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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Military Coup in India?

A military coup is not a small matter. It means removal by force of arms a civil government and replacing it with a military rule.Two strike units of the Indian army moved from Hissar to Delhi on 16 january this year.Information leaked to the Defense Secretary who alerted the Prime Minister at 2 am in the night. The movement was halted, but it brought out that the army given the will can easily oust the government in Delhi. One can recollect that when General Ayub Khan took power in a military coup in 1958, the common man in Pakistan welcomed it. Something similar could well happen in India. The reason is not far to seek. Rampant corruption where even central cabinet ministers took part in looting the nation has bred dsgruntlement among the masses. Food is costly and 70% of the population is subsisting on a dollar a day. The common man may well welcome an army coup. There is an old saying nothing is impossible'. That could herald a coup . It could be a necessity. The scenario in SE Asa is not very encouraging. Most of the countries have military rule. Burma, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Tibet have military rule or a dictato rship in some form or another. India is the exception where the army has remained apolitical. But don't be too sure!