Monday, July 3, 2017

The MEA issues statement to refute Chinese claim at Doklam but keeps it low profile



The +Ministry of External Affairs, India has replied back to the Chinese claim that India is intruding into it's territory at Doklam Area which is at India Bhutan China border.

But the Ministry has kept it low profile. On one hand where Chinese External Ministry even released pictures in a to prove their claim, Indian side only replied by a press release on their website and not even shared on social media platforms like Twitter by the +Ministry of External Affairs, India

It reiterates the lack of aggression by the Govt of India when it comes to dealing with China.



Below is the press statement:

Recent Developments in Doklam Area

June 30, 2017
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a statement on 26 June 2017 alleging that Indian border troops crossed the boundary line in the Sikkim sector of the China-India boundary and entered Chinese territory. This has been reiterated since then in other Chinese official briefings. 
  • The facts of the matter are as follows:
    i.On 16 June, a PLA construction party entered the Doklam area and attempted to construct a road. It is our understanding that a Royal Bhutan Army patrol attempted to dissuade them from this unilateral activity. The Ambassador of the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGOB) has publicly stated that it lodged a protest with the Chinese Government through their Embassy in New Delhi on 20 June.

    ii.Yesterday, the Foreign Ministry of Bhutan has also issued a statement underlining that the construction of the road inside Bhutanese territory is a direct violation of the 1988 and 1998 agreements between Bhutan and China and affects the process of demarcating the boundary between these two countries. They have urged a return to the status quo as before 16 June 2017.

    iii.In keeping with their tradition of maintaining close consultation on matters of mutual interest, RGOB and the Government of India have been in continuous contact through the unfolding of these developments.

    iv.In coordination with the RGOB, Indian personnel, who were present at general area Doka La, approached the Chinese construction party and urged them to desist from changing the status quo. These efforts continue.

    v.The matter has been under discussion between India and China at the diplomatic level in the Foreign Ministries since then, both in New Delhi and Beijing. It was also the subject of a Border Personnel Meeting at Nathu La on 20 June.
  • India is deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions and has conveyed to the Chinese Government that such construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for India.
  • In this context, the Indian side has underlined that the two Governments had in 2012 reached agreement that the tri-junction boundary points between India, China and third countries will be finalized in consultation with the concerned countries. Any attempt, therefore, to unilaterally determine tri-junction points is in violation of this understanding.
  • Where the boundary in the Sikkim sector is concerned, India and China had reached an understanding also in 2012 reconfirming their mutual agreement on the "basis of the alignment”. Further discussions regarding finalization of the boundary have been taking place under the Special Representatives framework.
  • It is essential that all parties concerned display utmost restraint and abide by their respective bilateral understandings not to change the status quo unilaterally. It is also important that the consensus reached between India and China through the Special Representatives process is scrupulously respected by both sides.
  • India has consistently taken a positive approach to the settlement of its own boundary with China, along with the associated issue of the tri-junctions.
  • India cherishes peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas. It has not come easily. Both sides have worked hard to establish institutional framework to discuss all issues to ensure peace and tranquillity in the India-China border areas. India is committed to working with China to find peaceful resolution of all issues in the border areas through dialogue.

New Delhi
30 June 2017


Sources:
India's External Affairs Ministry: 

China's External Affairs Ministry:






Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Should India play Pakistan in Champions Trophy?



Pic Courtesy : +Star Sports 



Lot of fuss has been made about the 4th June match between India and Pakistan particularly by few media houses and groups. One example is +Zee News who are relentlessly taking up this issue in their popular prime time show #DNA and on other shows.




Here is what is their logic behind boycotting the match:
  • Soldiers are giving their life due to Pakistan sponsored terrorism at border and we are playing cricket
  • What will the families of these soldiers think when two captains will shake hands or probably hug each other during match (really?)
  • We curse Pakistan in every way, but when it comes to cricket, 4s and 6s becomes more important (literal translation)
  • Is money more important for BCCI than the National interest
  • Virat Kohli shows a lot of pain on social media but actually does nothing
  • It feels like Kohli is very excited to play match with Pakistan
  • If like the Cricket Team, Indian soldiers also starts shaking hands with Pakistani soldiers than how would you feel!
  • Cricketers can learn a lot from Gautam Gambhir who announced to bear the cost of the education of the children of Sukhma incident.
  • Indian cricketers earn a lot of money from matches and endrosements but never comes forward to offer their duties as citizens of the country (really?)
  • Is time pass more important for you than the national interest?

