Chaitra 2 Vik Samvat 2067. Yugabda 5112: March 16, 2011

1. FESTIVALS: Mahashivratri is one of the most important Hindu festivals in Mauritius, celebrated with utmost devotion by all Hindus and some non-Hindus too. Thousands of foreign Hindus from all over the world and tourists also participate in the prayers and attend the cultural programmes presented by local and foreign artists. Many cultural groups, VIPs and Pundits are invited from Bharat to boost up the celebrations. This year the festivities started on February 20 with a Rudra Mahayajya at Ganga Talao. The pilgrimage started on February, 25, 2011 with devotees walking from far away villages in groups singing Shiva kirtans and reciting ‘Aum Namashshivaaya’ and shouting jayakars. Some carried beautiful Kanwars, some pulled beautiful Rathas, others walked with a Trishul or Gada, whereas some only a Jhola to keep the Ganga Jal taken out from the lake.
This year, Ganga Talao received daily, during the four consecutive days, some one hundred to two hundred thousand visitors. In the villages and towns, this year, Mahashivratri prayers were held during the day of March, 2, 2011, and special prayers were said at night, divided into four equal sessions (the Char Pahar Ki Puja) which lasted till dawn. Some one thousand Sanatanist’s temples; Hindi speaking Shivalay, Tamil speaking Kovils, Marathi speaking Mandirs and Telegu speaking temples, were all crowded with hundreds of devotees.
The Arya Samaj brothers celebrated Mahashivrati as Rishi Bodh, the Grand Night of Lord Shiva, Mahashivratri, during which the founder of Arya Samaj, Swami Dayanand Saraswati got inspiration to find the Real Truth. Rishi Bodh was celebrated in more than five hundred Arya Mandirs of the country.
2. SARSANGHACHALAK JI ADDRESSES THE SANGHIK AT PUTTUR: “The Governments have forgotten integrity of the nation and are treating the country as a private property instead of treating her as Motherland’, said RSS Sarsanghachalak, Shri Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing the ‘Sanghik’, a huge gathering of RSS Swayamsevaks at Puttur, a town in Karnataka on March 6 as a prologue to the annual meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS).
The people of Jammu and Ladakh, 4 lakh Kashmir Pandits, 33,000 Sikhs and a section of Muslims who are the residents of Kashmir desire Jammu and Kashmir to remain as an integral part of Bharat. But, leaving them, government is talking to anti-national separatists, who are demanding dominion status for J&K, Bhagwat lamented.
“Hinduism is the strength of our nation. Despite Muslim kings ruling Bharat for about 500 years, none of their tactics could weaken the spirit of Hindu culture. Former Rashtrapati Dr A P J Abdul Kalam has said, ‘Hindus have remained as slaves because they refuse to use the power,’” Shri Bhagwat said. Noble laureate, Ravindra Nath Thakur in his essay on ‘Swadeshi Samaj’ has clearly said, a day will come when Bharatiyas will find a way out to solve the problems prevailing between the Hindus and the Muslims and that solution will be in the form of Hindutva, he added.
More than 15,000 swayamsevaks and thousands of well wishers participated in the event.
Earlier Shri Bhagwat unraveled a statue of Swamy Vivekanand at the premises of Vivekananda College in Puttur.
3. AKHIL BHARATIYA PRATINIDHI SABHA: The 3-day annual meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS concluded in Puttur near Mangalore – Karnataka on 13th March 2011. Held in a sprawling campus of Vivekananda Vidyavardhak Sangh insitiutions and attended by about 1200 delegates, it deliberated on present status of sangh work and affliated organizations, passed 2 resolutions and some other topics. Advocate K.N.Bhat who played instrumrntal role in the Ramjanmabhoomi case was felicitated at the hands of P.P. Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat.
Shri Suresh Joshi, popularly known as Bhayyaji, RSS Sarkaryavaha, addressing media persons on ABPS on 13th March 2011 said: ABPS is like an annual general body meeting which focuses on social and national issues, as well as reviews last year’s programmes and decides the future course of action. Dr Manmohan Vaidya, Akhila Bharatiya Prachara Pramukh was also present.
