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कहीं पाकिस्तान और चीन के पक्ष में तो नए सेना प्रमुख का विरोध नहीं कर रही कांग्रेस-कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी?

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मोदी सरकार ने उप सेना प्रमुख जनरल विपिन रावत को जब से नए सेना प्रमुख बनाने की घोषणा की है, कांग्रेस और कम्युनिस्ट एक सुर में इसका विरोध कर रहे हैं! इसे केवल विरोधी पार्टी के विरोध के रूप में नहीं देखा जा सकता! जनरल विपिन रावत की प्रोफाइल और कांग्रेस-कम्युनिस्टों के अतीत को देखते हुए इससे साजिश की बू आ रही है! कांग्रेस और कम्युनिस्ट, दोनों का अतीत खुद के देश भारत से अधिक पाकिस्तान और चीन को प्राथमिकता देने का रहा है, इसलिए इसे हल्के में नहीं लिया जा सकता है!

पहले कम्युनिस्टों को लेते हैं! जनरल रावत की नियुक्ति पर CPI नेता डी राजा ने कहा, ‘सेना पूरे देश की है, सरकार को जवाब देना चाहिए कि आखिर कैसे ये नियुक्तियां की गईं? इन नियुक्तियों पर देश को भरोसे में लिया जाना चाहिए।’ पाठकों को मैं बताना चाहता हूं कि भारत-चीन की लड़ाई में कम्युनिस्टों ने न केवल खुलकर चीन का पक्ष लिया था, बल्कि चीन की मदद से भारतीय सेना में अपना एक गुप्त दस्ता भी तैनात किया था, जो भारतीय सेना को अंदर से तबाह करने के लिए किया गया था! मेरी जनवरी 2017 में आ रही पुस्तक ‘कहानी कम्युनिस्टों की’ में आपको पता चलेगा कि किस तरह से हरकिशन सिंह सुरजीत को चीन की मदद करने और भारतीय सेना को तबाह करने की जिम्मेदारी सौंपी गई थी!

यहां यह बताना जरूरी है कि लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल रावत ने चीन के साथ लगती वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा एवं पूर्वोत्तर समेत कई इलाकों में परिचालन संबंधी विभिन्न जिम्मेदारियां संभाली हैं। इसलिए यह अकारण नहीं है कि कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी उनकी नियुक्ति के विरोध में उतर आई है! चीन जिस तरह से हमारी सीमा पर घुसपैठ करता रहता है, वह कम्युनिस्टों की नीति के अनुकूल है! शायद चीन के हित को देखते हुए ही कम्युनिस्टों ने जनरल रावत के विरोध का फैसला किया हो! मेरी किताब में आपको इसकी पूरी जानकारी मिलेगी कि किस तरह चीन-भारत युद्ध में भारतीय सेना को कम्युनिस्टों ने टारगेट किया था!


The Indian Army Gets Its New Chief. Here’s Why Lt Gen Bipin Rawat Scored Over Others.

The Indian Army Gets Its New Chief

It is a gratifying moment for me, personally, to see one of my former General Officers from the challenging days of 2011 in Srinagar being appointed as the new Chief of the Army Staff. Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, currently Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) is set to be the new army chief with effect from 1 January 2017, on the superannuation of Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.

The announcement has drawn attention for various reasons. First, the appointment has been made a mere two weeks before the crucial position is due to fall vacant; it usually happens at least two months prior. Second, Gen Rawat supersedes two competent General Officers, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi and Lt Gen P M Hariz. The Indian Army has normally followed a system of appointing the senior-most qualified officer as army chief. The tenure is three years or till the age of 62, whichever comes earlier. In the past, it is only at the time of appointing the successor to Gen K V Krishna Rao that the government did something similar and overlooked the then senior-most qualified officer, Lt Gen S K Sinha, and appointed Lt Gen (later Gen) Arun Vaidya as the army chief in 1983. That remains the only precedent.

