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!

Saving Pakistan From Itself.

(Painting Credits With Thanks To Helene Norton)

Engaging Pakistan is a desirable known, but now is not the time.

For the very first time in history of the Indian sub-continent, Pakistan Army & the ISI are unable to hide behind their propped up political proxies, like Imran Khan or even it’s sponsors, latest being China while, earlier UK & US & the covert sponsors like Saudi Arabia, UAE or others requiring a mercenary outfit for covert operations, are in painful denial to their own people & in various stages of severing ties, as diplomatically as possible, hoping the best for the future.

The ploys & bluffs of- “Dialogue With Pakistan -A Nuclear State, is A Must For Sub-Continental & World Peace”, have been exposed and put out to be Globally tested as an open, though tacit, referendum by all populations of the World to see & judge if their own leaders, Governments & nations are with or against the, corporatised terror generating criminal generals of Pakistan, in their own country and World wide.

For the very first time after the holocaust of WWII populations of the World will be able to judge the intents, motives & methods of their own leaders & Governments for themselves directly, but now in real time, if at all the terror around the Globe, trained funded & seeded in Pakistan, is in fact of ‘holocaust’ proportions or a holy war by & for the pure.

That is the new soft power India wields, today.

This is the new paradigm for democratic nations as well as all democracy desiring people of the World, irrespective of country boundaries and this is bringing severe accountability on leaders & Governments across the Globe.

India stands to gain from this situation, which it has forced on Pakistani Army.

India must curate it well for futuristic mutual development & gains, before engaging ‘Democratic Pakistan’ again basically, because that entity doesn’t exactly, exist except as a facade accepted by the Super Powers & others who need Pakistani Army’s mercenary services.

For the first time also, the real powers in Pakistan, the Pakistani Army & ISI are facing the heat internally & internationally, directly.

Political stooges of choice have been exposed & shown to be, too weak to shield the covert power wielders, in what was to be a land of the pure alone.

The sponsors, of mercenary Pakistani Army & its for hire Intelligence Agency in the West, Middle-East & East too, are stuck in quick sand of their own making, by India simply calling their bluff openly, publicly & Globally by placing the powers running the “Land of the Pure Sinfully” on the anvils of Global humanitarian values, very softly with velvet gloves but steadfast firm hands after all the hugs & usual attempts to make peace peacefully were scuttled by Pakistani Army.

It’s almost as if all this was planned as a single thread of one grand design, yet it was something that had to happen someday.

The trigger may have been India taking unilateral action to settle its own local affairs itself & recognising India’s right to self-defence. The World too, backed off from interference & is publicly supporting the truth.

However before Indians slump into a romantic victory lap of sorts, that’s usual in Indian media, it must be clear that rogue intelligence actions are neither turned off like a switch, nor do they ever go out of favour of those who want to put them to rogue uses!

Mr. Narendra Modi led Indian Government has also demonstrated a political will to engage without heavy gloves if needed, by undertaking separate “peaceful irritant-removal actions” right below the noses of the global mercenaries, without ordering a War; at the same time engaging in the existing good will-treaties, economic ventures, etc in feeding & assisting innocent Pakistani population & it’s economy to remain at their best under the sorry circumstances created by their own self serving Army.

What does India gain from this? Well,

Firstly, the age old pretence of parity of – economics, politics, military, etc & nuclear deterrence with India, are all getting discounted slowly.

Secondly, Indian ‘Space Programmes’ have clearly set the pace & placed India in the strategic league of Super-Powers & far beyond the local rabble rousers.

After all if India can accurately land rockets on Mars it could do so with any payload, anywhere on Earth.

Thirdly, conventional militarism has been kept to the stunted minimum required for the Defence of India, thus letting interested ‘weapons manufacturing superpowers’ maintain ‘conventional military’ balance at the minimum in the subcontinent.

After all, mercenaries are known to be irresponsible with surplus weapons & soldiery, read as “non-state actors”, it has been proven by Pakistani Army’s ‘Razakari’ misadventures since late ’40s, to the Non-State-Actors in Kashmir & Kargil recently and the Lashkars blowing up Western Cities, all launched from “Land of the Pure Turned Sinful” by an Army of that “All Powerful One”, empowered on Earth by WWII allies insecure about a spectre of advancing Communists & a greed for the resources of Central Asia!