Bhayyaji expressed his anguish that some political parties are branding Hindu organisations as terrorist organisations just to achieve their political means, which is a dangerous trend. He opined “If Hindus really want to become terrorists, who will survive then ?”.
“The height of corruption, the country is facing” he said: “is dragging the common man also into it knowingly or unknowingly”. Corruption is rampant at the political leaders’ level, ministers’ level, and at the judiciary level due to wrong government policies, the general environment with which we live in, and the lack of value based education.
There is an imminent threat to National Security due to China’s expansionist tendency. China has always been “Samrajya-vadi”. Its symbol is a dragon which we must be aware. It always wants to expand influencing smaller states and in turn increase its grip. Keeping this in mind the meet discussed the urgent need to strengthen the North-Eastern border as well as installing a strong communication network and transport system.
This apart, we also see several positive things happening in this country. Citing specific examples he said: there is a huge awareness among the Hindus regarding the issues plaguing the country. They are slowly taking to their cultural roots and that was evident in the huge Sanskrit Book Fare at Bangalore recently, which was visited by 4-5 lakh ordinary people.
There is also a trend of Kumbha Melas happening in various parts of the country with the theme of social harmony which were earlier being held for Dharmic purposes. This is a welcome sign. The Shabari Kumba at Gujarat was one such which awakened dharmic responsibilities through social harmony. We even celebrate the birthday of rivers. One such was the Narmada Kumba at Madhya Pradesh which was attended by 30 lakh Hindus as a good example of social harmony.
Sangh work is always positive in spite of governments suppressing it. There could be some temporary setback here and there, but Sangh is surging forward with its positive work and that is what statistics indicate, be it Gram Vikas Yojana, at universal level Vishwa Go Gram yojana – protecting the indigenous cows, or the training camps and workshops from the micro to macro level through out the country. Replying to a query he said: BJP is not a sister organisation of the Sangh and RSS has no wings. But they too carry the same ideology and during their difficult times they take brotherly advice.
Replying to another question, he said, the topics chosen for discussion at ABPS were those which concern the common man most and are threat to national security. Corruption could be defeated with an action plan of mass mobilisation and awareness programme in a democratic way as well as cooperation with already existing movements which address these issues, he concluded.
Some of the changes in the organizational responcibilities are Saumitra Gokhale ji ( till now America Zone Pracharak ) is Vishwa Vibhag Samyojak in place of Dr. Shankarrao Tatwawadi. Sthanu Malayan ji is sah kshetra pracharak – Dakshin Kshetra and Gopalkrishnan ji ( Keral Prant Pracharak ) will be sah samyojak – Seema Jagaran Manch.
4. THE DALAI LAMA BOWLS A GOOGLY: The 14th Dalai Lama’s decision to relinquish his political authority while retaining his spiritual role marks a significant development for the Tibetan community around the world. For more than five decades, the Dalai Lama has been the focal point of the Tibetan movement for self-determination. Under his stewardship, the demand for a free Tibet was refined to meaningful autonomy. However, at 76, the Buddhist leader is well aware that if the Tibetan movement is to last beyond him it cannot be centred on the cult of an individual. Particularly so when the institution of the Dalai Lama as the temporal head of the Tibetan community can itself prove to be a stumbling block. With the Chinese government insisting that the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama must be born in Chinese-controlled Tibet and with the Panchen Lama already having been appropriated by Beijing, the Tibetan movement needs a long term solution to the leadership question. This is precisely why the Dalai Lama has decided to devolve his political powers to the next elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile. This body is’nt recognised by the government of Bharat or for that matter any government in the world, and its influence is strictly limited. Nevertheless the move is bound to change the character of the Tibetan movement, as its direction can no longer be attributed to (or blamed on) a single individual. It will be an irritant for Beijing, not only because it is likely to keep the flag of self-determination flying but also because it raises the question of representative democracy to which Beijing is sensitive. Managing the consequences of the Dalai Lama’s googly could also become a diplomatic challenge for New Delhi. Editorial, Times of India, March 14, 2011.
