"...It is a localised problem. I think the talks are going on," he said when asked if the government had any plans to resolve the issue.
A "localized problem" ? What exactly does that mean ? That the Chinese have not yet launched a multi-pronged attack up and down the entire border ? or That the rest of the country need not worry about this, this is local to Ladakh ? Or that Ladakh is not part of mainstream India ? or that it Is not the Government of India's problem, local Ladakhis will take care of it ? or the statement signals an irritiation and implies that the media is unnecessarily elevating a minor local issue to national importance and that the government should have been allowed to turn a blind eye to this and continue with its orgy of corruption and debauchery, as "delli abhi door hai" ?
OR ALL OF THE ABOVE !
I gotta hand it to Sardar MM Singh. Only in India........can a violation of our borders by 20 Kms, no less, be termed as a "localized problem" ! When exactly will it stop being a localized problem ? 50 KMS ? 200 ? 500 ? taking of Tawang? Taking of all of Arunachal ? Taking of all of Arunachal and Ladakh and facilitating Kashmir Valley in Paki hands ? Or how about, outskirts of Delhi ?
Of course he has a plan. We all know what it is. Is it really that hard for anyone to guess, based on our 65 year track record ? The plan is called, "turn around and bend over".
Here are a few fresh articles in Indian English language media that may support my contention above:
and finally the much awaited and somewhat belated "clear speak" from Narendra Modi on Sarabjit Singh, Ladakh incursion and beheadings of our soldiers. Belated but, at least "der aye durust aye". I would have expected him to be more forceful though.http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Gujarat/Centre-has-suffered-total-blackout-in-its-foreign-policy-Modi/Article1-1051200.aspx
In the meantime, Akshilesh Yadav is of course more upset with his fundamentalist Muslim minister being "searched" at the US airport than either Sarabjit Singh or Ladakh incursion and the beheadings, not to mention daily killing of our people and forces in Kashmir. He is shocked that the US does not behave like India and actually searches some random Muslims at airports, particularly in the immediate aftermath of the Boston bombings. He is also shocked that the US officials' instincts about Azam Khan are more correct than any Indian instincts about him (Indian instincts of self survival are pretty much dead at this point). He is taking it out on India by "boycotting a reception at the Indian Consulate in NYC", that was to be held in his honor. See the link below.http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/NorthAmerica/Akhilesh-Yadav-cancels-NY-Consulate-reception/Article1-1051130.aspx
And, our PM "condemns" the attack on Sarabjit Singh, whatever that means and the BJP asks him to "warn" Pakistan on Sarabjit, WHATEVER that means. These political parties - they are either all in it together or competing with each other in a spectacle of spinelessness. See the two links below.
A country that treats its heroes like this, is doomed, doomed to extinction. We as a nation are slowly "corruptionizing" ourselves into oblivion.
Why do I say all of the above ? Not to demoralize us, but to shock all of us into waking up. Let us take lessons from incidents such as these, most of all the brazen and blatant Chinese Aggression which has clearly exposed us as a "Chakka Nation", that we cannot rely on this "Chakka ruling system". WE AS PEOPLE SHOULD RISE UP and the first steps towards this rising up includes a strong resolve as a people and as individuals not to indulge in corruption ourselves while having "zero" tolerance for corruption in our society, including taking matters into our own hands if necessary when we witness corruption. And let us as a society consider Corruption as a sin and crime on par with murder and rape, if not even more serious. Even greater sacrifices are required from each one of us in the service of the nation, but let us first start with foregoing any kind of corruption ourselves.
And yes, I start with the "man in the mirror".
And none of the points I have made above will be negated, even if the Chinese totally withdraw tomorrow and restore status quo. The fact that is whole thing has happened already and way it has transpired and the Indian reaction has already humiliated us, even if by some miracle the government sends in the army to take strong action (yea, I still keep dreaming !).
And, someone mentioned in this thread that "we should all be patient, and be together". Of course we are all together, except that we all ARE NOT WITH THE TRAITORS AND THE APPEASERS AND THE PASSIVE AND THE CORRUPT. And "PATIENCE" is the last thing, the very last thing, the absolute last thing, anyone should counsel at this point. Impatience, just like patience is a also an instinct bestowed to us by our almighty. It is a survival instinct, which used at appropriate times, serves us well, just like patience does. Right now, exhibiting patience is not only not appropriate, it is unseemly and counter to our survival.