There is a system in place for appointing the army chief. The army headquarters and, in turn, the Ministry of Defence forward the names and dossiers of five senior-most qualified officers, after the current army chief, to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The record of service of the officers is scrutinised. The ACC may ask for a longer list if they decide that some of the names under consideration are unsuitable. The word ‘qualified’ here means that the names of officers of the General cadre only can be forwarded. There may be officers of services or other arms who have not been inducted into the General cadre but are senior to the others eligible; but since they are not in the command chain, they are not eligible for consideration.


Pakistan’s new Army Chief: Old wine in new bottle

Pakistans new Army Chief

Pakistan has mastered the art of symbolism; of letting its actions do all the talking. As the country prepares for a change of Army Chiefs today (November, 29) two terror attacks in the Jammu region have sent out a clear signal that there is no change in its policy towards India.

The twin terrors attacks in the Jammu region and instances of cross border engagement with the BSF are ground indicators of the business and usual policy that Pakistan will follow so far as India is concerned after Gen. Sharif gets superannuated.

In the last few days after declaration of Lt. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa as Army Chief designate, the Indian media has been going overboard in its breathless coverage to the changeover.

The crux of the opinion that has been put forward is that Gen. Bajwa is a mature professional soldier, a votary for democracy and more interested in containing the internal security situation of his country which is in doldrums.

It is also being said that Gen. Raheel Sharif was the villain of the piece so far as the teetering Indo-Pakistan relations are concerned. The spike in terrorist activity, cross border fire, infiltration bids etc. were all due to the personal agenda of Gen. Sharif with the Government of Pakistan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif standing by as mute spectators. An indication was being given that things are likely to change for the better with the new Army Chief coming.


Five Ways To Measure Success Or Failure Of Modi’s Demonetisation Gamble

Five Ways To Measure Success

Twenty of the 50 days that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to make things normal again after demonetisation are over. Even though the acute cash crisis phase is over, the sense of cash shortage has not gone. In fact, there are fears that it could get worse for a while once again as salary day demands peak in the next few days.

But 20 days is a good enough time to take stock of what has happened, and speculate on what may be going on and whether the crisis phase of demonetisation will be over by 30 December. It is also a good time to put in place some markers for declaring demonetisation a success or failure.

First, the numbers. Of the Rs 14 lakh crore worth of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes declared illegal tender on the midnight of 8 November, roughly Rs 8.11 lakh crore has found its way into bank deposits. On the other hand, the cash handed out is around Rs 2.51 lakh crore through bank withdrawals, exchange of old notes, and ATMs.

The gap between Rs 8.11 lakh crore and Rs 2.51 lakh crore can be reckoned to be the unmet demand for cash at this point – which works out to Rs 5.6 lakh crore. Hence the sense of shortage.


Explained: Everything You Need To Know About Benami Act And How It Can Affect You

Explained Everything You Need

A week into the demonetisation of high value notes exercise, quarter page advertisements in newspapers warned people not to let their accounts be used to launder black money. It warned of action under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act which came into force on November 1, a week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation. A quick look at the whole issue of regulating benami deals.

What is benami property?

Benami is a Hindi word which means without a name. Benami property or assets, therefore, is a reference to property/assets whose actual owner is not the person in whose name it is. That is, property or shares, fixed deposits, debentures and bank accounts held by someone for someone else. The person who lends his or her name does not get any beneficial interest in the property or asset and is called a benamidar.

Benami deals have been quite common in India; cases date back to the late nineteenth century. So the practice has got judicial recognition. Not all benami transactions are illegal.

Benami transactions proliferated during India’s socialist past. Large scale benami deals happened when land reforms entailed the abolition of zamindari, giving tillers rights to own the land as well as imposition of agricultural land ceilings. (In urban areas, this became quite rampant after the passage of the now-scrapped Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976.