5. ‘BHARAT'S BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENCE TEST A MILESTONE’: In a clear indicator that the programme to develop an indigenous ballistic missile defence system is rapidly maturing, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently successfully tested a ballistic missile interception from its missile test facilities in the state of Orissa.
The ‘interceptor’ missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district about 170 kilometres from Bhuvaneswar, at 9.37am which successfully intercepted an incoming hostile missile fired five minutes earlier. The ‘hostile’ missile was a specially modified Prithvi missile, fired from the Launch Complex III of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea in Balasore district, about 70km away from Wheeler Island across the sea.
6. PRITHVI-II, DHANUSH MISSILES TEST FIRED: Bharat on March 11 successfully test fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles Prithvi-II and "Dhanush", both having a range of 350 kms.
While 'Dhanush' was flight tested from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal at a spot between Paradip and Puri at around 10 a.m., 'Prithvi-II' was test-fired at around 11 a.m. from a mobile launcher at launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, 15 km from Balasore. Both the missiles are under production after successful completion of developmental trials and have been inducted into the Armed Forces.
Prithvi-II is capable of carrying a 500-1000 kg warhead. Dhanush has a pay-load capacity of 500 kg and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.
7. BRAHMOS TO BE DEPLOYED ON 5TH GEN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT: The BrahMos supersonic missile, capable of hitting a target at a range of 290 km, will be deployed on the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) to be jointly designed and produced by Bharat and Russia. Bharat proposes to induct 300 of these aircrafts in the next five to seven years. BrahMos is the first joint venture between Bharat and Russia for joint design and production of weapon systems and the Bharatiya Army and Navy have already inducted this missile. Tests are now on to deploy this missile on the frontline SU-30 fighter jets of the IAF. Pillai said he was hopeful of achieving the target of starting trials by the end of 2012.
Asked if the missile could be put on others such as Tejas light combat aircraft or the proposed Medium-Multirole Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA), the BrahMos chief said it would not be possible for the LCA and there were no plans for the MMRCA.
As regards the underwater version of the BrahMos to be fired from a submarine, Pillai said the trials would start by this year end.
8. GEN PRAISES GUJARAT CM MODI: Maj-Gen IS Singha, who as general officer commanding of the Golden Katar Division in Ahmedabad is the seniormost Army officer in Gujarat, lavished praise on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, attributing to him qualities of a top-notch army commander who sets targets and then goes all out to achieve them in time, while speaking at the launch of the three-day 'Know Your Army' exhibition which was inaugurated by Modi at the police stadium ground on March 14. "He (Modi) works like we in the Army do. He sets a deadline for completion of projects and then ensures that targets are achieved in time. These are qualities of a successful Army commander," said Maj-Gen Singha.
9. MIT TECH MAGAZINE TO HONOUR 18 BHARATIYAS: Eighteen Bharatiya innovators under the age of 35 will be honoured by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review magazine for developing novel solutions to problems in biotechnology, telecommunications, computer engineering, energy and nanotechnology.
The prestigious TR 35 India awards for 2011 will be presented at the EmTech technology conference in Bangalore starting March 22. The innovations are socially relevant and address real problems.
10. SEWA EXPERIENCE FROM USA: In July 2010, my sister Manusri Viswanathan and I began a drive to collect school supplies for the Bhutanese Refugees in Jacksonville. It first began as a campaign for supplies, then transformed into a money drive. I wrote the attached emails, as well as thank you emails, and counted, accounted for, and organized the money and supplies. After the drive, the checks, totalling over $1,000, as well as the supplies and bags collected were sent to Jacksonville. Then I, as president of my school's chapter of NJHS, coordinated with SEWA international and created a proposal for a blanket drive at my school, to provide blankets and winter clothing for refugees in cold climates. The project was greeted enthusiastically and a slide show was created for morning announcements. For the following two weeks, NJHS members, along with the coordinator Ms. Erin Manly-Lahey, spent every morning from 8:15 to 9:00 and every afternoon form 3:30 to 4:00 collecting blankets at the car line beside the school.
