Criminalisation of politics is the flavour of the election season. Aamir Khan, in his Satyameva Jayate Episode on 30 March 2014, ripped open its underbelly, clearly bringing out that the bigger the criminals contesting elections, the higher the chance of their getting elected. And this has been going on for the last several years and the resultant loot and plunder indulged in by those who run governments has turned India from a functional democracy to a dysfunctional kleptocracy.
That this would afflict the Armed Forces was beyond one’s wildest dreams. But this is what precisely seems to be happening if one looks at the way persons are being selected and appointed to the highest command positions in the Army, including the Chief.
The extent of reach and influence that the ‘arms lobby’ has carved for itself under the present dispensation, can be gauged by its ability to alter the ‘line of succession’ in the armed forces. Under you Mr Antony, the ‘succession plan’ has subverted the three services for posterity. This is your greatest gift to the Indian Armed Forces!
The US Senate Intelligence Committee’s complete list of findings into CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.
Maoists on Saturday killed 14 people in two major separate poll-related strikes in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. Six jawans of 80 Battalion of CRPF lost their lives in an IED blast in Darbha Ghati. Five jawans were also injured in this attack, out of which two are reported to be seriously wounded.
In an another strike, seven officials on polling duty were killed when Maoists blew their bus in Bijapur district.
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