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No one should have doubts over it,the greatest treason: to do the right thing for the wrong reason? It is no less heinousone must also sayto do a right thing in a wrong way Such government by spasms is frightening for our future The couple of shocks forming part of independent Indias experience of security challenges have induced some awareness of strategic needsbut far too limited to overcome general obliviousness Our prime ministers meetings with his American and Pakistani counterpartsand his visit to Chinacollectively point to our principal security concerns His additional Bangladesh meeting symbolises the need for more constructive interactions with our neighbours Would that all this reflected a well-thought-out national scheme to meet our external challenges and opportunities He and the other few people in Delhi in ultimate charge of our interests doubtless want onebut what they can do is severely limited by our pernicious politicking They are further stifled by the spreading unreliability of our entire apparatus to handle the affairs of state An efficient defence establishment might at least keep a finger in the dyke Unfortunatelyits actual condition only increases worries One of our proudest achievements has been the complete loyalty of our armed forces to our Constitution the one state to have evolved since colonial rule without a whiff of military interference Not that there have not been significant dissatisfactions in the militaryor significant tensions between them and our civil power Problems due to faults on both sides need full attentionbut are not even noticed Civil control of the military is a constitutional relationshiprequiring mutual respect and understanding If there is disdain among the military at the way civil authorities function (hardly unjustified)the latter resentfully think the military consider themselves a breed apart Status consciousnessemoluments and service conditions all need correctionbut are pinpricks compared to the feeling in the armed forces that they have no say in such policymaking as there is about our defence postureor our planning for eventualities which they will have to handle It is hard enough to find any arrangement for strategic thinking in our defence ministry Worse stillneither political leaders nor the permanent governmental establishment seem at all aware that something needs to be doneboth to improve civil-military interaction and to make ourselves ready for clear and looming dangers One stark reality encapsulates both needs: both in our northwest and in our Northeastthe writ of Indiasuch as it isruns to a very large extent thanks to army deployment Elsewherealsothe army is often called upon to come to the aid of the civil power Our governments let problems simmer till they boil overwhen no solutions can be attempted without first using forceagain too often turning to the army Added to the all-important requirements of external defencethis make it all the more imperative to keep our military preparedness under the best possible guidance Tragicallywe seem headed to get even less The world is in fluxpower equations changeterrorism and technology pose threats states cant find answers for; but India turns further into itself Not even the return of LoC conflicts in Jammu and Kashmirwarning of worse after Afghanistan is left open to destabilisationcan goad our system out of internecine irresponsibility Elections mean almost a year before any government can focus on anythingassuming well get one better positioned than todays We cannot afford such waiting idly Yeswar is not about to eruptbut to ensure it never will means constant preparedness Gearing up our defence establishment and finding ways to equip our military appropriately and speedily are clear and present imperatives Military procurements cannot be political free-for-alls Making life difficult for governments is doubtless a political must for partiesbut in any country aspiring to seriousnesssome issues are sacrosanct Unrealistic as it may sound in todays foul climateour defence apparatus should be spared cheap politics Our masters must wake up to this responsibility Outsiders watch more carefully than we doand will treat us according to our vulnerabilities The writer is a former ambassador to PakistanChina and the USand secretaryexternal affairs ministry For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: January 21 2016 8:26 am Girish Kumar who started his career with romantic films says he is keen to try other types of films as well Related News Actor Girish Kumar who started his career with romantic films says he is keen to try other types of films as well “I’m open to anything I feel that I can do all genres — action romance or other genres so let’s see what happens in the future” said Girish when asked if he wanted to stick to his ‘Chocolate Boy’ tag Girish had played a loverboy in his debut film “Ramaiya Vastaviya” directed by Prabhudheva In the film he turns into a villager from an affluent person in order to win the heart of his girlfriend’s elder brother and eventually succeeds in doing so His second outing “Loveshhuda” sees him in a bolder avatar the teaser of which received an adult certificate About the film Girish said: “‘Loveshhuda’ is an extremely young and vibrant film and it is for the young people for the young at heart “I’m hoping that