After the drive, my father and I, with the help of a few friends, transported the 149 blankets and 3 black garbage bags of winter clothing to our home. We spent many hours packaging, labeling, and calculating the costs of shipping. Then, we asked an Atlanta resident to take a few bags with him, and shipped the rest of the bags to Salt Lake City, Utah. This experience was very inspiring in many ways. It taught me many valuable lessons about leadership, management, and organization. More important, it taught me about the joy of giving and working for others. There is an extreme joy and purpose in helping others, and during this process, I felt a drive and determination to get this done that was greater than any determination I had ever felt in my life. – Mayuri Viswanathan
11. US ARMY INCORPORATES YOGA IN TRAINING: The US Army has introduced yoga for the first time in its physical fitness regimen. The changes in its "combat readiness test" are being made as part of an overhaul of its fitness programme for the first time in 30 years. The training will incorporate the elements of yoga and benefits of rest among other workouts. The new regimen, announced March 1, will be carried out in phases.
12. SINGAPORE ARMY CHIEF A SIKH: Singapore has appointed Brigadier General Ravinder Singh as its next Army Chief, the first Sikh in 30 years to be given the force's baton. A Singaporean of Bharatiya origin, Singh, is currently Deputy Secretary (Technology) at the Defence Ministry. He joined the Singapore Armed Forces in December 1982.
13. BHARATIYA GETS `UNESCO L'OREAL FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP': A Bharatiya has been awarded the prestigious "UNESCO L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship" programme, which recognises the achievements of exceptional females across the globe. Jyoti Jiban Panda, a doctoral student at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, was presented the fellowship along with 14 other young women scientists at a ceremony in Paris on March 3.
14. BHARAT AMONG TOP 10 GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS: Bharat has figured among the top ten manufacturers of the world in 2010 in the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2011, published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
Bharat, China and Brazil posted strong economic growth in 2010 and the manufacturing value added (MVA) of all three countries grew by more than 10% during the year.
15. A LEFT HANDED TRIBUTE TO DR HEDGEWAR FROM AN UNEXPECTED QUARTER: The visionary leadership quality of Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar was highlighted by Shri Aaloor Shah Nawaz, Director of documentary films, in a seminar on the topic ‘Muslims - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ held at Pallaptti in Karur district of Tamil Nadu on November 20, 2010, organised by Uswa Library.
In his address Shri Aaloor Shah Nawaz on ‘Foundation 2010, Goal 2050’ blamed the Muslims, particularly the Muslim leadership for having failed to notice the continuous struggle carried out by RSS to get a judgement in 2010 in respect of the Ayodhya dispute. He pointed out that Muslim leaders have failed to formulate action plans to counter the strategy of RSS. RSS has sown the seeds way back in 1942 itself by opening up Hindu schools and incorporating the epic of Rama in the curriculum and produced leaders to carry out their plans out of those who have internalised them. He questioned, ‘Do we have any one such leader like Dr Hedgewar who could effectively plan and teach his followers of next generation to win? Is Dr Hedgewar a real leader or are our leaders real?"
He narrated that Dr Hedgewar laid the base for RSS in 1925. When he started the Sangh he did not plan to become the Prime Minister nor did he plan to become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra nor aim for becoming a Ward Councillor in the next five years. He had the dream of a hundred years. He had a long term goal. In 1925, he sowed the seed, planned and worked for it. He taught the next generation the working system which gradually led to Vajpayee, an RSS man trained in his generation, becoming the Prime Minister in 1997. Sri Shah Nawaz lamented, "Do we find such leaders like Hedgewar in our community who could think for his progeny? Our leaders wish to reap for themselves what they have sown. They are anxious to taste power or administration in their own life. They wish to reap in excess of what they have invested." He concluded that all the Muslim leaders wish to be kings and there is none like Hedgewar who was a ‘King Maker’.