Fourthly, under the changed circumstances, Pakistani Army may be forced to agree to Indo-Pak political resolutions & not scuttle them, even before the ink dries on the parchments their proxies sign as has been happening in the past.

Thus giving rise to a clear impression that, sponsor Governments, corporates & economics in the West, East or the Middle East, did not want peace in the Indian Subcontinent, being as much a part of the problem to peace, as Pakistani terrorists are!

Fifthly, dialogues on easy challenges may be taken up first & for longer lasting solutions than ever done before, as India has been insisting.

Sixthly, a middle ground is being created that the Pakistani Army may need to indulge in to survive & remain relevant within Pakistan & around the Globe.

Seventhly, the Kashmir issue may not derail summits as in the past, except find mention as a fig leaf for local Pakistani consumption.

Eighth, overtly or covertly the exiles & getaways of Pakistani Generals in West & Middle East may be threatened adding to the pressure on, the behind the scenes ‘Military Junta of Pakistan’.

Ninth, Pakistan may come to the talks with lesser posturing, as it’s Global sponsors back off, at least openly.

Tenth, the initiative will be more with India till it leads the World’s Public Sentiment against Terror forcing democratic Governments across the Globe to back off from Pakistan at least overtly.

Covert Intelligence connects don’t disconnect easily nor early.

As mentioned earlier, this a paradigm shift in which, Indian intelligence diplomatic economic corps will have to keep their ears to every ground vibration, measuring pulses & timings to fine-tune actions for max gains.

This advantage, won’t last for ever, either.

Further, these aren’t jack boot operations with definite & limited aims & goals that Pakistani Army is used to & has been used for, by its sponsors.

These are free wheeling forays into a distant future & vision, with immense wide ranging far reaching, not just planned aims, but wider opportunities, with many immense emerging possibilities that could over time, become multitudes of specific goals.

A lot could go wrong too; but much has already been gained to turn back.

Pakistan has reduced itself to a Global Joke – Monkey with a sword masquerading as a saviour of a peaceful & pure faith, faithfully serving Global rogue operations.

Only India, facing the burnt, since the inception of this unholy nexus has the geographically & immediately placed antidotes & balms that Modi Government is rubbing, hopefully in well measured strokes.


Some additional comments from Twitter in response to an article by Maj Gen Harsh Kakar in “The Daily Excelsior” :

Col Dilip Sharma:
Nice article Sir. If I may add:

By ‘No Talks’ PM Modi has addressed:

• Pakistani Army’s “Decision Maker’s’ to change.

• Intensified a civilian backlash in Pakistan against its Army & it’s stooges.

• Forced into open, Pakistani Army’s, internal, covert & Global dealers of, terror & non-state actors, to expose themselves or hide deeper.

• It has shown Pakistani Economists & it’s Army, the benefits of an alliance with India, even against the  strategic allies of Pakistan who only  have  goals other than just Peace in the region!

•Realisation has long dawned on the Army HQ in Islamabad & the rest of Pakistan too, but has  it has yet to be seen as effective actions for or against the basic benefits of good neighbourliness.

• The “No Talks Stance” has forced Pakistan to be exposed stark nakedly to the World of Real Economy without Pakistani ‘Domestic Industrial or  Agricultural Economics’ helping in any way other than crying for rectification doles.

• Nor is India, on which Pakistan is a parasite directly & indirectly (by crying foul on Kashmir & Subcontinental Security Parity) helping with this stance.

• Therefore, momentarily today, Pakistani Army stands threatened internally & economically Globally with few ‘Get Away Options’ but the cheapest & best – Dealing with India peacefully, directly, by accepting its nonnegotiable & other negotiatible, options. 

•This will take time. After all so many aspects will have to be settled, that just do not want to be! – Non-State Actors being one & the other most important being the repository of Intelligence & Real Geo-Politics Pakistani Army had its hands & necks into completely with almost all Super-Powers!

• On a lighter note, each Pakistani General is better than a free Julian Assange & a direct eye witness too!

