Bush family heir goes off to war

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  1. bengalraider

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    American political dynasties have along record of serving their nation's militaries, something that is sadly nowhere to be seen in the current or future indian political dynasties.Mr Bush I wish you the best in your endeavours, may you do your nation proud.
     
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    From serving army to masses, Khandu takes a huge leap

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    Itanagar, Oct 25 (PTI) From joining politics as an anchal samiti member in 1980 to being the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second time, ex-army officer Dorjee Khandu, a veteran of Bangladesh war, has come a long way.


    Fifty-four-year-old Khandu was with the Indian Army Intelligence Corps for seven years and received a gold medal for rendering meritorious services during the Bangladesh War.

    He later turned his focus to social work in the far-flung villages where he arranged for drinking water supplies, electricity and communication and also set up schools.

    This helped him consolidate his standing among the masses when he replaced Gegong Apang as chief minister of the state in 2007.

    He led a cultural troupe to 1982 ASIAD in Delhi from Tawang his home district which won a silver medal.
     
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    I have taked about dynasties(i.e the gandhis, the scindias, the pawars etc) . While remaining highly commendalbe Mr Khandu, Capt Amrinder singh etc are the odd men out, as far as i know even their immediate family members are not serving in any branch of the indian military.
     
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    Look, Joining the Army is not the only way to Serve the Nation, there are many other ways. Just because a Person joins the Army, he/she doesnt become a Saint of any sort, He/She can still go onto be a corrupt Politician if he/she Joined the Army for "Politicial Mileage"!!!
     
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    Agree with you wholeheartedly! no profession not even one of a saint can dictate wheteher you are really a saint. however tell me a few things, answer from your heart!
    1) would the IAF still be stuck with MIG21'S if Mr Sharad pawar's daughter had to fly the plane?
    2)would indian artillery still be stuck without modern guns if Mr laloo yadav's son was the commander of aregiment of artillery?
    3)would indian tankers still have to sweat it out with defective russian hardware if Mr bal thackeray's grandson was a maintenace engineer?
    4)Would the IA still have a lack of arctic gear in siachen,if Mr gandhi(rahul or sanjay) weer serving at the "rose garden".

    Last but not the least would ther be a pay and benefits disparity in the sixth pay commision if any of the above were true?


    Being in the armed forces is just a profession it has nothing to do with becoming a saintlypersonyou and i are not serving members that does not make us any less patriots; however what it does is it does not give us a clear understanding of the hardship in the forces, this understanding i beleive is necessary for anyone who wishaes to take decisions based on which the future of the forces shall be defined.
    It also adds to pride among the soldiers, my friend served with prince harry in afghanistan(royal gurkhas);it gives him a sense of pride to serve in amilitary wher the grandson of your commander in cheif serves alongside him.for any soldier his country comes first to see taht the leaders of that country care as much to send their own progeny into harm's way goeas along way in increasing troop morale.
     
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    First of all, You dont need any Politicos sons and daughters to serve in the Army for them to understand the problem.

    The Problem is with our bureaucracy and its laid back approach. The Politicians wouldnt let their sons and daughters anywhere near the Armed forces because its easier for them to Stop their Sons and Daughters than Overhaul the entire armed forces!!

    About the Migs, and people calling them Flying coffins, I dont agree much with them. Its not the Russians faults that we still operate these and that we take years to make up our minds to purchase things and get it through red tapism! If we had proper trainers for the Pilots, that itself would solve half the problems. The other half of faulty spares and parts, can be addressed. But again, the Bureaucracy.

    Stop all the hurdles facing in our acquisition process and you wont face much problem.

    But this cant be done overnight, and I seriously dont know how this can be done, but it has to be done!
     
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    The Bureaucracy dances at the whims of the political power wielded by netas,If the political dynasties of our nation had their wards in the forces they would be far more receptive to the demands of the forces and far more sympathetic to the hardship faced by the men on the national frontiers and hence would follow up on defense matters with that much more urgency, that would provide the motivation required by the babus to buck up and get their homework done.
     

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