Blueprint for an Army Takeover in India

Growing up as an army kid and hearing stories of valor and sacrifice makes my stomach churn at the thought that someone is accusing the Indian army of a military coup. I grew up in Africa and have seen a couple of coups. It takes two to tango, and in case of a military coup it take lots of coordinated effort to take over a country, no matter how small.

Based on various coups around the world and our neighbors Pakistan the following things need to be done to take over a country (one or two points will not decide but many had to done together):

  • Lot of planning and preparation
  • Top commanders to be loyal to you, not the current government
    • In case of India this involves Army, Air Force, Naval, BSF,CRPF and host of other divisions
    • Bring the loyal current government supporter to a minority or bullied down
    • Take care of the governors/ Chief Ministers across the states
    • Control  communication, airports and other sensitive areas
    • Do it quick, coordinated and at the same time across the nation

And now about the two units who moved in night of January 16-17:

  • Mechanized Infantry unit from Hisar in Haryana : Some 450 troops
  • A sizeable section of 50 Para Brigade from Agra : Lets say some 1000 troops

So does it mean it is expected that 1500 members will take over a country of over 1 billion. OK, if not the 1 billion people then some of the bullet points above. Come Mr G, let’s cut the chase. What were the instructions ;)?

The Army chief already in an earlier interview with The Week, spoke about the event: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/weeks-ago-army-chief-warned-of-troop-movement-being-misreported-194363

He said the movement “would be used to malign and misrepresent what he described as routine army exercises”

And there is another report coming out which states that a honorable minister leaked the report for his benefit of a relative (son may be)

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/coup-politics-did-a-senior-minister-plant-the-spooky-report-266859.html

The only time democracy put down in India was during PM Indira Gandhi Emergency. Can people investigate the atrocities down at that time? Like I heard that in Gaya many students were dumped… now this is what I hear. Can our media investigate this… please the courage of journalism should investigate the whistle blowers been killed also.

This way a good way to divert attention from core issue – Tatra Scam, insider arms lobby and other nefarious people.

The concerned person who made this report… well check his view on Anna, and we all know how the people in the media was trying to paint a different picture on Anna moment.

See this report: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-aam-anna-aadmi/834441/0

Another funny part that time a famous best seller author even wrote a article which was not in a positive light for Anna. The Indian public knows such articles are concocted especially after the Radia tapes controversy. What say Mr. G?

If this new report is malicious and intended to create division… well something should happen! I end with two words: Military Intelligence.

Hallelujah, God is insured, but what about Act of GOD!

In this world of uncertainty, security comes at a price. Not only humans, but their deities too are not spared from this practice. And this involves in every religion. Generally, the amount that ‘secures’ a God depends upon his or her ‘popularity’ among the devotees. The length of a festival period and the conglomeration of devotees are also taken into account before considering the price. So, mortals know how to evaluate their Gods, huh?
As per a recently documented news, Mumbai’s Ganpati mandal, the GSB Seva Sadan, has insured the Ganesha celebrations that is starting on and from September 1 by more than a whooping amount of 50 crore of INR. This insurance will cover any hostilities to the ornaments that will be used to decorate the idol, the pandal itself, and also will cover the devotees who will visit the makeshift shrine. Last year the GSB Seva Sadan indemnify the festival with an amount of 49.5 crore of INR; a record that was all set to be broken this year. The tenure of the entire insurance will continue to be in effect until the immersion of the Ganesha idol.

Now, this is not the first instance that this type of practice is being observed. Lord Balaji’s ornaments in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is insured by an astounding amount of 52,000 crore of INR. The Guruvayoor temple of Kerala is also learnt to pay an insurance premium close to 50 lakhs of INR. This covers anything and everything that is on its premises.

Even there are many other abodes of Gods that are valued with high insurance cover to be protected from terror attacks. While during such a disaster the mortals are more likely to surrender their safety to the Gods, their Saviours too are concerned in arranging their own security at a high priority basis.

