DEMONETISATION: THE ILLEGAL TENDER

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The question that has those ‘oppressed’,  by the recent ban on Rs.1000 & Rs.500 promissory notes excited, is basically – How far will this ‘Drive to Root Out Black Money’ go?

Two counter questions answer this eloquently –

1.  Hasn’t Narendra Modi  staked his entire political career & that of the BJP and it’s leaders by this move?

2. Can he roll it back?

The answers are obvious. Economy and commerce basically run on exchanges – from ‘Barter’ to ‘Promissory Notes’.

Are there any other  exchanges? – Yes many. As many as innovation and guile create! Both tangible and intangible.

Taking on any illegal tender is like taking on an entire system that runs at the very foundation of a country’s economy and commerce.

Reversals will result only in catastrophe for the initiator as well as for the country.

Hence, the recalling and declaring the two promissory notes illegal is only the start of a long drawn war that will need to be sustained with as much enthusiasm as it has begun.

Any roll back will raise fingers and the motives questioned, dropping the whole exercise into the usual banal allegations of graft & benefits to those close to power.

No political party that has come to power after 10 years and hopes to remain the tallest political entity, can afford to retreat from the Juggernaut that it has initiated without being destroyed itself.

The timing of the ‘Demonetisation Move’ itself gives a clear indication, that before the next elections in 2017 onwards, results of this demonetisation drive are to be used to convince the common man in the country about the intent of the BJP-NDA combined Government.

Obviously, other tenders such as Property, Land, Farming, Water, Every Industry, Bullion, Stock Exchange Burgeons & Shrivels, Hawala, Matka, Angadia, Cricket & other forms of Betting, Movies, Co-operative Banks and Lending Agencies, Media, Judiciary & Judgements and every other innovation to side step the tax-man and legal economy & commerce, will now have to be addressed, to convince the common man on the ground that the intent of the Government is good and to generate the ground swell that will assist the campaign against all forms of “Illegal Tender”, tangible or otherwise.

It is a long drawn overhaul of the system and cannot be rolled back by anyone except those who foolishly believe that they can still continue to ‘Fool’ the common people in the street and have misjudged their anger, helplessness and the power.

Any one standing against this move, can only have their motives & integrity (All that the common man really ascribes to a politician) questioned. The Bihar CM Mr.Nitish Kumar has shown that intellect and wisdom while other political parties are still counting their ill-be-gotten-soon-expiring-promissory-notes buying time and trying to be eloquent to their constituencies about their lost arguments.

This Juggernaut is just starting.

The sequencing, timing as well as the durations of each move will be interesting.

Discerning “Intangible Innovative Black Money Creation Methods” will in itself be a challenge and I’m sure the Government is working on it.

How clean are the conductors, will be an intense debate leaving no rooms for even oversights, leave alone being participatory in any illegal tender. In fact the opposition will be noting every move and their own investigations would have already started to target the Government and its drivers once they are out of power, which does not seem any closer at this point of time. The BJP-NDA would have warned its members about the unceremonious drop from grace and legality they will face in case they are caught out of tune of this steam-rolling barrage that has begun.

This is the most interesting story being followed across the Globe, across the divide of the tangible and the intangible illegal tenders. Every one is waiting to learn more about the positives and the negatives of this monumental sweep.

 Yes, this is a fantastic story and is set to be a landmark in history!

THE CHINESE MILITARY BUILD UP IN TIBET 

Beyond the Dhoklam Plateau standoff, neither China nor US nor EU are India’s enemies.

They are all partners in progress depending on how we manage our relationships despite the huge gaps created in our military capabilities in the last 70 years of self serving Governments, scared of their own Defence Services, thanks to political apathy, lack of knowledge & bureaucratic mischief.

Most of the rhetorical dialogues in news are propoganda, not just by the Chinese but also our opposition, be it Mulayam or Rahul Gandhi who, now like Pakistani politicians need an enemy state to be constantly hated by the public and their electorates scared of, for them to stay relevant .

India also happens to be one of  the most easily & heavily accessed & manipulated Nations by foreign intelligence agencies of the World, thanks to our politically maintained poverty, illiteracy & prolific democratic election schedules that literally need, tons of revenue in cash of any colour and by hook or crook.

On the other hand, aiming to undo years of military neglect, as well as that of the North Eastern States in general, India has in the last five years if not more, done what is the basic mandatory infrastructural development and military build up.

