A helicopter carrying CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) Gen. Bipin Rawat crashed today in Tamil Nadu. A report says 11 out of the 14 people on board have died, but there is no confirmation as yet on Gen. Rawat’s condition. It appears that Gen. Rawat was rescued and taken to Military Hospital, Wellington for treatment.
No official confirmation has come as yet on names of those who died, and how critical the others are. In such a shocking incident, the right and sensitive thing to do is to wait for full details to emerge, and let the authorities make an official announcement.
So netizens were shocked to see an ex-military officer issue a condolence message over Gen. Rawat’s ‘death’ at 2.52 PM today.
Lt. Gen. HS Panag served in the Indian Army for 40 years, and after retirement he writes frequently as a defense and strategic affairs analyst. Many of his articles appear on The Print, a digital news outlet started by the controversial Hindu-baiting journalist Shekhar Gupta, who during his Indian Express days had broken a story in 2012 claiming the Indian Army under Gen. VK Singh attempted a “coup” against the UPA-2 government.
Panag has made no bones about his dislike for CDS Gen. Rawat, and is often seen criticizing any and every move made by Gen. Rawat, in both his old COAS (Chief of Army Staff) role and the present CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) one. Some samples of Panag’s vitriolic pieces/commentary/comments: exhibit 1, exhibit 2, exhibit 3, exhibit 4
Panag also shares articles which appear in deeply troubling, anti-Hindu propaganda sites like The Wire – such as this one penned by Admiral (retd) L. Ramdas, the 13th Chief of Indian Navy, a dyed in the wool left-liberal who has been associated with AAP and whose family has links to Ford Foundation (widely believed to be a CIA front) and Greenpeace International.
But Panag is not alone. The anti-Rawat sentiment just because he is a proponent of Bharat’s Dharmic culture and is seen as uncritical of PM Modi, is shared by some other retired military officers too like Col (retd) Ajai Shukla or Pravin Sawhney (another one who writes often for The Wire), all of whom are tied by their common love for the entrenched left-liberal Lutyens’ mafia.
Another retired Army officer tweeted this (now deleted)
Col. (retd) Baljit Bakshi’s twitter timeline is full of propaganda for the lumpen protests against the much-needed farm laws, which the government was forced to repeal. Bakshi is not satisfied with just the repeal, but wants PM Modi to be “punished” as well! As it is, there is no shortage of journalists and intellectuals who are dying to see the PM assassinated.
Another blue-tick account found posting “Divine Intervention” was Congress-mouthpiece National Herald’s editor Ashlin Mathew
Ashlin has now put out a tweet claiming her now-deleted tweet “had nothing to do with the current tragedy. Still, I regret if it has hurt anyone’s sentiments.” However, she didn’t explain what she was really thanking the divine for.
Anyway, her feelings for the Indian Army can be ascertained by another tweet that she chose to retweet, which is nothing but a piece of propaganda against the Army using the tragic Nagaland incident where an Army op went awry leading to civilian deaths.
The likes of Ashlin Mathew will not inform their readers about the true cause of the terrorist insurgency in Nagaland, i.e. NSCN’s goal of “Nagaland for Christ”.
While the above worthies were showing their ‘appreciation’ for the horrible chopper crash with cryptic and coded remarks, some Islamists were, as usual, openly celebrating and cheering on social media.
The Modi government was handed a clear majority by the electorate after 30 long years, exactly to deal with these kind of elements who have burrowed deep into the nation’s establishment. But sadly, the government’s will seems to have dissipated and this has emboldened the opportunists and trouble-makers.
Our country’s institutions are full of such deracinated, Hinduphobic elements who constitute a Deep State which serves it owns agenda, nation be damned.