The telecom revolution may have networked the length and breadth of the country but it hasn’t quite touched jawans at the China border at Nathula who are forced to borrow handsets from their Chinese counterparts on the other side of the fence to stay in touch with their families.
No other country would tolerate this shameful situation — but then this is not the first time the Indian army is being forced to get humiliated before the Chinese. Our Chacha Nehru, in his grand delusions to gain admiration of the Whites, starved the enemy of funds so much, when the 1962 war broke out, our soldiers were forced to cut trees with spades because there were no axes available — the Chinese soldiers watching them jeered and hooted. Chacha was at the same time forcing our ordinance factories to make pressure cookers and toys instead of guns to project himself as the messiah of non-violence. The idiot, of course, hid in Delhi when the Chinese attacked, while 2000 of our soldiers died on the front because he will not give them enough guns and ammunition to fight.
The same sloth and pig-headedness even now continues — because of the “socialist” administrative system (another of Nehru’s contribution) which treats bureaucrats as gods and army-men as a necessary evil. While army-men are swiftly court-martialled, the bureaucrats cannot be fired because they gang up to protect each other. Hindus have indeed paid a heavy price for rejecting nationalists like Savarkar, Aurobindo Ghosh, and Bose and instead giving preference to “non-violent” British-promoted anti-Hindu stooges like Gandhi and Nehru.
And what is the reason that our soldiers are being forced to beg Chinese for phones to talk to their families back home? The Babus have not moved files for years — they are just not accountable to anyone. No explanations are ever asked from them for interminable delays in their work. Things will continue as they are and India will keep suffering until a time limit is set for babus to clear files from their desks — and they given a kick on their backside for their habitual delays.
Several private players have a presence in Sikkim but these are focused on Gangtok and adjoining areas with state-owned BSNL being the only major service provider near the Nathula outpost. However, procurement of mobile towers and telephone exchanges by BSNL for deployment near the army camp has been delayed, “For the last four years, purchase orders have not been placed,”said a BSNL official. The House panel asked BSNL to fast-track the purchase but nothing has moved so far.