After the terror hit Akshwardham Temple of Gujarat in 2002, many others like the Vaishnodevi temple in Jammu and Kashmir, the Meenakshi temple in Madurai, and Tirupathi Devasthanam in Andhra Pradesh have taken up insurance covers against any devastating terror attack.

Well, you have really mistaken it altogether if you take this trait to be very Hindu and Indian in nature. Rather, in case if we look beyond Hinduism then such instances are also not too hard to find. The modern English churches also go for the facilities of insurance coverage. However, unlike their Hindu counterparts, they do not enjoy the right to shoot the insurance amount as per their wish. Rather, they maintain a standard policy, which allows any church to claim £15,000 or £25,000 every year. This depends on the version of the policy as issued by the Ecclesiastical.

Faith insurance has also made a mark in safeguarding the worldwide mosques. Like any other prayer houses, the mosques too are storehouses of valuable arts and artifacts. Thefts and burglaries, therefore, are a common affair. To indemnify their properties, the Muslim clergies or the governing bodies also go for hefty coverage to cover up such a loss.

The same goes for gurdwaras, or synagogues, or the prayer houses of any other faith. This clearly states that just like in the line of their mortal devotees, the all-powerful and omnipotent Gods too, are nowadays seeking ways to safeguard their abodes.

But what about if an Act of God Strikes on us people who have basic insurance. Well see the movie “The Man Who Sued God”, and all hell will break loose. The 2001 Australian film, starred Billy Connolly and was directed by Mark Joffe is a satirical look into a situation where an was not paid due to the protagonist as the event which caused the damage was an act of god. So to settle matter he did what every normal man would not do… SUE THE LORD HIMSELF (or herself) !

As per wiki: in England and Wales, an act of God is a unforseeable natural phenomenon. Explained by Lord Hobhouse in Transco plc v Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council as describing events;
(i) which involve no human agency
(ii) which is not realistically possible to guard against
(iii) which is due directly and exclusively to natural causes and
(iv) which could not have been prevented by any amount of foresight, pains and care

But also recently Recently, human activities have been claimed to be the root causes of events until now considered natural disasters. In particular:

  •  Water pressure in dams releasing geological fault (earthquake in China)
  •  Geothermal injections of water provoking earthquakes (Zurich, Switzerland, 2003—currently on trial)
  •  Drilling provoking mud volcano (Java, ongoing)

Such events are possibly threatening the legal status of Acts of God and may establish liabilities where none existed until
now.

But if an act of God hits god himself what will happen…scratch…scratch J . Amen!

Source:
http://realchristianity.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/themanwhosuedgod.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act_of_God

Shane Warne, Muralitharan, Kumble and other Spinners called in to tackle Anna, BCCI is responsible for ANNA’s movement:

Our leaders are looking for spinners, and GoI are going through all lengths to spin things in their favour. Before I move ahead, let me introduce you to the concept of spin doctors.

Spin Doctors (as wiki): In public relations, spin is a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favor or against a certain organization or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, “spin” often, though not always, implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics.

So with failing of primary speakers, now they bring in a second battalion of people. What I think which has irked the political class is how come without Biryani or beer or a transport how come so many dumb (for them) Indian is following a man. The British thought of Gandhi the same, and we know what happened to them.

In the move ‘Wag the Dog’ (1997), the US President with a falling rating and a sex scandal needed to divert attention. So a spin doctor was brought in to create a fake war in Albania.

