi in the run up to the Parliamentary elections, he will adopt a no nonsense policy towards both of India’s neighbors.

The BJP election manifesto also promised to revise the Indian nuclear doctrine, which will continue to dominate the discourse among strategic experts in India and abroad and will give excuse to China and Pakistan to adopt more aggressive nuclear postures.

The reaction to General Sharif’s statement on Kashmir evoked rare show of unity from India’s political class from ruling to opposition circles. Both Congress and BJP strongly countered the Pakistani Generals pronouncements on Kashmir.

Narendra Modi had also indicated in his election speeches his tough postures towards China. Hence it is assessed by strategic observers that both China and Pakistan, while expressing desire to improve and warm up relations with India, will be silently evolving strategies to put India under the new regime under strategic and military pressure.

Defence modernization

To counter this move, the new government will have to first take serious steps to revive its defence modernization program, which has almost been suspended under the second term of the Manmohan Singh led UPA regime.

The UPA-2 dilly dallied on almost all major defence acquisition programs and its consequences will be felt during military standoff with the neighboring Pakistan and China.

That Pakistani army could occupy the Kargil heights in Kashmir for two long months in 1999 , is a grim reminder of the neglect of military preparedness by the previous Congress led government in India, and once again the aggressive looking Pakistani military leaders seems to be on provocative mood.

In the light of evolving strategic environment around the country and also in the near and far maritime domain, neglect of military preparedness will prove to be very costly for the country.

The two front challenge that Indian armed forces will face in future will be a daunting task to overcome. The Sino-Pak strategic nexus against India is likely to grow stronger with the new government in New Delhi. A country facing domestic instability amidst rising Jehadi challenge to its survival and an aggressive China on an expansionist mode should be a matter of concern for the new Indian government and strategists.

The new Indian defence minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that the government will give top priorities to revival of defence modernization program, which has been halted since last few years.

Pending proposals

One of the major decisions the new government will have to take would be on the much touted Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft acquisition program as the new defence minister has promised an early decision. Meanwhile the French government has taken a very smart move to impress the new government with a joint Indo-French Garud Air Force exercises in Jodhpur in the first and second week of June, in which the Rafale would be the key player.

The decision to acquire 126 Rafale , after being shortlisted as the first choice of the Indian Air Force , has already been delayed by more than two years. The new defence minister will obviously be under great pressure to take an early decision.

However, there are many other pending proposals that the new government will have to seriously consider for an early implementation. The Indian Navy is facing a serious crunch of undersea platforms. The government had taken an in- principle decision to issue a RFP for six new diesel submarines, which is still waiting to surface.

The under construction six Scorpene submarines are already facing a problem of delay and the old Russian Kilo submarines are only a decade away from retirement. The four German Type-209 submarines also need overhaul and mid life update. To keep a regular eye on India’s maritime domain, the navy needs many more surveillance aircrafts, helicopters and warships.

The Army urgently needs long range artillery guns in all the three categories. Though the UPA government had taken a landmark decision to raise a new corps for deployment on the 4000 kms long Line of Actual Control with China, the government failed to take steps for equipping the Corps with new strike weapons.

The army currently faces biggest challenge from the China border which requires round the clock surveillance to check any intrusion or violation of the LAC. For this the army wants to equip its units with unmanned aerial vehicles of longer endurance, which is also awaiting decision. The Indian army has embarked on an extremely ambitious soldier modernization called F-INSAS program, which also needs to be speeded up.

The biggest military challenge posed to India is from the ballistic missiles, which are now in abundance with India’s neighbors. Though the Indian DRDO is seriously working on the anti-missile systems, which will safeguard vital political and military establishments from a missile attack, this will take many more years to fructify.

This defensive BMD system would be very expensive to acquire from abroad and Indian domestic program, though has reached final stage, and would need several tests to validate its efficacy. This program needs financial injection and the new government will find it hard to arrange sufficient funds in the current year’s budget.

The next years defence budget can only be sound if the government has enough money in its kitty and a government focusing on many development projects will find it hard to arrange the money for defence acquisition.

However, the new government seems determined to revive the defence modernization and the armed forces can expect a good budgetary support.
 

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