The function was presided over by Moulvi Mubarrack Basha Ullavi. Former Member of Parliament Liyavutheen Sait, social worker Asgar Ali and Moulvi Mohammed Yousuf Davood also addressed the gathering. (FOC)
16. MOST BHARATIYA STUDENTS IN US LOOK FOR CAREERS BACK HOME: A new study has concluded that an overwhelming majority of Bharatiya students pursuing higher education in the United States would prefer to return home to begin their professional careers. Only 8 per cent of nearly 1,000 Bharatiya students who were surveyed expressed their strong preference to remain in the US. The rest are either planning to return home or are undecided as of now, says the study conducted by Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State University and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
17. ANCIENT INSCRIPTION THROWS LIGHT ON CHERA HISTORY: An inscription that could prove to be a landmark in the history of Chera rule in South Bharat has been found at a temple in Kurumathur, near Areekode at Malappuram. Epigraphist MR Raghava Varier, who deciphered the inscription, said "the epigraph provided the first objective and direct proof to establish the date and rule of the first Perumal of Mahodayapura (Kodungallur)." The inscription, unearthed during the renovation of the Kurumathur Vishnu Temple, gives not only the date of the first Chera king but also his name in full. It validates the inferences made by historian MGS Narayanan.
18. JAPAN TSUNAMI APPEAL, MARCH, 2011: A ferocious tsunami spawned by the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Japan (and the fifth worst in the world since 1900) slammed the country’s eastern coast on March 11, killing at least 1000 people, sweeping away houses, boats and cars across cities and farmlands.
Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was horrific because of the tsunami that swallowed everything in its path as it surged several kilometers inland before retreating. The apocalyptic images of surging water and uncontrolled conflagrations broadcast by Japanese TV resembled scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie.
SEWA INTERNATIONAL Bharat, having been at the forefront of many disaster relief projects and with wide experience in rehabilitation, launches this appeal to help and provide succor to these unfortunate victims. Your support will help reduce the sufferings of the people in the Tsunami hit Japan.
For further information please contact: Telephone: +91-11-23232850, 23684445
Email:, Website:
Please send your generous donations to: SEWA INTERNATIONAL, 49, Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi – 110002
Bank Account Details:
Sewa International, Account No.- 10080533326, State Bank of India, Jhandewala Extn Branch, Branch Code- 9371, Swift Code-SBININBB550, New Delhi- 110055.
In a similar appeal, SEWA INTERNATIONAL USA has also solicited your tax-deductible contribution for the support of these victims. Donate online at or make check payable to ‘SEWA’ & mention ‘Japan Earthquake-Tsunami’, Sewa International USA, 3908 Westhollow Parkway, Houston, TX 77082
Contact:, (708) USA-SEWA
19. SHRI VISHWA NIKETAN: Pravas: Shri. Saumitra Gokhale, Samyojak Vishwa Vibhag will leave for US on Mar 21.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: World today understands only one language – language of strength. A nation can progress and maintain its position only on the basis of strong foundation and immeasurable strength. We must proceed on this path of duty with great effort with this sentiment. Even an ordinary person can be completely successful in attaining one’s goal in life with this resolve. – Guruji, Shri M S Golwalkar.


AKHIL BHARATIYA PRATINIDHI SABHA, Yugabda 5112, March 11-13, 2011 Puttur (Karnataka)
Resolution 1: NEED FOR A DECISIVE BLOW AGAINST CORRUPTION: Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha expresses grave concern over the endless chain of incidents of widespread corruption surfacing in the country. It is all the more shocking that the people occupying the upper echelons in the government, including the Prime Minister are engaged in protecting their guilty colleagues till the end by describing them as innocent in spite of incontrovertible evidences pouring out against them.
The ABPS is deeply pained at the cases of corruption coming to light, day in and day out, tarnishing the image and reputation of the nation. The magnitude of corruption is such that not only the common man, but even the experts get bewildered. The gross misdeeds in organizing the Commonwealth games have gravely damaged the prestige of the country. People at the helm of power are either turning a blind eye or taking steps against the guilty as an eye wash under the pressure of the judiciary and media. The country wants to know as to what was the compulsion and which invisible hand was behind the misdemeanor of the top rung of power in a most sensitive matter like the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner.
