In the last two months two seemingly innocent and unnoticed events happened within the borders of the subcontinent with far reaching political and geopolitical implications.
The first of the two events was the acceptance for first time by the Prime Minister of India regarding the Russian captivity of Subhash Chandra Bose post 1945. Along with Russia; starting with India itself first and foremost the British than the US, the Japanese and the Canadians should declassify all files regarding Subhash Chandra Bose, Mountbatten and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The role of Mountbatten in the captivity and the subsequent death of Bose as well as in the assassination of Gandhi has to come to limelight with its full facts at least after more than six decades of independence and every citizen of India has the right to know what happened to these leaders. Without doing that if we simply try to throw the blame on the Russians for whatever reasons, the Russians will declassify all these files for us from every country with far reaching and disastrous consequences for major political parties of India. In the coming publications, we shall throw more light on these events.
The second unnoticed event that occurred was a team of Russian geo-physicists and structural engineers conducting a comprehensive mapping of the perimeter of what is now popularly known in Pakistan as Sharada Valley Project. Surprisingly the village under consideration is still called Sharada village and is just 4 kilometers away from the Line of Control and is under the control of the Pakistani army. Another surprise is that the entire scientific equipment was donated and funded by leading German Universities. In fact the Russians have found out that the outer perimeter of the Sharada Valley Project terminates in Kabul. For the last sixty six years from the time when Indian army was prevented from taking over this village, this area is under tight control of the Pakistani army. The Pakistani army has taken these particular archaeologically important ruins of Sharada village under the protection of their barracks since sixty years.
It is also surprising to note that this Sharada valley was in fact a leading world learning center for centuries most popularly known in India as Sharada Sarvajna Peetha, an apex learning center that disseminated spiritual wisdom, knowledge and sciences to anyone and everyone who came to learn there. Though there are very scanty records about the actual extent and geographical spread of this Sarvajna Peetha, it is believed that this great center of learning spread over a whopping 330 kilometer diameter on North-South and East-West axis. GreatGameIndia Team have decided to conduct a comprehensive study of Kashmir and its heritage centering around the Sharada Valley showing how Kashmir was the heart and soul of India for ages from spiritual to social life and how it was destroyed with a deliberate and intentional plan to disrupt and devastate India both by foreign rulers and by natives in connivance with each other.
Internationally the last two months again have witnessed two major geopolitical events, with a marking impact on India and her future. The first of which is The People’s Republic of China, for the first time in the history flooding the Levant War Zone or Middle Eastern Conflict Theater, where the ISIS (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH) terrorists with the help of Saudi Arabia are trying to disrupt and destroy both Iraq (surprisingly it is called as Kuru in the local language) and Syria (locals call this Surya) and on the way demolishing all the cultural and archaeological treasures.
The Chinese have correctly assessed that the most despotic, murderous and avarice state ever founded, Saudi Arabia and their brand of Wahhabi Islam with the full backing and support of certain western powers is a major threat for civilizational existence in the near future. China also correctly assessed that eventually these ISIS terrorists will enter China and disrupt their progress and development and that these terrorists will be used by every western nation that want to control the resources of China. So, joining Russia to support the Assad regime China has sent the most feared and deadly Special Forces belonging to Shenyang military region called the Siberian Tigers and the dreaded Night Tiger Special Force Units belonging to Lanzhou Military region. This follows a declaration by China of passing the first antiterrorism law authorizing the Chinese army to take part in counter terrorism measures anywhere in the world.
Though during the last one year we wrote extensively about ISI, CIA, ISIS and MI6 links to terrorism activities in India including the recent Pathankot attack, still we have to see a coherent, strategic and long term comprehensive response from either India or Pakistan.
The second major geopolitical event that is taking shape is the continuous falling of the oil prices to an unparalleled low of below 30$ a barrel. Though Saudi Arabia is on the verge of bankruptcy they are still flooding the markets surplus oils bringing the oil price below 30$ per barrel. Although it is seen by many experts as a tool of economic warfare targeted against Russia, who is the major player in the oil market; the real motives are far more sinister. Major oil players reducing their margins to the minimum for the next few years will kill the research into each and every alternate energy sources or natural renewable energy sources which can make any country energy self-sufficient and can save millions of dollars that are spent on importing oil from the Middle East. A detailed analysis of how India can supply the whole Asian region with electricity and cooking gas by focusing and spending on a comprehensive plan for creating a renewable energy grid is presented in the cover story of this Jan-Mar 2016 issue – Energy Crisis: India’s Dependence On Oil & A Solution For A Sustainable Future.
This article was published as an editorial piece for the Jan-Mar 2016 issue of GreatGameIndia Magazine.