Manohar Parrikar Must Continue As Raksha Mantri
PARRIKAR MUST CONTINUE TO PLAY CHINESE CHECKERS
1. A recent news item by Manisha Singh on Z News stated that our Raksha Mantri is likely to head back to Goa as the CM after the next Cabinet Reshuffle. This news must have gladdened many hearts within and outside the Country. All those who wish us harm must be celebrating.
2. Since 2004 our defence preparedness has been systematically degraded in a manner which looks too well planned. Without firing a shot our adversaries achieved their aim . Political Corruption , Anonymous Allegations, Half Truths, Selective Leaks , Lack of Knowledge of Matters Military, Absurd legalities, Red Tapism, Bureaucratic Apathy and Obstructions, Lethargy and Plain Incompetency within the MoD have taken a very heavy toll and chipped at the very foundation of INDIAS DEFENCE especially over the last 10 years. And to top it all our RM from 2006 to 2014 Shri Anthony simply took the cake by trying to become ” Holier Than The Pope”. We required an efficient RM and instead we had a dhoti shivering politician.
3. After a very long time we now finally got a RM who means business. He has not only learnt the intricacies of CHINESE CHECKERS but also seems to be deciphering the LUTYEN LUDO moves. Very soon he will start pressing the right buttons and the MoD will start resounding with YES MINISTER in full volume. Shri Parrikar is needed at South Block to help Modi to see thru the following reforms:
(a) Creation of post of CDS
(b) Creation of Tri Services Cyber ,Aerospace and Special Forces Commands
(c) Creation of Tri Service Theatre Commands for total Jointness.
( d) Restructuring of MoD Organisation and its Rules of Work with seamless integrat
ion of Civil and Military elements.
(e) Make India Self Reliant in Defence
( f) Reorganise and ensure efficient functioning of ExService Men Welfare Department at both Centre and State level
4. Matters Military are not only very sensitive but quite intricate too . At Battalion Level and below it is more of Standard Operating Procedures, logistics ,Set Drills as per Teachings. At Operational Level it is a mix of Tactics and Strategy ie both Science and Arts . However at the highest level it is Pure Arts to be practiced with help of Military Science. Thus it takes time to learn the job of a RM especially when the person is not having any military experience. The matter gets further complicated in India ,as the Defence Ministry is itself is staffed with 95% of the staff having no military background or its basic knowledge. Shri Anthony could have worked wonders at least in his second tenure but proved not only worthless but even had a negative impact.
5. Now we finally seem to have a RM who has not only been a keen learner but also willing to practice what he is learning . His place therefore is in New Delhi and not Panaji. Both the Prime Minister and the BJP President must ensure that Parrikar continues as the RM. Lots of vested interests in the Opposition, Bureaucracy, Corporate World and Foreign Defence Companies may help orchestrate his move to Panaji . Not only Vested interests within the BJP itself may be happy over his move to Goa but others may genuinely be wanting him to go there to restore things in Goa. However India needs to be given priority over Goa. Someone else needs to be found to manage that state in case actually required. Hope the Man at the right place is listening.