These are the actual points taken from the following #DNA clip narrated by famous Sudhir Chaudhary.




I am sure many of you will feel that these points does not call for such detailed analysis by us and should be taken lightly. But when it comes to National Interest, should we take anything lightly? (pun intended)
Therefore, here is the point by point rebuttal of the above points raised by Zee News.

  • DNA: Soldiers are giving their life due to Pakistan sponsored terrorism at border and we are playing cricket
    WRM: Though cricketers are not sacrificing their lives for the Nation like our soldiers do but the pride they carry for the Nation in their hearts is similar. They play under the Indian flag and when they beat Pakistan, it fills us all with pride.
  • DNA: What will the families of these soldiers think when two captains will shake hands or probably hug each other during match (really?)
    WRM: You know when the DGMOs meet on the border or talk over the hotline, they also exchange hellos; they don't start the talks by cursing each other. You ever heard the word professional courtesy?
  • DNA: We curse Pakistan in every way, but when it comes to cricket, 4s and 6s becomes more important (literal translation)
    WRM: When it comes to playing against Pakistan, be it cricket or any other sport, we don't care about 4s and 6s, we want India to beat them badly; everytime!
  • DNA: Is money more important for BCCI than the National interest
    WRM: BCCI is no saint, everyone knows that. But you should push Govt. to close all the trade ties with Pakistan, if you really care. Or do this: only sell, don't buy.
  • DNA: Virat Kohli shows a lot of pain on social media but actually does nothing
    WRM: Virat Kohli is a great ambassador of India who is representing the Nation well. We should get inspired by him and excel in our fields instead of criticizing him unnecessarily.
  • DNA: It feels like Kohli is very excited to play match with Pakistan
    WRM: We are all very excited because we want to see those hanging faces of Pakistani players and supporters.
  • DNA: If like the Cricket Team, Indian soldiers also starts shaking hands with Pakistani soldiers than how would you feel!
    WRM: When it is in professional courtesy, it is done by Prime Ministers, Army DGMOs, Players and who not!
  • DNA: Cricketers can learn a lot from Gautam Gambhir who announced to bear the cost of the education of the children of Sukhma incident.
    WRM: Is Gautam Gambhir not a cricketer? Has he said anything against this match? If he was in team, wouldn't he played this match?
  • DNA: Indian cricketers earn a lot of money from matches and endorsements but never comes forward to offer their duties as citizens of the country (really?)
    WRM: Like our jawans, cricketers are also executing their duties by playing for the nation. Blaming BCCI can be okay but criticizing players is foolish.
  • DNA: Is time pass more important for you than the national interest?
    WRM: Cheering for India and supporting those who represent India on world stage is a great time pass to have.


As they have already mentioned in the above clip, we have not played any bilateral tournament since 5 years with Pakistan and no one is complaining. Not public and not a single player of team India.

India of today knows that Cricket is not important than International diplomacy. Those days are gone when we were fighting Kargil war with Pakistan and public was busy in World Cup. (But that also has to do a lot with what media was focusing on at that time.)

India has already made a right decision by not playing any bilateral series and to ban Pakistani players in Indian leagues such as +Indian Premier League | IPL and Pro Kabaddi etc. Playing Pakistan in an international tournament is different thing and before opposing that we should take many more steps diplomatically. Remember we still have our consulate in Pakistan and have many trade arrangements with them. Lets proceed in the direction of breaking all these ties and then think about walking out of these tournaments.

We loved +Zee News because it talks about National Interest. But we suggest you to be a little rational in your reporting. India has many important things to do and many important areas to focus on than Cricket with Pakistan!

Jai Hind! 




+PMO India +NITI Aayog #IndiavsPakistan #IndvPak #CT17 +ICC +Star Sports +Virender Sehwag 


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Arundhati Roy - The new love of Indian Media



India Today in just one of the many publications that is doing it's bit to cleanse the image of Arundhati Roy who is in news for her anti-National statements.

This got even more highlighted when Actor Paresh Rawal tweeted against her.

IndiaToday tries to explain a lot, citing many sources but does not talk about the source of the video where Arundhati says India is waging war against it's own states. The question is of intention.


If you see who uploaded this video on youtube - a Patriotic Pakistani - you will get an idea about who is listening her.
The credibility of the article touches it's lowest point when they quote AltNews.in as a media watchdog! Seriously? Should we laugh or get angry?
Look what they say about altnews.in



Do they know the meaning of media watchdog? Certainly not.

Look at what the About Page of the altnews.in says about themselves.


This is as stupid as someone can get!

