SHOCKING! WIKILEAKS EXPOSE, CONGRESS WAS READY TO SURRENDER SIACHEN TO PAKISTAN!
EX-prime minister Manmohan Singh wanted to leave behind a lasting legacy, and therefore tried his blow hot, blow cold strategy regarding Pakistan. While he was bitterly criticized for his Biryani diplomacy, the Sharm-el-Sheikh goof up and other such blunders, it now emerges that Manmohan Singh and the UPA dispensation were on the verge of ineffaceable debacle. And for what joy? – A lasting legacy!
Wikileaks reports indicate that at a time when Indian government was struggling with Pakistan’s rogue behaviour in Jammu & Kashmir and even in Afghanistan, where the Indian embassy had been attacked, the government of India was making plans to settle Siachen Glacier dispute by handing it over to Pakistan, sort of a goodwill gesture from Manmohan Singh government.
The government, apparently in all its incredulity, expected Pakistan to cease with its anti-India activity, resulting in blossoming of the flower of peace, thereby securing Manmohan Singh’s and Sonia Gandhi’s legacy for posterity.
It took the vigorous opposition of our military leadership to dissuade the government from taking this suicidal step.
Had the government persisted with its contorted logic, we would have had a Kargil Redux, with Pakistani army firing away from the heights that would be in their control, and Indian soldiers being regularly subjected to a barrage of enemy fire.
It is incomprehensible how the Indian government could even conjure up such an ill-conceived plan. Being idealistic is no small folly in itself, but taking decisions based on ill-founded idealism is nothing short of suicidal.
Had Siachen been given up willingly, it would have been next too impossible to ever reclaim it.
It took all of Indian army ‘s cunning and might to establish control over the God-forsaken piece of land during Operation Meghdoot in 1984.
Since then, more than 879 brave Indian soldiers have given up their lives, all to protect the icy glacier that stands as a symbol of India’s resolve to not surrender an inch of Indian territory to Pakistan. That the Indian government could even consider letting the supreme sacrifices of our soldiers go in vain, defies all logic.
More significantly, such discussions put our Civilian leadership in extremely poor light. It is amply clear that Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and the UPA were willing to forfeit India’s national interest. Clearly, the thought that their lasting name could result in eternal damnation for India never crossed their mind.
References: Wikileaks Report, Defence Forum India
Excerpts from: Original Article Source: TheFrustratedIndian