This was bound to spoof the  Chinese older perceptions and force them to try new military devices, at least during their annual military exercises and at that, in the NE sector very obviously starting from, literally from the “neck” leading to the Dhoklam Plateau standoff, nearest to the narrowest​ part of India joining the NE.

India and China are within their rights to develop and deploy their resources, military or otherwise as they feel right. This is bound to happen and only increase even if our trade and political relationships increase, because the Chinese like every other self respecting Nation of the World maintain what one of their thinkers said – “Political manouvering and military capabilities should be viewed independent of each other”.

It is we who have been complacent with our military capabilities for six decades, except when it was is thrust on us and we had to do something.

Media hype and internet rhetoric generated in our “Obtuse Free Media”, has also created a hysteria within the country and in the Chinese media that is otherwise mostly muzzled and speaks for the Government even when exploring with many opinions and voices.

By and large these issues are sorted out amiably between two countries and armies.

However for the last decade most of the English media is on an American-European romance and has not at all been objective or analytical.

India as a major, diverse & strategically located land mass in Asia, the second most populated & scientifically specialised Nation in the World and the most populated Democratic Nation of the World, is very special to all those who wish to stay ahead in the World.

India must thus, have a balanced approach to its neighbours and find ways to synergise with both the US, EU & China, rather than play second fiddle in various wars between the East & the West, be they market wars, commercial, or of natural resources, or of the military kind.

China too has a lot to gain from peace with India and I doubt if the Chinese economy wishes to afford a war with India or even Vietnam for that matter.

I’m sure our Diplomatic Corps will soon find a progressive way ahead of these costly posturing and manouvering, as the intent behind these is more important than the staring eyeballs and stomping feet, as done for years at “Wagha Border” with only dire consequences to the knees of the BSF Constables & Pakistani Rangers on Opposite sides of the border!

Dilip

G-20 : TERROR, PEACE & ECONOMY IN THE NEW WORLD

Congratulations!

Terror will wane sooner, now!

The theme “Terror” as a low cost proxy, faceless effective weapon to destabilise resource rich geographies for economic & political gains, is too exposed & has started to be very prolifically used across the World to remain a covert politico-economic advantage to the ruling dispensations within the funding Super Power or other Nations! – An implosion of sorts!

The fact that, too many “Soldiers For Third Party’s Fortune”, around the Globe, have gone beyond their​ “given mandates” & opened up their own shops and agendas, sub-terrainian​ to existing & competeing World economies! 

These, independent agendas of “proxies turned disruptive entrepreneurs of terror”, have rattled more than the Global financial sharks!

Their independent schemes have in fact, shaken the beilefs of the electorates in their Governments, Super-Power and lesser beneficiary nations alike, across the Globe and even in intermediaries like Pakistan! 

This present state of “the golden egg laying, cheap goose” is doing more harm than just embarrassing the morality of World leaders, it is threatening their vert political existence in their Nations, not just individual constituencies.

For the above reason alone if not others,  “terror – the economic & military force multiplier”, is set to be shelved or discarded, at least for the present by ‘reducing’ or ‘cutting off’ it’s major funding directly or through the intermediaries & the embers kept on a tighter leash.

The total annhiliation of such “force multipliers” is difficult to fathom.

New political World leaders on the block, hoping to establish themselves in the ‘Whos-Who’ pecking order at home & globally will be hard to convince to give up their “cheap proxy muscles”, that may set their plans to fund their presidential visions & aspirations asunder, unless they invest in “World Peace”, genuinely by finding benign ways to fund their economies.  

President Trump is a case in point, who has an enviable choice to remain a “American Flash-in-the-pan-do-gooder” or choose to be “World Phenomenon”

After all, most of the G-20 leaders did look rather listless on the terror issue, while facing criticism at home as, they were and unsure of stating anything strong, in the absence of clear indications or a firm commitment from USA, especially after President Trump’s pronouncements on reducing ‘NATO & Climate Change Funding’.

Notable exception was the Indian PM Narendra Modi, who evolved as a leader, thinking of & dealing with the effects of terror over decades and seemed most clear on the way ahead for India as well as the overt and determined World with no hidden agendas. In fact he was the initiated into the PM’s seat dealing with terror, independent of Super-Power diktats or subtleties, except what’s good for his people.

Terror as a covert weapon and a tool of destabilisation and exploitation, is seeing it’s pallbearers arrive, though how loud & long it’s dying breath will be, is anyone’s guess, except that the investors will take their own time to extricate cleanly.

