received from a friendly source is fwd as I consider it worthy of pondering over and passed on to next generation.
It appears if one were to keep digging, the results of the treasure trove of India's greatest enemy of all Time - J L Nehru's - ill thought out, immature and megalomaniac actions shall continue tumbling out!
The British have a valid point. Thanks to throwing away their money as a US
Poodle in Iraq, they have cancelled educational scholarships for those with merit.
They paid India a fortune after 1947 that they could ill afford towards war
expenses and as reparations for the lives and incapacity of soldiers.
In Pakistan half was paid to the soldiers and the bereaved and half went into the Army Fund and was invested world wide from which the Pakistan Army still derives 1.5 Billion US Dollars per annum of income. In India, the money vanished. Where? Who knows?
During "Operation Polo", the Military Secretary put up a note on looting
saying that the Ruby Necklace that the Nizam had declined to the Marchioness of Willingdon was seen on the neck of General Chowdhury's wife. Sardar Patel wrote, "He gave me Hyderabad within a week, let him keep it" on the margin. No wonder the Polo Papers have never been declassified! Looting and rape by the Army and the Civilians deputed to Goa and Hyderabad was wide spread.
Nehru's Satrap a Kerala Christian who was sent to Manipur thought that this was his personal fiefdom. He was not punished for three years of pillage and rape. India was. Till today, every family in Manipur has at least one young male under arms to fight the hated conquerors from India.
Manipur has a written Constitution and was a more cultured principality than even Mysore when Nehru unleashed his ICS rascal on it.
The British treated it as a "Special District" like Coorg until Nehru destroyed the peace.
I am delighted that the Kohinoor Diamond is in safe hands. At least now I can see it at the Tower of London. If it had been returned to India, it might have vanished in small pieces to a bank locker in Italy or Switzerland and been replaced with cut glass.
Within the last decade, the Diamond Crown of Melkote Cheluva Narayana and enormous quantities of jewellery from Tirupathi vanished from "secular" Government custody and has never been found.
If you want to turn your ire against something, turn it against the mal- governance and the grotesque Constitution, laws and Courts of the Indian Republic rather than against History.
'' When people hurt you Over and Over think of them as Sand paper.They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ''"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.