•Pakistani Army is so deeply invested, as an entity & individuals, in looting Pakistani Economy & other ‘Global Security & Allied Stake Holdings’ that it cannot just pull the plug & shake hands or run.

•However reality’s dawned as never before & this time directly & in an non-negotiable manner, very polite & firmly.

•Reviews of exile options, I’m sure have begun in the homes of at least some, Senior Army Generals & other wheeler dealers.

•Will the US & NATO afford an economic & political budget to Save Pakistan from Chinese & Russians in, the developing Global narratives?

• Or Will China & Russia also put in their bids to own the Intelligence & Mercenary Capital that Islamabad has stashed away?

•Or Will India finally benefit in developing a strong, sensible & peaceful neighbor?

The wait & watch, this is definitely going to be  more interesting than any cricketing World Cup to observers, IF ONLY the People of Pakistan, Neighbouring Nations & the World, were not subject to the “Gruesome Blood Economy” Pakistani Generals run & earn out of. 

Colonel Dilip Sharma (Retired) ICF

An Independent Observer


Maj Gen Harsh Kakar’s Article:

India & Pak- SCO via @ dailyexcelsior



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Betrayal Of India’s Armed Forces? Source: Postcard Dailyhunt 04/10/18 Page 1 of 1

After the 1971 war, the entire country was
rejoicing and celebrating the win of India
over Pakistan. This war was considered
one of the greatest which changed the
geography of the sub continent. The war
which earned the title Durga to Indira
Gandhi! The armed forces were feted
everywhere and appreciated for their
impeccable service and courage.
Although our country lost 4000 soldiers
and 10,000 were wounded and scared for
life, the pain was masked in the victory of
the country. They had to continue their
life in the forbidding world.
But what happened was an utter tragedy
and back stab.
A bunch of bureaucrats who knew
nothing about armed forces and their
sacrifice introduced a new policy to
ensure that the Armed Forces was cut in
size.Mr. K B Lal who was the Defense
secretary was the main culprit who
recommend the changes in the pay scale
of Armed Forces.He headed the Third Pay
Commission and suggested two points:
-First to abolish the separate Pay
Commission to Armed forces and
included them under civilians.So
according to the rule,’a trained infantry
soldier with three years of service is
below a skilled labour’.This was the most
inhumane decision which hit the armed
forces badly.The Infantry Soldiers are the
ones who stand in the first line of
defense, they are the ones who bleed
protecting every inch of our land, they are
the ones who constitute 90% of the
– Second suggestion was to reduce the
percentage of pension for armed
forces.The OROP which was active till
1972 was cancelled in the Third Pay
Commission under Indira Gandhi.So the
soldiers served for 15 years and went on
pension life at the age of 33-35 years. His
pension was 70% of the basic pay and
officer’s pension was 50% of basic pay.
But majority of the soldiers used to retire
at the age of 50. On the hand hand
civilians pension was 30% of basic pay,
but remember they served till 58 years of
age, where as a soldier cannot serve till
58 years.
The third pay commission raised the
civilian’s pension to 50% and reduced the
army pension from 70 to 50%.Further the
government put mandatory 33 years of
service in order to get full pension. But
when many people refused to this move,
as an eye wash the government reduced
the mandatory service to 25
years.Therefore the soldiers got just 30%
of pension after 15 years service and 50%
of pension after 25 years service. So
basically the government cut the armed
forces pensions from 70% to 30% and
raised civilian’s pension from 30% to
50%.The only reason no soldier raised
their voice against the then government
was because they trusted the
government so much believing that it
would never betray the son who fought
for the country.
The Indira Gandhi government made this
move very cleverly.The entire process to
cut the armed forces was done after they
won the 1971 war and just 2 months after
Field. Marshall Manekshaw relinquished
his post as Chief of army. So they made
sure that Fd.Marshall Manekshaw, the
most powerful person of India could not
oppose the government.
The Last target was in fact none other
than the most famous and respected man
in the army and countryFd. Marshall
Manekshaw.Generally once elected as
Marshall, the person never retires, he
continues to wear the 5 stars on his
shoulder till end. He is entitled for pay
and allowances for life. The bureaucrats
and the government who were extremely
jealous of his name and popularity cut all
his pay and allowances for the next 36
years of his life.He was left with no pay,
no facilities by the Indira Gandhi
government and the government which
succeeded later.It was the most heinous
act ever done by any government to a
man who won the 1971 war for India, for a
man who lead his life with at most dignity
and served India with all respect!!!
A total amount of Rs 1.60 crore was due
which was to be paid to Fd.Marshall
Manekshaw. In the year 2007, Dr APJ
Abdul Kalam who got to know the story,
immediately took personal interest and
made sure he got every bit of money he
earned as a Marshall. The money was
handed over to him on his DEATH BED in
the year 2007 June, just few days before
he breadth his last.
Isn’t this a National Tragedy?? Could
there be a bigger betrayal than insulting a
Man whose every drop of blood fought of
our Mother Land?
Today those Congress leaders who speak
about OROP and soldiers should first look
at a mirror and ask themselves what
morality do they have to speak on OROP!
What rights do they have to speak about
Today Rahul Gandhi preaches Modi not to
chest thump about Surgical strike, even
though Modi had not spoken a word
about it. But does Rahul Gandhi know that
it was his own grandmother who had
claimed that she won the 1971WAR for
India in the Congress Manifesto??? She
did not even mention a word about
soldiers in the successive elections she
04/10/18, 23*46
Page 1 of 1


