=====================================================Dear SirThe continuation of previous panel discussion on siachen..this discussion was entirely based on my comments about the apathy of IAS in the previous discussion. This panel includes a IAS officer, a public prosecutor, and a BJP MLC who is also a retired Captain of SS..all your feed back is welcome..kindly do share with your family and friends especially civilian youngsters
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
WE LET YOU DOWN
This is an absolutely MUST WATCH panel discussion featuring the inimitable Wg Cdr GB Athri (Retd) as one of the panelists. It is a long, just over 54 minutes, video but worth watching every minute of it.
Wg Cdr Athri is on the offensive, right from the start, and keeps changing gears till he launches a no-holds-barred attack on everything that is wrong with our system. And, having done that, he highlights what needs to be done with the DRDO and Defence PSUs, and also points out how the long overdue CDS and Integrated Service HQ system would solve the command and control problem. He is well supported by his co-panelists.
Arnab Goswami and all our other celebrity anchors, of our mainstream TV channels, need to learn a lesson from the anchor of this regional TV channel on how to conduct a panel discussion. He allows the panelists to say what they have to say, without the constant interruptions that "know-it-all" Arnab et al indulge in.
The discussions range from Siachin to LCA/Kaveri and ineptness of the IAS to re-organisation of Ministry of Defence. There is also a very interesting take on how the Swachh Bharat programme should include eradication of corruption.
Why can we not see some such panel discussions on mainstream national TV channels, rather than the inane drivel of self-proclaimed "Defence Analysts" to which we are constantly subjected?
Dear, Well done!!!!
Thank you ever so much for sending me the url for this most interesting and forthright exposé on how the IAS, the DRDO and HAL have consistently deprived the Defence Services of achieving their full operational potential. Full marks to you and Capt Karnik for not mincing any words in condemning the current system where the IAS has, time and again, allowed delays in procurement but has not had any accountability whatsoever for the adverse effects on the Defence Services.
You have, very rightly, pointed out that the concept of Chief of Defence Staff and integrated Service HQ has been recommended long long ago but has never been implemented because the IAS is very happy with the status quo of having sweeping powers and authority with absolutely no accountability.
I do wish our PM, RM and other politicians would watch this panel discussion and take to heart what has been revealed. More power to you for your continuing fight against "the system".
AND NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO
(SOURCE - YOUTUBE , VIA E-MAIL FROM COL YC MEHRA RETD)