We also keep electing many buffon politicians as leader , in fact too many oldies from 40s and 50s. Till we acheive the strength to avoid preassure and capability to pay /push back Paki 3 and1/4 Masters, buying time seems to be the best options in our politician ( not leaders) mind.
The problem is that, for many reasons, the reins of power in India after independence passed into the hands of traders, academicians and intellectuals. This is a violation of the natural law of how human societies should be organised.
It is the people with a warrior bent of mind (kshatriyas) who should always rule. Others should be mere advisors. Anyone who has an intutive understanding of military and strategic matters is fit to be a ruler.
But there was a deliberate set up against such military-minded leaders in India. The British actively connived to prevent them from coming anywhere near the throne.
Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh, Patel, Savarkar -- these were the warriors. The Brits sensed danger from them, so they did two things: (i) crushed these military-minded Indians ruthlessly, on one hand, and (ii) promoted the leftist/liberals/peace makers in the form of Gandhi and Nehru, on the other.
The Indian leftist liberals and the British, both scratched each other's backs. Gandhi's favouring of Nehru over Patel as the PM of India was a leftist-liberal coup against the nationalists. (I have a feeling Gandhi was implementing British instructions in this matter.) Gandhi delivered the final blow to nationalists and planted Nehru on top despite opposition of all prominent Congress leaders and state committees who rejected Nehru overwhelmingly.
The country has never recovered from this nasty coup by Gandhi. Political power of India, Nehru onwards, has firmly been in the hands of Hindu leftist liberals. These people are determined not to let power go away from their hands. In this, they are actively helped by the Anglo-Saxons. (Such as nominating MMS to be the PM and visa denial to Modi.) It is the same British strategy of keeping Hindu nationalists and warriors at bay, that is still continuing. The Indian leftist liberal class is even today a co-conspirator with the Anglo Saxons in this game. (I read reports that Congress leaders actively campaigned with the US embassy to deny Modi a visa.)
Nobody has ever accused these Indian leftist liberals (the Jhappi Pappi crowd) of having any understanding of strategic matters. It is a cowardly group. Their enduring slogan is "war is not an option." They have squandered away every strategic advantage and have been outsmarted at every turn. The country is paying a heavy price for this monopoloy of leftist liberals over political power in India. In short, Gandhi is still ruling India from his grave.
"Leaders" like Nehru, MMS, IK Gujaral, A.B. Vajpayee, etc. have to be seen in this light. All of them are traders, academicians and intellectuals who are essentially usurpers of political power. They are also determined not to allow Hindu warrior class to come to power. The result is blunders and howlers such as at Sharm al Sheikh, China war, POK, gift of Coco islands to Burma, Maoist coup in Nepal, string of pearls around India, bomb blasts after bomb blasts, etc. etc.
The country will keep bleeding and Indians will keep getting killed even in peace time as long as this militarily-blind group of leftist liberals keeps ruling India with active Anglo Saxon patronage. The Anglo Saxons are ultimate guarrantor of their rule in India. This is the reason why they come like a ton of bricks on people like Subhas Bose and Narender Modi.
Who is MMS? He is an economist -- essentially he has aquired knowledge about how trading activity takes place. He is absolutely unqualified to rule over the destiny of India because he is strategically blind. But he has been planted on the chair by the same powers who are determined not to allow Hindu nationalists to come to power.
Ever wondered why Russia, Israel, US, etc are all ruled by warriors in the shape of ex-intelligence chiefs from CIA, KGB, Mossad, etc. or of leaders who have actually been army commandos or figher pilots? These countries have understood the essence of the varna system -- the natural order by which human societies automatically get organized if left on their own.