Only an, ‘errant stand alone Nation’ can now support, modify or justify terror under the usual names of religion, ethnicities, etc..

However internationally, consumption and greed to secure the individual National future, will continue to haunt the select rich Super Powers.

Therefore, the question that will remain for ever will be, what new tool or weapon of coercion and exertion of their desires, will the Super-Powers invent and use on poorer World countries laden with resources, who are unwilling to share to their people’s disadvantage with already well endowed Nations.

We are watching the begining of the end of an ugly era & weapon – “Terror” , that has been uglier than the “Little Boy”, the latest yet unknown secret latest  “Space or Nuclear Clean Weapon” or some other “weapon or idea of mass destruction”, in thought or execution whether, covert or overt.

Be vigilant, friends.

-Colonel Dilip Kumar Sharma

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WAR, POLITICIANS & ADMINISTRATORS

Wars are fought to balance out incompetent politician’s & administrator’s doings, who go to war at public expense, make public die as soldiers or collateral damage and then glorify it to feed war machines for the next round of their follies, all the while benefiting themselves and their kinds.

While, the soldiers?

They always rise again, in every generation, to step between danger and their people, defending, nurturing and giving them a better chance for a longer peace & less frequent Martyrdom of the generation next, every time and again, in the hope their future generations will learn to co-habit Earth in peace for  always; but like always alas, the incompetent politicians & administrators return to thrive and exploit the peace wrought out of the blood, sweat & grime to carry on till their greed & incompetence causes peace to break and summon the soldiers…. -Dilip



GST : OPPOSITION RATIONALE

The depth of Indian black economy is so deep that, it can create any backlash or opinion as it desires.

Eg. Most English and many more News channels​ are corporate owned and businesses in their own rights, that profit from advertising corporates that need more advertising than those who have built reputations on credible products. 

Who will these be loyal to & create noise for? 

They are indeed difficult to fight on their turf. 

NDA has faced the burnt of this in the pre-election period when most of the media discarded them.

Probably for that reason too, the NDA has chosen to hit at the roots of this economy and cut off at least the illicit funding to their opponents while also gaining, by raising the bar of their own achievements and for the Nation.

The GST and other legislations seen in the last three years generally point to that.

GST of all other promulgations impacts direct illicit profiteering for undeclared agendas of Corporates & their Political cronies, who were the more resilient and prevalent ones since independence.

The groundswell support for the NDA, prevents Political opponents from publically & directly opposing the GST, but will ensure that they​ try and dent it as much as possible to influence the many mid-course changes and corrections that will be required as an continuous process over the next few years till GST stabilises and the parties that directly benefited get adequate time for readjustment or reconciliation or reconsolidation.

Hence, I don’t see the opposition ending, but feel it will grow & wane sparodically even though it will continuously become more absurd and immature, or the political parties will change, however distant that might be.

LEADERSHIP & HUMILITY

Humility, cuts through all assumptions & aspirations, allowing leaders to study teams, situations  challenges in depth, clearly, faster & exactly as they are.

This provides them optimal solutions, to execute with confidence.

Humility is thus that singular quality that sets apart leaders whom people look up to and those, they just have to follow. 

– Dilip

POLITICIANS OF JAMMU & KASHMIR

Declare unilateral ceasefire as India doesn’t want war: Abdullah to PM Modi

 http://toi.in/fwR6vZ/a19ai

My Comments:
J&K Politicians & their generations, who were “Installed” by various Indian / British Governments for their complicity or representation of “their people” have done the largest damage to J&K.
It has never been in their interests to solve the situation, it’s always been beneficial for them to keep it on the simmer because, they alone got all the funds and were given the un-questioned authority to spend them over the years.
A public audit of all funds received by J&K Government since 1947 and their expenditure by the CMs from the Abdullah & Mufti clans Vs the development in J&K will allow the readers and the World at large to know the veracity of their intents and claims to “Leadership” of the people of J&K including Ladakh, Jammu & regions beyond the 15% land mass of J&K that holds a gun against the Indian Democracy and benovalence .
Both these parties have links with Militant Groups. JKLF has popularly been seen as a NC and Abdullah clan aided Militant Group, with may be many clones to hide connections, avoid scrutiny, etc.
Otherwise, utterances of these leaders are for the gallery or for paid media or worse maybe for their partners in Pakistan to gift them with their benovalence in other parts of the World through hawala etc, but definitely not to be taken seriously.