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Abdullah unveiled a “Look East” policy that lent Asia greater salience in the Saudi worldview. president of the Kerala Film Distributors Association, In January 2015 the Supreme Court of India had appointed a committee comprising of former Chief Just of India RM Lodha and retired supreme court judges Ashok Bhan, PTI Targeting the Aam Aadmi Party chief for choosing to back Bihar Chief Minister Nitish and Lalu for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state,Barwani: Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister and former AAP colleague Arvind Kejriwal for joining hands with JD-U’s Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in BiharEditor’s note: This is the second in a series of three ground reports from Doka La that look at the state of the region in light of the fluctuating animosity between India and China Part one of the series,Amid New Delhi-Beijing mind games ‘patient’ Indian Army braces for long haulwas published on 08 August 2017 The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is at our gates holding war-games and talking war But behind even the wet ears of PLA must lurk one thought: What of Baba Harbhajan Singh has the Chinese president Xi Jinping taken account of ‘Him’ who rides the snowy nights Perhaps China couldn’t have picked a worse place to get into a spat with India on the border than Doklam The tri-junction happens to be the favourite stamping (or stomping) ground of the ‘Ghost who rides the white steed’ guarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern Himalayas And the Indian Army marches as much on its stomach as on a steadfast belief in the power of faith India’s borders from the west to the east are strewn with shrines to dead soldiers spirits who keep an eye on the enemy across the border Nothing will and can explain the faith that Indian soldiers have on fallen comrades who they believe have acquired saintly powers beyond that of mere bombs and missiles The temple where Baba Harbhajan Singh is revered Firstpost/ Manoj Kumar At the age of 22 sepoy Harbhajan Singh drowned in a glacier in 1968 However he continued to serve the army in spirit and was formally retired only in 2006 38 years after he was buried in snow In the intervening period he was promoted up the ranks as would any Indian Army soldier ending up as Captain Harbhajan Singh On Saturday China threatened that the PLA was fully capable and more than fully armed to “annihilate” the Indian Army at the LAC Maybe soldiers of the PLA haven’t had any recent ‘sighting’ of the only Indian Army soldier who is on duty 24/7 That or the Global Times and President XI don’t know of the legend of Baba Harbhajan Singh If that’s so then it would be quite in contrast to the belief in the Indian Army camp Every Indian Army personnel from Sepoy to General would swear that with Captain (Retd) Baba Harbhajan Singh “on duty” the PLA can do zilch to annihilate the Indian Army Nathu La has two shrines dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh One of them is the Old Baba Mandir (OBM) on the Old Silk Road The other is called the New Baba Mandir (NBM) within Nathu La closer to Doklam Both OBM and NBM are thronged by devotees throughout the day and year They are guarded by men in uniform 24/7 who have complete faith in the powers of their fallen comrade As the folklore goes Indian soldiers believe that Bab Harbhajan will warn them at least three days before Chinese attack Firstpost/ Manoj Kumar According to Army records Harbhajan Singh a resident of Kapurthala in Punjab was inducted in the Punjab Regiment in 1956 In time he came to be posted in Nathu La One day in 1968 while leading a mule train he and his mules fell into a glacier (some say a ‘raging river’) and he was not to be found Somebody in the Army even floated the canard that Singh had absconded But as the legend goes he appeared in the dream of his soldier friend Pritam Singh and told him where to find his body The Army followed "dead Harbhajan’s" instructions given to Pritam in his dream and lo behold Sepoy Harbhajan Singh’s body was found at that exact spot In subsequent dreams late Sepoy Harbhajan Singh guided the Army as to what it should do: Cremate his body at Nathu La; build a temple in his name on the spot; and be on the guard at all time because he would too Local legend is Baba saves local villagers and soldiers of the Indian Army from “evil spirits” and the “evil designs” of the PLA And while on patrol if he comes across a sleeping soldier that worthy is slapped awake Today with the PLA issuing a threat a day it’s a grand battle between the ‘Chinese Dragon’ and the ‘Indian Sentinel’ And guess what it’s the ‘Indian Sentinel’ who has got the Chinese soldiers spooked The Baba appears to both Indian and Chinese soldiers But if he comes to his Indian comrades in