Date: 12 Aug 2012


Pt. Jawahal Lal Nehru was the architect of modern India \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Nehru, the name synonymous with Greatness, Patriotism, Astuteness, Bravery, Courage and Statesmanship to mention only a few of his excelled qualities. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Oh, Motherland Bharta Mata, how lucky you are to have had a Son like him !!! \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ He did not allow Sardar Patel to solve the Kashmir matter (at that time it was not a problem yet.) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Just when our brave armed forces were about to liberate entire Kashmir, he declared a cease fire and went to UN (for what ???) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Immediately after our country was partitioned (some call it Independence), \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Nehru mooted the idea of disbanding the Armed forces. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ His argument ??? \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ We donít consider anyone as an enemy and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ therefore we will have no enemies in the World. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ It is a waste to maintain an Army. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ NOW READ THE FOLLOWING:- \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\Soon after getting freedom from British rule in 1947, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ the de-facto prime minister of India, J L Nehru called a meeting of army officers to select the first General of the Indian army. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Nehru proposed, "I think we should appoint \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ a British officer as a General of The Indian Army, as we don't have enough experience to lead the same." \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Having learned under the British, only to serve and \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ rarely to lead, all the civilians and men in uniform present nodded their heads in agreement However one officer Nathu Singh Rathore asked for permission to speak. Nehru was a bit taken aback by the independent streak of the officer, he asked him to speak freely. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Rathore said ,"You see, sir, we don't have enough \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ experience to lead a nation too, so shouldn't we appoint a British person as the first Prime Minister of India?" \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ You could hear a pin drop. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ After a pregnant pause, Nehru asked Rathore, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ "Are you ready to be the first General of The Indian Army ?" \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Rathore declined the offer saying \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ "Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior, Lt. Gen. Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us." \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ This is how the brilliant Gen. Cariappa became the first \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ General and Rathore the first ever Lt. General of the Indian Army. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ My thanks to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ for this article. The characteristic of courage with a sense of duty and honour displayed by Lt. Gen. Rathore, unfortunately is increasingly rare to find, even in our armed forces.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ It appears that most people in present day society suffer from bone problem, too much in the head and too little in the spine. ================================================= 000000000