In my opinion whatever you know about COAS or your views on his competence, you should have not raised this on this forum in the context of the incident in Kashmir.
Majority of people feel the major did the right thing in the circustances he was placed in. You can say the end i.e. saving the life of the trapped people justifies the means adopted by the major[no morality or ethics involved]
It appears from one of your posts that you were on the legal side. If I am correct your job was more to do with legal matters not fighting on the front. If I am wrong I stand corrected.
I suggested you read Arun Shourie,s book ,the title is Indian controversies- kind of essays on secularism-real and counterfeit, terrorism ,use of religion as an instrument. In this book Chapter 23,24,25 are devoted to Kashmir Problem. In short Pakistan after losing Bangladesh is hellbent on dismembering India through Kashmir and terrorists are trained, financedto create chaos and India has to counter it ruthlessly and relentlessly over a long period of time.
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: [IAC#RG] Dismiss this stupid COAS "Rawat"
of serving when it was still a professional army (barely) with
educated offiers. Nowadays though it is the jumped up jawans like
Major Gogoi who will do anything to please their RSS masters for cheap
The sense of the argument that I get here is that the end justifies
the means, no matter how dishonorable those means may be.
I am unable to share certain details of our COAS's service in Congo as
part of the UN deplyments there in 2008, but what happened there under
his command was certainly far worse and dishonourable than what Gogoi
did. Since Gen. Rawat is well known for complaining and cooking up
excuses for his non-performance we can only hope that the security
situation in J&K and N-E does not deteriorate further during his
On 5/29/17, Gaur J K <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Please leave the army alone and don,t try to fish in troubled water. Some of
> photos circulated on social media showing Indian soldiers being chased,
> beaten and brutally assaulted by the crowd of stone pelters should put any
> self respecting Indian to shame.
> I did not see any post from you when two indian soldiers were abducted by
> Pakistani Army and beheaded.
> Earlier S. Roy had circulated the interview of Arun Shourie. If you consider
> his views as sensible please read his book where he has extensively dealt
> with question of Kashmir, where we have erred and what needs to be done.
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> <firstname.lastname@example.org> on behalf of Rajinder Dalvi
> Sent: Monday, May 29, 2017 12:33 AM
> To: indiaresists
> Subject: [IAC#RG] Dismiss this stupid COAS "Rawat"
> A Kashmiri goes to vote in troubled times; braving the scorn of his
> fellowmen (who mostly want to secede from India), and the response of
> the Indian Army's officer is to tie him up, and drive him around for 5
> hours on the bonnet of a jeep. Then the COAS commends his junior for
> this blatant assault on democracy while the CoI is underway.
> If Farooq Ahmed Dar is indeed a "terrorist" and/or "ringleader" (both
> words being included as Unparliamentary ones) then Army should either
> arrest Dar, or summon him as a witness in the court of inquiry against
> Gogoi, or else eliminate him in a staged encounter as is usually done
> in J&K (eg. Pathrabal) and then conduct a proforma CoI/CM.