By S Ramachandran
Three Army personnel killed as terrorists attack Army camp in Kupwara is the breaking news now.
‘The attack appears to be similar to the attack in Uri in January last year where 19 army personnel lost their lives after terrorists attacked the army camp’ reports the Indian Express, April 27, 2017.
The Kupwara army camp, an artillery base, is located quite close to the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, just like Uri.
Another tragedy a few days back.
In Naxal attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh at least 25 CRPF personnel died on 24 April . At least 12 CRPF men were killed in a similar Maoist attack in Sukma early this year.
Once again, Modi government would pay respect to the martyrs. Home Minister Rajnath Singh would parrot the lines that ‘the sacrifice will not go waste’ et al.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh insisted that this was actually a response to the success of the government in tackling the Maoists.“The Left Wing extremist groups are restless because of the unprecedented success of the forces against them,” he said in a statement to the Lok Sabha.
Now a flashback;
‘In November 2009, when then-Home Minister P. Chidambaram launched what the media called Operation Green Hunt, the task seemed simple’, writes Defense Analyst Praveen Swami, Indian Express,April 27, 2017. Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai then announced, ‘Within 30 days of security forces moving in and dominating the area, we should be able to restore civil administration there’.
In April 2010, Maoists killed 76 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh proving Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s UPA government’s utter inefficiency.
No lessons learnt.
In November 2009, then-Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai talked in jingoist manner and now, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh insisting in jingoist manner that this was actually a response to the success of the government in tackling the Maoists.
Utter inefficiency of Modi government.
Anyway, Modi government would pay respect to the martyrs. Home Minister Rajnath Singh would parrot the lines that ‘the sacrifice will not go waste’ et al.
In the meanwhile, ‘gau rakshaks’ will protect cows, Adityanath will protect Juliet's from Romeo's, cows will be issued aadhar cards……….