Learnt lesson from ’62, troops capable: Arun Jaitley

Initiating a special debate to mark the 75th anniversary of the launch of the Quit India Movement in Rajya Sabha, Jaitley spoke on the challenges faced by the country, including from neighbours. “

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Published:August 10, 2017 5:03 am
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Amid the Doklam standoff with China, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said Indian armed forces are now strong enough to meet any challenge to the country’s security, be it “the eastern border or the western border”. He said lessons had been learnt from the 1962 war with China that armed forces have to be “fully prepared”.

Initiating a special debate to mark the 75th anniversary of the launch of the Quit India Movement in Rajya Sabha, Jaitley spoke on the challenges faced by the country, including from neighbours. “We learnt a lesson from the 1962 war that the armed forces will have to be fully prepared. Today also, the country faces two types of challenges from our neighbours. We kept strengthening our armed forces after every experience… Compared to 1962, the armed forces were made stronger in 1965 and compared to 1965 the armed forces were made stronger in 1971,” he said.

“I agree that some challenges are still there. Some people have their eyes on our country’s sovereignty and integrity. But I am fully confident that our brave soldiers have the capability to keep our country secure, be it the challenge on the eastern border or the western border… They are ready to make any sacrifice for the security of the nation,” he said.

He said the first challenge independent India faced was from Pakistan when it set its sight on Kashmir. He said it was every Indian’s wish see retrieval of the part of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan immediately after Independence.

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    annalyser2017
    Aug 11, 2017 at 3:49 am
    No doubt it is not 62, and also prepared for betterment and success. but this is one side, don't you thing they remain in 62. They are much more developed in every section for for above, it is thought from internationals that they are more than five times, almost all hides. It is better not indulge with them specially on others land. Please calculate properly, it is not suitable.
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      Bert Brech
      Aug 11, 2017 at 1:51 am
      What is Modi waiting passively for? Has he no brains? Send a senior minister to Washington to conclude an Indo-US treaty of military alliance. That is the one step now which might prevent China attacking. Move, Modi ! Move !
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        Mersa
        Aug 10, 2017 at 8:17 pm
        The average IQ of African 78, the Indian IQ 82, the Vietnamese IQ 94, the European and American average IQ 102 of white people, the Chinese IQ 106 (first on the world),the International authoritative IQ Organization released,anyone can google (web:Iq-research,info),hahaha
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          Mersa
          Aug 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm
          Whether the developed countries, only with the IQ, no relationship with democracy, 95 of Africa is a democratic country, but these countries are all poor countries, an overview of the world, all developed countries are high IQ, low IQ is not developed Country (except for oil-producing Middle East countries)
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            Mersa
            Aug 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm
            The essence of the China miracle is because the Chinese IQ 106 is highest in the world, example: any country/regions where the Chinese descendants are dominated, are all developed,example: the first superpower country on the world - China (Calculated by purchasing power to calculate GDP China is 1.5 times the United States), Hong Kong,Taiwan,Macau,Singapore, Japan, South Korea.Note:Singaporeans 90 percent is Chinese descendants,Japan Island tribe Aboriginal A.D. 720 years move out from the forest,A.D. 220 yers Chinaese “徐福” by China emperor order lead 50000 people to Japan Island, becom first king in Japan history,now 90 percent of the Japanese is the Chinese descendants,In addition Chinese "箕子" to the Korean Peninsula before A.D. 1000 years becom the first king(google箕子朝鲜)in Korea history,Koreans also is Chinese descendants,Before a few hundred years Korea not have characters,Before 1000 years Japan not have characters,Chinese characters is Korea and Japan only characters
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            jackal
            Aug 10, 2017 at 6:57 pm
            A situation is developing similar to IRAQ prior to gulf war. A vibrant nation, A chest thumping, so called strong leader, huge military power (only difference being the economic condition. While iraq had a vibrant economy, India is lagging) meeting world leaders internationally and waving to the masses locally with a pumped up chest. Any and every opposition being removed by hook or crook. Suppression of minorities, both political and religious. A goading rogue super power breathing down the neck, pushing the unwilling dictator ino a full fledged war with covert promise of unflinching support which will come only till its coffers will be ringing. Death, destruction, fragmentation, chaos, civil war. More death and destruction, pushing the nation 100 years back and a whole generation bruised. Should history be repeated?????????
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              jackal
              Aug 10, 2017 at 7:09 pm
              Moreover, those who learnt their lessons in '62 are all dead, well almost. So whats the point DM is trying to make????
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                Bert Brech
                Aug 11, 2017 at 1:55 am
                With this difference, that India is a democracy, with a free press, a place where any Muslim may freely condemn Hinduism. Whereas in your Muslim countries, a Hindu who is even suspected of raising an eyebrow against Islam would be dead.
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                Mersa
                Aug 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                The average IQ of African 78, the Indian IQ 82, the Vietnamese IQ 94, the European and American average IQ 102 of white people, the Chinese IQ 106 (first on the world),the International authoritative IQ Organization released,anyone can google (web:Iq-research,info),hahaha
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                  Mersa
                  Aug 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm
                  The essence of the China miracle is because the Chinese IQ 106 is highest in the world, example: any country/regions where the Chinese descendants are dominated, are all developed,example: the first superpower country on the world - China (Calculated by purchasing power to calculate GDP China is 1.5 times the United States), Hong Kong,Taiwan,Macau,Singapore, Japan, South Korea.Note:Singaporeans 90 percent is Chinese descendants,Japan Island tribe Aboriginal A.D. 720 years move out from the forest,A.D. 220 yers Chinaese “徐福” by China emperor order lead 50000 people to Japan Island, becom first king in Japan history,now 90 percent of the Japanese is the Chinese descendants,In addition Chinese "箕子" to the Korean Peninsula before A.D. 1000 years becom the first king(google箕子朝鲜)in Korea history,Koreans also is Chinese descendants,Before a few hundred years Korea not have characters,Before 1000 years Japan not have characters,Chinese characters is Korea and Japan only characters
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                    Mersa
                    Aug 10, 2017 at 3:37 pm
                    The essence of the China miracle is because the Chinese IQ 106 is highest in the world, example: any country/regions where the Chinese descendants are dominated, are all developed,example: the first superpower country on the world - China (Calculated by purchasing power to calculate GDP China is 1.5 times the United States), Hong Kong,Taiwan,Macau,Singapore, Japan, South Korea.Note:Singaporeans 90 percent is Chinese descendants,Japan Island tribe Aboriginal A.D. 720 years move out from the forest, A.D. 220 yers Chinaese “徐福” by China emperor order lead 50000 people to Japan Island, becom first king in Japan history,now 90 percent of the Japanese is the Chinese descendants,In addition Chinese "箕子" to the Korean Peninsula before A.D. 1000 years becom the first king(google箕子朝鲜)in Korea history,Koreans also is Chinese descendants,Before a few hundred years Korea not have characters,Before 1000 years Japan not have characters,Chinese characters is Korea and Japan only characters
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