Unfortunately, the influence of politics is growing in almost every walk of life and the instances of corruption indulged in by the people in seats of power in the post independence era are constantly on the rise. After independence, the country has witnessed public anger against corruption resulting in powerful mass movements. The J. P. movement of 1974-75 and imposition of emergency and the mass movement triggered by the Bofors scandal in 1987-1989 culminated in the change of power at the center. But, the change does not seem to have brought about any decline in corruption. On the contrary the form and dimensions of corruption seem to have become more complex and extensive in the wake of economic liberalization. Whether it is the share scandal of 1992 or the recent 2G spectrum scandal, mind boggling figures of money are found to be involved. What needs special mention is that the people involved in these ever increasing acts of corruption are the ones who are highly educated and belong to the affluent class of the society. All these facts clearly indicate that there is need for further intensification and expansion of the process of man-making.
In this regard the ABPS believes that there is a dire need to organise every rung of social order on the firm foundation of value-based and morally strong conduct of life rooted in the eternal principles of Dharma. This is possible only by reorienting education-system to reflect the national ethos and serve as an effective instrument of character-building and imparting noble samskars. At the same time it is imperative for the people in high positions that they present exemplary models of conduct in their private and public life.
Apart from these reforms of far-reaching consequences, reform in the system of governance & administration and mobilising effective public opinion in favour of that, is equally important. Transparency in governance, administration through minimum and simplified regulations, judicial system based on easy access and timely dispensation of justice, elimination of black money, electoral system capable of effectively curbing the criminalisation of politics and checking the growing influence of money power are a few reforms urgently needed. It is also imperative to ensure proper security for the whistle blowers who courageously expose corruption in the present system at different levels and to have stringent penal provisions against the corrupt. Indeed the poisonous creeper of corruption is responsible for all the contemporary social ills like inflation, unemployment and black money which has also been affecting the country’s development and the internal and external security. In connection with the problem of black money, the government should acquire black money stashed in the country and outside, declare it as the nation’s asset and deploy it for developmental purposes.
The ABPS appreciates the efforts of such courageous individuals, organizations, constitutional institutions, alert media and vigilant Judiciary for their efforts against corruption in the present challenging scenario and calls upon the countrymen to extend their active support for such noble endeavours with utmost personal integrity and also nourish our traditional social institutions actively involved in character-building of our citizens.
Resolution 2: DEFEAT CHINESE DESIGNS AGAINST OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS AND SECURITY: The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha expresses serious concern over the growing multi-dimensional threat from China and the lackluster response of the Government of Bharat to its aggressive and intimidator tactics. Casual attitude and perpetual denial of our Government in describing gross border violations by the Chinese People's Liberation Army as a case of 'lack of common perception on the LAC', attempts to underplay the severe strategic dissonance between the two countries and failure to expose the expansionist and imperialist manouvers of China can prove fatal to our national interests.
The ABPS cautions that the growing civilian and defence ties between China and Pakistan are a matter of grave concern to our national security. Presence of the 10,000-strong Chinese Army in Skardu ( PoK) in the guise of construction works and repairs to Karakoram highway is a serious issue as it allows China to encircle Kashmir . Other issues of concern that best exemplify Chinese' assertiveness include its offer to export one - Gigawatt (GW) nuclear plant and transfer of ballistic missile technology to Pakistan thus precipitating potential nuclear conflict in the region.
The malafide intentions of China are conspicuous in a number of recent developments. It has falsely charged Bharat of occupying 90,000 sq. km of its territory (including Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim); It is excluding the state of J&K from Bharat in its maps; It is also excluding 1600 KM-long border in J&K from the LAC on the Tibet-Bharat border; It has initiated issuing paper visas for Bharatiya citizens from J&K besides citizens from Arunachal Pradesh. The Chinese troops entered Gombir area in Demchok region last year and threatened the civilian workers to stop construction work. In November 2009, a road project under Centrally-sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Ladakh, was stopped after objections were raised by the Chinese Army. Infact, it is China which has encroached upon our territory inside the LOC in that region and constructed a 54 km long road for military purposes.
