Karan M wrote:
Chacko Joseph has repeatedly tried to run down Indian national interests by deliberately obfuscating facts regarding the Coast Guard terror boat incident, and now the Myanmar one is subject to his posturing too.. all thanks to his own political inclinations based on parochial considerations which he was brazen about. Folks are welcome to use the search function on this forum about how it came out and his behavior as well.
Not you Kersi, but there are a couple of other persons with similar political proclivities whom he hangs around with (a mere few likeminded BR members) am sure they will all chime in to say how great he is etc, but his antics are beyond brazen and fairly contemptuous regarding Indian interests.
Folks are free to make up their own mind, on my part I would not subsidize any of his efforts to gain benefit.
Do you mind posting a review of the book rather than your view of the author?
I won't be purchasing the book because his actions directly impugned the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy and brought an otherwise straight forward anti-terror op into disrepute.
I can only do a review if I get it at a library, don't know when that will happen.
I have decided (again, that's only my personal take on it), that I am not going to directly subsidize those elements of the Indian media which seem to think they can run with the hares and hunt with the hounds.
Folks like Pravin Swami, Chacko Joseph who make their moolah by writing on the Indian Army, Navy etc and posturing as experts on it, and at the same time whenever something of national importance happens, they spare no effort in demeaning the institutions of concern and playing a willing catspaw for hostile interests who spread that motivated narrative far and wide.
If you want to purchase his book and do a review thats your call though & that is most definitely your prerogative.
My views often clash with those of Mr Joseph, more so regarding the Indian Coast Guard incident.
By the way the book is very pro Indian, pro Indian Navy and pro India. I would not consider Mr Joseph even remotely as an anti Indian not withstanding his political views.
Let us treat the book on its merit and not on the political leanings of the author. This discussion may stop some of our BR members from reading / buying this book, which would not be fair to either our members or the book.