when the film comes out on February 5 people watch it and enjoy a lot My character’s name is Gaurav he is a software engineer and how a one-night stand happens with him and how his life turns is the story of the film” “Loveshhuda” directed by Vaibhav Mishra also stars Navneet Kaur Dhillon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 15 2017 3:00 pm Top News The AAP dispensation is mulling constructing foot overbridges in the national capital on public-private partnership (PPP) model to reduce financial burden on the government PWD Minister Satyendar Jain has asked the department to commission a feasibility study on the new concept so that private players could be attracted to build more such facilities to meet growing demand The move is intended to reduce financial burden on the government which get such bridges constructed through its own agencies like PWD and others “As per the plan the government will give private players advertisement rights on foot overbridges constructed on PPP model for a stipulated period so that they can recover the construction cost “A feasibility study will be carried out by the Public Works Department on all aspects of the proposal” said a senior government official These foot overbridges will have best facilities like ramp and escalator the official said Another official said that as part of the study PWD will also select areas where new foot overbridges are required A report in this regard will be submitted to the minister soon the second official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: October 3 2015 5:51 pm Suniel Shetty and Salman Khan have entered and grown in the film industry together and the friendship has remained unchanged for almost three decades Related News Actor Suniel Shetty who shares a special bond with Salman Khan reminisced the time when the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” actor lent support to him during a low phase in life “The only friend in the Industry I had when I got married was ‘Bhai’ (Salman) Just before marriage my film released and my wife was unsure about its success He was very much there with us in the low phase of my life and much before that also It is always a beautiful journey with him” Suniel said at an event here In pics:Friday Fun: Salman Khan SunielShetty Suniel Shetty and Salman have entered and grown in the film industry together and the friendship has remained unchanged for almost three decades Share This Article Related Article Salman is gearing up for the release of Sooraj Barjatya’s “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” which is set to hit the screens on November 12 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Sutton | Published: February 17 2017 1:33 pm Sutton United’s annual turnover of 800000 pounds (888000) would not come close to paying the salary of a player like Alexis Sanchez (Source: Reuters) Top News Minor league side Sutton United are dreaming of a draw against a second-string Arsenal when the Premier League giants come visiting for Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash “I think if you see (Mesut) Ozil and (Alexis) Sanchez on the team sheet our chance doesn’t come beyond nought” manager Paul Doswell told reporters at the club’s Gander Green Lane ground on Thursday “But if they put another team out then it does get up to the ones and two percents” Arsenal were thrashed 5-1 at Bayern Munich in a last-16 first-leg Champions League match on Wednesday and the shift from the Allianz Arena to playing in front of 5000 fans in the south-west London suburbs will come as a shock Sutton who beat second-tier Leeds United in the previous round are hoping Arsene Wenger gives his stars a rest “There’s two ways of looking at it You either get the likes of Ozil and Sanchez and Giroud and you can just keep naming them — in which case we would lose the game comfortably but the lads would get the experience of having played a Premier League giant” said Doswell “Or you go the other way and you play a team of under-23s … mixed in with one or two of their squad players and that gives us that one percent chance that we’d be after” “The best result for the players would be a 0-0 — for you lot probably a 3-3 or 2-2” he added “If we were to get a draw and we could get back to the Emirates it would be one of the biggest results in the cup’s history” Sutton’s annual turnover of 800000 pounds ($99888000)would not come close to paying the salary of a player like Sanchez the Premier League’s top scorer The part-timers have a wage bill of 10000 pounds a week with the top player on 600 pounds Most have other jobs or look after the children while partners work Arsenal’s annual turnover is 330 million pounds Four of the Sutton squad are ex-Arsenal however including defender Craig Eastmond who played alongside Theo Walcott Cesc Fabregas and Denilson in a 2010 FA Cup tie against Stoke City “I think half of my team support Arsenal” said Doswell “The chance for them to go to the Emirates and just have a great day out would probably be their preferred result” ($1 = 08009 pounds) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News a manager at La Palau Moja, It was first introduced in the 1950s and was a collection of shlokas in praise of saints, However, I have been working non-stop for the last three years and I badly want a break. 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