The ABPS sees potential danger from the Chinese machinations in our North East. Its continued claims over Arunachal Pradesh shouldn't be taken lightly as it has set its eyes not only on that state but on the entire North East. Recent expose' in a leading Bharatiya weekly about the extent of the involvement of China in arming, encouraging and funding insurgent groups like the NSCN should awaken us to this danger. Besides NSCN insurgents other insurgent groups in the North East like the NDFB, ULFA etc also get patronage from China. It is also a matter of serious concern that the ISI too is operating in cahoots with China in this region. The A.B.P.S. expresses concern over the growing number of cases of Chinese spies being arrested in different parts of the country.
It is well-known that the weapons from the Chinese government weapon manufacturers find their way to the Maoists and other terrorist groups in Bharat through illegal weapon ports like Cox Bazar in Bangladesh. Fake currency also is being pumped into Bharat from China. The ABPS wants to draw the attention of the Government and people to the occasional publications in the officially-controlled Chinese media about dismembering Bharat into 20-30 pieces.
Penetration of Chinese goods into Bharatiya market is affecting our manufacturing industry adversely besides posing a serious challenge to our security, health, environment and strategic concerns. The ABPS wants the Government to tackle this issue of China's penetration into our system through trade and commerce with utmost seriousness. All citizens should refrain from using Chinese products as an expression of patriotism.
The ABPS wants to draw the attention of our government and countrymen to the threat from China in the form of diversion of river waters in the South - Central Tibetan region. In the process it would be robbing lower riparian states like Bharat, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand of their right to the waters from rivers like Brahmaputra and Sindhu which originate from Kailash - Manasarovar in Tibet. Joint mechanism established in 2007 between Bharat and China to oversee water related issues remain dysfunctional mainly due to the utmost secrecy maintained by China in its water management plans. Two of our states i.e. Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh were hit by flash floods and it was suspected at that time that these floods were due to some form of interference in the river flow by the Chinese. Our engineers were not allowed to inspect the upper streams of the river by the Chinese government. The ABPS warns the government that unless the issue is addressed immediately the situation may lead to serious crises between the two countries.
The ABPS urges our Government to take note of the expanding military and diplomatic might of China not only in the immediate neighbourhood but also in the strategically important regions like Africa and the West Asia. China's 3.1 million strong Army is being rapidly modernized with newer weapons and technology. It has built all-weather roads and extended railway network along Tibet, Nepal and Bharat border. China today is a formidable player in the Indian Ocean region. It is establishing contact with all kinds of renegade dictators in the world including the North Korean and Sudanese dictators. Its strategic experts are propounding such disdainfully dangerous theories like Preventive Use of Nuclear Weapons suggesting that China should reserve the right of first attack against any nuclear power with nuclear weapons as a preventive measure.
In such a challenging scenario the ABPS calls upon the government to:
1. Reiterate the Parliament’s unanimous resolution of 1962 to get back the territory acquired by China to the last inch.
2. Take effective measures for rapid modernization and upgradation of our military infrastructure. Special focus should be on building infrastructure in the border areas. Towards that, constitution of a Border Region Development Agency should be considered which would help prevent the migration of the people from the border villages.
3. Use aggressive diplomacy to expose the Chinese' designs globally. Use all fora including ASEAN, UN etc for mobilizing global opinion.
4. Disallow Chinese manufacturing industry free run in our markets. Prohibit Chinese products like toys, mobiles, electronic and electrical goods etc. Illegal trade being carried out through the border passes must be curbed with iron hand.
5. Follow strict Visa norms and maintain strict vigil on the Chinese nationals working in Bharat.
6. Restrict the entry of Chinese companies in strategic sectors and sensitive locations.
7. Mobilize the lower riparian states like Myanmar, Bangladesh etc to tell China to stop their illegal diversion of river waters.