हवा-पानी से लेकर कोयला तक लूटने वाले मनमोहन सिंह को नोटबंदी लग रहा है व्यवस्थित लूट!

हव-पन स लकर कयल तक लटन

पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह के राज में करीब 12 से 15 लाख करोड़ का व्यवस्थित लूट हुआ। व्यवस्थित इस मायने में कि 1 लाख 76 हजार करोड़ के 2जी स्पेक्ट्रम लूट और 1 लाख 86 हजार करोड़ के कोयला खदान लूट पर बाद में आई सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मुहर लगा दी! सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मनमोहन सिंह के जमाने में हुए 2जी व कोयला खदान आवंटन को पूरी तरह से रद्द कर यह स्पष्ट कर दिया कि मनमोहन सिंह की यूपीए सरकार व्यवस्थित तरीके से सरकारी खजाने को लूटने में जुटी हुई थी।

यही नहीं, कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स में 70 हजार करोड़ की लूट, अगस्ता हेलीकॉप्टर लूट, रक्षा खरीद लूट, रेलवे लूट, एंथ्रेक्स-देवास जैसे अनगिनत लूटों में कांग्रेस शासित मनमोहन सिंह की यूपीए सरकार का साख गिरा था, तभी आम जनता ने 2014 में उसे पूरी तरह से समेट दिया! यही नहीं, स्वयं कोयला खदान आवंटन में मनमोहन सिंह तक के जेल में जाने की नौबत आ गई थी! आज वही मनमोहन सिंह राज्यसभा में कह रहे हैं कि ‘नोटबंदी कानूनन चलाई जा रही व्यवस्थित लूट है।’ जो खुद व्यवस्थित लूटपाट का सरगना हो, वह लूट की बात करे, देश ऐसे रोबोट पर कितना भरोसा करेगा?

सवाल उठता है कि डाके में फंसे एक गिरोह के सरदार की बातों पर जनता कितना भरोस करे? अगस्ता वेस्टलैंड घोटाले में तो इटली की अदालत में मनमोहन सिंह का नाम आ चुका है! ऐसे में एक ऐसे व्यक्ति पर जनता कितना भरोस करे, जो अपनी सोच से अधिक 10 जनपथ की सोच से संचालित होता रहा हो! जो प्रधानमंत्री रहते स्वयं विदेश में हो और उनके मंत्रिमंडल द्वारा लिए गए निर्णय को उनकी पार्टी का युवराज भरी प्रेस वार्ता में फाड़ कर उन्हें विदेश में अपमानित करने से भी नहीं चूकता हो! जिसे पाकिस्तान का प्रधानमंत्री जनाना कहता हो और जिस पर वह पावर ब्रोकर पत्रकार बरखा दत्त ठहाके लगाती हो, जिसके कहने पर उन्होंने 2जी लूटने के लिए राजा को मंत्री बनाया था।


Ten Big Impacts Of Demonetisation That You Must Know

Ten Big Impacts Of

From lootera netas to dishonest babus, from corrupt builders to mining mafias, from Maoists to terrorists, from hawala racketeers to fake note printers and pedlars, from Kashmiri separatists to North-East insurgents – all are having a tough time, thanks to demonetisation.

The nation is on the cusp of a major change.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for keeping his cards close to his chest. The maverick statesman spins audacious surprises which are beyond the range of speculations for political pundits. Modi’s announcement to demonetise the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and replace them with new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 series with advanced security features brings home this very fact.

In what could be termed as the mother of all reforms, Prime Minister Modi’s demonetisation move will have far reaching implications. This is not to dispute that the transformative step has brought some hardship for the citizens, but those are temporary and will blow over soon. For the larger benefit of the nation, we the citizens can bear such hiccups with a smile. After all, this is how we as citizens can contribute in policy making and nation building. While bank employees are working overtime to make Modi’s ambitious demonetisation drive a success, let’s discuss its many-fold impacts.