The centre piece of Times of India (ToI) 17 Feb 2019, centre page carried a “AAKARVANI” – “There are only three ways we can compel/convince Pakistsn to end terror”.

Confusing, limited & repetitive in thought, this article is also the shabbiest & most confusing piece of writing I’ve ever seen in any newspaper.

I wonder why ToI doesn’t invite experts on subjects that are current rather than apparently having to “sell out” the space to one writer who has to become an expert in every field overnight to produce a writeup which ToI seems compelled to publish irrespective of its sense, quality of thought & clarity in writing!

It is the most disappointing piece of Journalism in recent times.

Thank you.

Col Dilip Kumar Sharma (Veteran)

#TimesOfIndia #Pulwama #Pakistan #Terror #CRPF #Solutions #Journalism #Experts

An Ode To Our Soldiers Fallen In Insurgencies

“An Ode To Our Soldiers Fallen In Insurgencies”

..Into the harm’s way walk the romantic volunteers…
…motivated & heady saviours of our nation…

Political Parties view them, as competition to be left alone to do the dirty work but exploited later…

Politicians view them as fodder for deliberately skewed policies, to exploit factions & later promote secularism, with cuts & percentile from developmental funds…

Every crevice, cut & fracture
in the Indian social fabric,
is a thriving exploitable playground,
for political separatist ambitions & opportunism…

The Nation meanwhile stands in dilemma,

between nationalism spewed from the ramparts of political stages & media screens,

and the gory cold battles being fought by volunteers,

to stitch together all hairline tears, crevices & fractures,

in the very fabric being actively torn asunder by their elected peers …

Into this quagmire,

draped in olive, khaki & disruptive,

volunteers march and into the harm’s way,

that has the potential to ruin us entirely,

except political ambitions…

Boots mired in the exploited waste of politics,

heads held as high as only romantics can,

nationalism reverberating through their souls,

propels them along,

to the next fracture & eskwed,

policy locales within…

The martyred & those served are dubbed perk & pension seekers,
severing off the very base of nationalism in politically greedy & selfish strokes…

Thus also opening new exploitable, fractured groups of avenues,

lined with ex-service voters,

to garner support for funds to stuff into new syphons…

Glory be to our ancient land & ancestry that,

amidst even this dynamic chaos,
new generations of youth emerge,
with equal romance, nationalist pride

& the burning desires,
to be recognised

& to do the worthwhile…

…an asset misused & unvalued…

…yet, into the harm’s way shall walk for ever a new romantic set of volunteers…

Rest in Peace Brothers in Arms,

India Stands in Honour & Gratitude to You & Your Spirits That Stood in Harm’s Way of That, Which Could Have Landed On Our Door Step.

-Colonel Dilip Kumar Sharma (Veteran)