Ujjain: Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary and Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) founder Indresh Kumar has said the borders of India towards Pakistan and China are most likely to be expanded within one to two years. “Indian geography is bound to expand and possibility of war cannot be ruled out,” he added.
Delivering a keynote address at a special lecture programme on the title “National Security: first stage of national development” jointly organised by the School of Studies in Political Science and Public Administration, Vikram University (VU) and FANS at the VU’s Swarn Jayanti Sabhagrah on Monday evening, Indresh Kumar charged that the Congress and Jawaharlal Nehru gifted the division of India in the form of Pakistan. “In 1947, Congress gifted a partition to the country and not independence as they have claimed for last 70 years. The British rulers had signed the partition papers and not the documents related to independence. Both Jinnah and Nehru were eager for this partition for the sake of power. Though Gandhi did not sign the partition papers and also did not participate in the so-called post-independence celebrations, he could have averted the partition,” he maintained.
Indresh Kumar further said that the country not only lost innumerable lives and property in wake of the partition, but its border alongside Pakistan, which had also became dangerous for our internal security and huge money has to be spent to maintain vigil. “Our boundaries with neighbouring countries were being looked after by the police, but after partition we have had to deploy the army and after a war with China, a similar deployment had to be made along Chinese borders. How can we treat Pakistan and China as peaceful and friendly neighbours as the latter has also illegally occupied Kailash Mansarovar,” he asked. The RSS leader opined that under such circumstances there was no way we could put religion, development or education as top priority of the country. “Guarantee of security lies in sacrifices which a soldier deployed on borders makes round-the-year, receiving only Rs 30, 000 per month. No compromise can be made on the issue of motherland,” he concluded.
VU vice-chancellor Prof Sheel Sindhu Pandey chaired the programme. He said that the nation came first and only then comes constitution or individuality. He said that issue of national security should be given preference instead of fundamental rights. FANS general secretary Sarla Singh also spoke. During the programme, the guests released a book, “Aapaatkaal ki bhayawah vibhishika” authored by former Ujjain Municipal Corporation speaker Prakash Chittoda. As a mark of token, the guests felicitated veteran MISA-prisoner Suresh Sharma. Member of Parliament Chintamani Malviya and municipal speaker Sonu Gehlot were among those present on the dais. Prior to it, School of Studies in Political Science and Public Administration head Dr Nisha Vasishtha introduced the guests and also delivered the welcome address. Arvind Jain conducted the proceedings and Subhash Jain proposed a vote of thanks.