their dreams as a benign saint to the PLA soldiers he appears as an avenging angel riding a ghostly white steed rearing on its hooves Or at least that’s what the local soldiers will have you believe Firm faith The Baba follows all the customary rituals followed by any living soldier His bed is laid out in the bunker built specially for him inside the shrine Firstpost/ Manoj Kumar All the Indian Army soldiers posted in the region make it a point to visit the shrine of the Baba to seek his blessings on the way to their duties from Gangtok base It’s said Baba Harbhajan Singh guards the frontier from Jelepa Pass to Nathu La Pass He is believed to “patrol” the border when even the snow leopard sleeps and the Yak nod The NBM is located 4km from Doklam where all the attention is on nowadays but there is no dearth of soldiers and civilians dropping in at the Baba’s shrine throughout the day Visitors come to pray and seek favours Each one of them is given a prasad of dry fruits and halwa by the barefooted soldiers who are on duty to serve Capt Harbhajan Singh People believe the ‘Baba’ has the powers to heal They come to his shrine with bottles of water and leave them at the shrine for a week By the time they pick up the bottle of water it would have turned into a cure for all ailments they believe Soldiers on duty at the shrine told Firstpost that all the units of the Indian Army posted in the region seek the Baba’s blessings The Baba’s shrine has a brass bust of him in the central room along with large framed portraits of the young soldier who was apparently killed in 1968 Devotional songs play throughout the day The Baba follows all the customary rituals followed by any living soldier His bed is laid out in the bunker built specially for him inside the shrine His clothes shoes and other important items are also kept in the shrine Shuttling his portrait from central room (office) to bedroom at given times is part of the drill Firstpost/ Manoj Kumar Uniformed men are deployed at the shrine They make up his bed wash his uniforms and polish his snow boots Shuttling his portrait from central room (office) to bedroom at given times is part of the drill Soldiers on duty remain barefoot at all times They swear that the Baba sleeps on his bed every night after patrolling the LAC They point to the crumpled bed sheets and soiled snow boots Till he hadn’t formally retired at the age of 60 Capt Harbhajan Singh would go on annual leave to his home in Kapurthala where his mother lived His belongings would be packed and taken along “with him” by soldiers “in his command” Leave over he would return to Nathu La by the same train PLA’s reverence Havaldar Jasbir Singh of the Sikh regiment is a regular He said the PLA knows of Baba Harbhajan Singh He has been told that by none other than Chinese soldiers The PLA is curious about the mystery of Baba Harbhajan Singh and the legends associated with him "From their questions it’s clear they are in complete awe of Babaji They are aware that the Baba patrols the border round-the-clock to keep a tab on their activities" said Singh Such is the respect and reverence that the Chinese have for Capt (Retd) Harbhajan Singh they leave a chair empty for the Baba at the flag meetings held between the Indian Army and the PLA A captain told Firstpost that the shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh is located on the Old Silk Road on which Doklam is located and which China wants to turn into OBOR He said men of the PLA never use foul language when talking of the Baba; that they too were aware of the ‘Spirit that Rides’ and guards the LAC The soldiers believe the eternal spirit of Capt (Retd) Harbhajan Singh will warn the Indian Army of an impending PLA attack three days in advance So far after the Doklam standoff began in mid-June no warning has come from the Baba So nothing to worry Manoj Kumar is a Chandigarh-based freelance writer and a member of 101Reporterscom a pan-India network of grassroots reporters Political pundits also feel that Muslim voters will vote for whoever is against BJP — whether s/he belongs to SP, "Mulayam seems to have decided to cling to the past. on a one-day visit.

The state also wanted the Centre to declare the devastation caused by the cyclone as a national disaster. Parliamentary secretary for urban development cum local MLA Techi Kaso along with Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) councillors Biri Tukdo and Techi Mema visited the affected area. AFP She was sleeping when the landslide hit her dwelling." Chodankar said. People have voted you to power because you had promised Zero Tolerance to corruption, he published the acclaimed Fault Lines on how hidden financial fractures threaten the world economy. which I gave orally. The mother and sister were traumatised to hear this.

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