Not that I am giving ideas, but the media spin doctors are trying their level best. Listen to the following which have been taking from different news channels (summarizing it):

  • Operation Discredit Movement Heads
    • Kiran Bedi is not above the law, she is trying to badkhofying the Delhi police to rise up. She herself hit lawyers but no naga’s sadhus saying they are praying (two separate incidents not related), but trying to paint the picture she mayhave a Saffron thinking
    • Bushan IT returns (Sr one), has irrelevant claim so that he does not pay taxes
    • Surfacing of a CD which speaks of deal making
    • Looking into Anna’s past to find something wrong and suspicious
    • In a tweet a anchor saying that, what will the middle class youth react if they know Anna want to trash people who drink
  • Operation Mock People
    • UPA spokes people: ‘Who is civil society?’  (I hope he got his message – ONE TIGHT SLAP). Only Parliamentarian can make laws, if you want come and fight elections.
    • People are corrupt themselves and its all hypocrisy. In fact international articles are coming giving this view. (may be sponsored again)
    • When Kejriwal was interviewed by on the prop up channels the announcer laughed in a mocking way when he said that their version Lokpal bill the investigator has less powers then a Class ‘X’(don’t remember) officer of govt. Even income tax officer of a particular grade can investigate, judge and prosecute Chief Justice, PM for their income tax returns. The fun part was to see her face as Keriwal gave an explanation; it showed embarrassment indicating that she herself has not read the bill or a OPPS movement this is something they should not be broadcasting
  • Bring in non-political celebrities
    • Nandan Nilekaniin one of the channels giving his view. Good view it was saying that why the hullubo about this bill and one bill will not change anything. He has a point when he said it is one of the 10-15 things which needs to be done. So my rebuttal to him is – Boss ‘ek se tho shuro karo’ , start from atleast one. And also no bill is good – if reservation bill has not solved the generations of inequality then Mr Nandan Nilekani, please please….tell the
      reservation bill is not correct and it should be cancelled.
      The funny thing was to see the anchor’s face – like the director was saying ‘show serious-show serious and shocked face’. Go to Bollywood now…wait…. Zollywood!!!
  • People supporting are Mob:
    • Harping that anti-social elements are there. Pickpockets in RajGhat etc, so movement should
      be stopped. Eh!!!!
    • They are disturbing people around Tihar Jail area
    • They are dirtying the place (come on)
  • Foreign Hand
    • There is money coming from outside
    • America is responsible (when John Mccain was in town this happened)
    • How are people organizing themselves – boss…cheta…we have brains to do that, we don’t need false leaders to show us that.
  • And their favorite – RSS angle
    • A Channel was showing a recording of a ranting lady, telling RSS is there, but that show was broadcasted after Baba’s Ramdev strike.

My satirical answers to Anna’s movement are that BCCI is responsible; they are giving money so that India’s performance against England is hidden. So these are the hidden spin doctors you need. Get the spinners.

In twitter some people ask Bharath Mata photo is removed, I say it is fine as the issue is corruption only! Let’s keep it that way. No violence lets question to get some answers. Given a choice no one wants to be corrupt….and lets get the answers from GoI now. If the answer does not come then…

Disclaimer: I am dead and ranting from my grave. No disrespect meant, just want to say good morning to my honorable leaders.

Source:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story/What+the+Sharm+el-Sheikh+spin+doctors+forgot/1/53936.html
http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?204929
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/spin-doctors/808052/
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2010/09/01/saffron-spin-doctors-pummeled-by-press/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag_the_Dog
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_Doctor
http://im.rediff.com/cricket/2010/jul/23slde1.jpg

Why our Honorable Politicians are Jealous of Anna Kournikova? Game Theory Lessons Needed!

What a day!!! OK not afraid of this female Anna, but the geriatric male Anna…

The morning began with CNN international first headline been ANNA. With a dozy eye I got up   thinking it was about Anna Kournikova, or Anna Nicole Smith… Nopes it was our very own Anna Hazare.

Then I saw the morning headlines of different newspapers it was obvious the editors had a long night. The decision on the headlines could be something like, something which Perry White,in Superman or J. Jonah Jameson in Spiderman did on a day-to-day basis. The headline were:
Indian Express: Anna Arrests Government
Times of India: Govt Can’t Stop August Kranti
DNA:
Headless UPA Chickens Out
Hindustan Times: Refusing to Leave Jail, Anna holds Government Hostage

The jury is out on who had the best headline but for me it was Indian express.

