HENDERSON BROOKS REPORT: WHO ARE REAL POLITICAL MORONS - NDA MINSTERS OR 1.2 BILLION INDIANS?
Were BJP/NDA politicians including Arun Jaitley less wise politically before coming to power at the Centre in 2014? Has the taste of political power made them more wiser? Is it wise for the majority of Indian voters not to know the factual reality of the 1962 Indo-China War?
Do the only handful bunch of ruling Indian politicians are the only wise ones who only should know it?
Are the rest of the 1.2 billion Indians including you and me except the current 40 + number of central cabinet ministers of Indian government fools who the current regime apparently fears may jeopardise the Indian nation-State on learning the full details of this ugly painful war?
The above questions are legitimate to be asked in the context of the current BJP/NDA regime's decision to keep the Henderson-Brooks committee report on 1962 Indo-China War a top secret, stated in a written reply in Rajya Sabha by defence minister Arun Jaitley, just like what its preceding UPA government had done.
This report gives details of the real reasons responsible for the defeat of the Indian defence forces at the hands of the Chinese military.
BJP had raised much hue & cry asking for Henderson-Brooks committee report co-authored by Lieutenant General Henderson-Brooks and Brigadier PS Bhagat to be made public by the then UPA government after some of its portions were released on the cyberscape by the Australian journo Neville Maxwell in March 2014.
Making this report public is essential on many reasonable grounds. Each Indian voter has a democratic right to know the functioning of various governance tools. Transparency in governance demands it too. It shall only reinforce faith of the general public in the working of the democratic institutions.
The entire country shall come to know as to the exact cause of India's humiliating defeat at the Chinese hands in 1962. This would in turn lead to a churning of Collective Wisdom to generate effective solutions to avoid any such humiliating defeat for India in future, in any war theatres.
It seems likely that the present NDA government ministers have clearly been fooled by some top secret-happy bureaucrats' wrong advice to keep every working of the government a top secret under the so-called 'National Interests'...! It seems like the bureaucracy is running the show and not the elected NDA government? What else could explain the volte face by the BJP on this issue?
Maintaining a top secret veil over the report speaks volumes of the low political quotient (PQ) enjoyed by the ruling NDA dispensation...!
The bureaucracies and other governance tools around the globe have over the years been able to hide their failure to deliver on performance and perpetuate their inefficient rules by taking resort to keeping everything a 'Top Secret' under the alibi of 'National Interest'. This tendency makes it practically impossible to get rectified the institutional blunders of the Himalayan scale...!
The NDA regime's decision to keep this report a top secret is to say the least a bad news for the Indian democracy...!
~ Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
(The writer, a founder-member of Insaaneyat Party is the author of many books including the golden book 'The Vasudhiotic World Government And The Great Indian Dream Of The Paramatantrataa'. The views expressed here are solely author's personal.)