The nation’s leaders fail to understand that the umbilical chord between the serving and the ex-serviceman is as strong as that of a mother and child. The interests and welfare of one cannot be trespassed upon without impacting the other.
As a policy of State we must adopt a Hornet’s Nest response. The fear of a deadly sting should put the fear of God into our adversary. They must be made to understand that if they hurt one Indian they should be prepared to receive the anguished response of a billion humans. ‘I DARE YOU’ should be our riposte and guide stone. Humour aside, I think we need to have an accountable all powerful ‘Hornet’s Nest Quick Response Agency’ at the Centre and the States directly under the PM and state CM’s
The subtle hand of China cannot be overlooked. It is succeeding above expectation in getting US deeper into the quagmire in Afghanistan, Pakistan and now in North Korea. India too is a part of this hidden but not so subtle policy.
Police reforms have been kept in cold storage for far too long and needs to be resolved. This is critical to our nations well being. The nation’s investigative agency should be made autonomous and accountable only to the parliament. This shall give it more teeth and achieve acceptable levels of credibility. The Para military forces too should be given their due as uniformed defenders of the country. This they rightly deserve.