Anna and his team not only managed to outmaneuver lawyers and Ivy league ministers/advisors (Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard etc.) of the government, he put forth a bigger question on the think-tank and planning system of the government of India.

Maybe like the CWG case in order to get things done quickly the Army should have been called in. (Thank GOD for its independent existence).  I shudder at the though if this is the depth of planning we have, then its just flip and flop based on ongoing sentiments. No BACK-UP plan nothing!

I would recommend a course of GAME –THEORY for our leaders. Look at the matrix below which could have been the plan of action recommended …

So there was only Plan A, with the light green boxes. With lawyers in decision making, the idea of precedence would have been taken. A model was set on Baba Ramdev line and they expected to follow it. While GoI could paint a saffron color to that, and public did not actually support Ramdev, the same was not seen in Anna case.

The ability of the public to organize is well known, and this needs to be understood as the major difference between the agitations of the emergency and the current one. During the emergency and independence struggle there was local ground leaders or important personalities, which is lacking in this case. The people now are able to organize themselves without the help of opposition leaders, and this is dangerous trend according to GoI, that there may be a foreign hand.

OK if that’s the line of argument then the Arab spring has a foreign hand everywhere. If there is a foreign hand name it… I wonder if Pakistan or China would do this, to see India a stronger less corrupt country. The spin doctors running show please understand there is a limit… you can fool a educated man but not a self-aware man, and what is going to happen more and more around the world is the people are becoming self-aware. Shouting on the TV channel and showing bathisis (32 teeth)  will not help.

In UK it was rioting by ruffians, but here it is educated enmase with family coming out. I agree we are all corrupt in some part, but to be honest who wants to pay a bribe?

Coming back to game theory I would advice our planners And please read the book –  Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis by Richards J. Heuer Jrit costing USD44/- in Amazon, this is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1608710181

In the movie Spiderman, there was this dialogue that with great power comes great responsibility, but our esteemed leader forgot that and bombarded Anna and his team with a barrage of insults and acquisition questioning – who is he, what is his credibility etc.

The only reason I can think for their reaction is how does a heard of cows (that is us), can be guided by someone who isn’t from these political c(r)lass or bloodline. That also without a BIRYANI, and saying he will fast.

It is a well known fact that to gather people for speeches and voting something is giving the victims spectators or voters. Biryani is the favorite and as we saw that Tamil Nadu polls recently how people took benefits from both sides and still voted by their choice. Arey Babu…Public sab janti hai.

For my PM, I want to give the following spell – Corruption-Nasham Leviosa!
OK now we need a magic wand now. One may argue no such thing exists… but I found one, displayed in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm See the following link: http://gardenofthewitch.wordpress.com/category/witches/

Too many lawyers spoil the broth: On the argument that how can Anna can draft a bill as he is a non-parliamentarian, my answer is Jean Dreze a naturalized citizen of India from Belgium origin who assisted in writing about the food bill. If he can help then why not any other from the citizenry, and law works on precedence most time we have one now.

Where are my leaders? Where are the visionaries? Why does the PM need to speak a prepared note (was it faxed)? What we need today is a leader of the stature of Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Chanakya together. Imagine if someone is of that breed, no one will mess with us.

RISE UP MY HONOURABLE LEADERS, MPs’, rise up against petty difference. In the end we all go to the same place… so let’s do something worthwhile before going there.

Good night now!

Disclaimer: I don’t know what to disclaimer, if the new IT bill is passed I will be jailed, and my Army Parents would be disappointed at the apathy.

Source:
http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-foreign-hand-behind-annas-stir-doubts-congress/20110817.htm
http://spicysareeactress.blogspot.com/2010/09/tennis-stars-anna-kournikova-jelena.html