It describes itself as antidote to the right-wing propagandists. Probably this is the definition of media watchdog that IndiaToday got from Rajdeep Sardesai.
Requesting all the readers, whether liberal or right-wing or left-wing, if you really are Indians, then do something for the Nation and not against it! Don't just buy any propaganda.

Apparently, India Today who's calling others fake doesn't care to do an introspection!


#Don't stay silent when it comes to your Nation.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

IPL: Why doing away with Dhoni is actually a bad idea for Pune



Just before the shorter format series against England at the beginning of this year, MS Dhoni gave up his captaincy and passed on the baton to Virat Kohli. This meant that Dhoni would not represent India as a captain in any of the formats. Taking the cue probably, the Rising Pune Supergiants IPL team management also announced that Dhoni would not be leading the side anymore. They also went a step ahead and also informed that Dhoni did not step down, but RPS decided to pass the captaincy to someone young as they did not do well in last season.

Now the question is: is it the right decision? We think not.

Making brain-fade Smith as captain and expecting Indians to cheer for them?
Though the brain-fade incident happened much after the announcement of Smith as the replacement of MS Dhoni but we all know the reputation and attitute of Aussies. And choosing one of the Aussies as the captain when you have someone like Dhoni should actually be a very difficult and painful decision to take. But the way RPS announced it proudly showed otherwise. The point here is, if you care about the stature and reputation of someone like Dhoni, you would convince Dhoni to step down and announce that he has chosen to quit the captaincy and not say that we have removed him. It makes a huge difference.

Tweet by the RPS owner's brother after winning their first IPL 2017 match which was later deleted

Dhoni in Team India vs Dhoni of Rising Pune Supergiant
Now one would argue that Dhoni stepping down as Indian ODI and T20 captain did not make any difference in the Indian team and we won both the series so how would it make a difference with RPS? There is a huge difference. 

First and the foremost, Dhoni quit Indian team captaincy so the Kohli can get time to prepare a team for Champions Trophy in June 2017 and eventually for the World Cup in 2019. That is done for the benefit of Indian cricket. IPL is different.

Secondly, if you listen to Kohli after assuming ODI and T20 captaincy, he would always say that he still consider Dhoni as his captain and would take suggestions and learn from him. This was clearly visible in the ODI and T20 series against England when Dhoni and Kohli were seen numerous times on the ground discussing things and taking decisions together. This actually was doubly beneficial as Dhoni was acting like a mentor and at the same time he did not have the burden and pressure of captaincy while batting. It's a win-win situation for Indian team but is it same for RPS?





Not so. In case of RPS, the new captain is Steve Smith, and neither we have heard nor seen him taking advice from Dhoni. He is an full time captain of a rival team Australia and doing so is egoistically not feasible, perhaps. Now that is a lose-lose situation.

I would not say, God save RPS this IPL because they have demeaned the closest God they got.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It's Nationals vs Anti-Nationals on Twitter!



The storm is rising again. Leftists and the 'thekedaar' of free speech have got something to cry about. They have found a girl in DU that believes in their ideology and what's special about her is that she is the daughter of a Kargil martyr. Haven't they found gold!

She raised her voice against the ABVP who tried to stop Umer Khalid from doing a JNU in the DU. Soon an older video surfaced where she talked about making peace with Pakistan. In the video she claimed to be a daughter of Kargil war martyr, which later on proved wrong as her father did not die in Kargil war but in an counter insurgency operation later on. Though it does not make him less of a martyr but they probably used Kargil war in that video as it suited the script better!



But what's interesting is that many among the prominent personalities are not shying away from showing these so called 'liberals' their place on social media.

Virender Sehwag, who is becoming popular by the day on social media replied to the storm by raising another, a typical style of an aggressive batsman:



It went viral in no time, like it does normally. But when it was praised by Randeep Hooda, it was probably too much for a liberal like Shekhar Gupta to digest:





But Randeep did not take much time to show Shekhar his place.

Another solider of free speech in the media, the well known Rana Ayyub pitched in but she dug her own grave like she normally does! Nailed again by Randeep.


'Despite being a girl'? Seriously? This is as stupid as one can get. Two min silence for her employers.

Anyways, a sane person would understand by now and would try to talk sensibly, at least. But that would be too much to expect from Rana, who made another grave mistake in the following tweet:




This was bound to raise storm and the honours were done by none other than Phogat sisters themselves!



See Rana's follow up reply, she could not say anything against Babita however much she wanted to. Got pinned down already, the salt on the wound was rubbed by the elder sis, Geeta!



End of the story!