India Needs To Share Its Wealth With Its People

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India needs to share its wealth with its people

India needs to share its wealth with its people

India Needs To Share Its Wealth With Its People

… And not with Israel Aerospace Industries, Rosoboronexport, And Boeing

India misleads the world by claiming its space program is for commercial purposes. This is a first-rate military program that wastes resources, heightens tensions in the region and fulfils Indian elites’ aggressive designs toward Pakistan and China.

GULPARI NAZISH MEHSUD | Monday | 27 December 2010

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—India’s lopsided priorities were on display again on Sunday when a satellite test launch went bad costing millions of dollars.

India refuses to share its wealth with its poor. The country has the world’s largest concentration of poor people in the world and the worst healthcare problems anywhere.

The Indian ruling elite is more interested in buying weapons systems from Russia, Israel and the United States for billions of dollars when this money could go to providing better housing, healthcare and social services to millions in teeming shanty towns in India’s major cities.

Unfortunately, the United States is feeding Indian ego by telling Indians they have a role in countering China and deciding world politics. Part of American reasons for this is to sell US hardware to India.

The unmanned Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) blew up live on television Saturday less than one minute after launch, at the start of a mission to put a communications satellite into orbit.

India says it is using this space program to enter the global satellite launching market. But that is half truth.

India is more interested in the military applications of this program.

In 2008, it launched an , a bad move considering it would heighten tensions in the region and spur an arms race. India introduced Israeli armed units in a limited skirmish with Pakistan over disputed Kashmir in 1999.

India rationalizes wasting its money on weapons and space programs by claiming better standards of living in today’s India. Indian officials probed by western humanitarian groups often refer to the 8% growth rate in 2010. But India depends on averaging to measure the country’s wealth, ignoring a key fact:  India is also home to one of the largest gaps between rich and poor in the world.

Extremist Hindus and corrupt politicians often silence their critics by raising the specter of pride and patriotism in these military purchases and space programs. This is why Indian rights activists and intellectuals are unable to raise their voices to demand that India share its wealth with its own people before sharing it with western weapons and technology sellers.

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7 Responses for “India Needs To Share Its Wealth With Its People”

  1. Tariq says:

    to raise peoples wealth you first have to have a structural plan that short circuits your competition and gives you an edge.
    india has been persuing a protectionist policy, whilst it established and stabilised its own indigenous infrastructure at home and abroad. This policy was jumpstarted by indians in the rich west… jewish style. The edge was working harder than the westerner, sourcing goods and services from your own, and cheating. This created an instant market, for themselves at the expense of outsiders.

    now these western indians are linking with natives back home, the resulting network works form the root to the tips, from the manufacture, the distribution, the export, the wholesaler, the retailer, all indian. In a few years these slums will be cleared as the people are put to work in factories, orders from whom came from themselves….abroad.

    For muslims, we have our own ruling system and economic structure, but that is not racist, or dishonest, it is called the khilafah.

  2. neel123 says:

    Yes of course, India must share the fruits of progress with its vast under privileged population that live in abject poverty. But a Pakistani has no business giving advise to India about what it should or should not do.

    An enemy should behave like an enemy, not a fake well wisher …….. !!!!

    • A Malik says:

      Well I am certainly glad to hear and know the state of Indian Rocket and Missile technology and feel safe from any of Indian Missiles, if they decide to send one towards us (Pakistan). This news gives me comfort that there will be bright chances of the missiles using same engines as this Rocket will explode right after its launch.

      Ha, Ha, Ha how’s that for a comments from your enemy!

      • neel123 says:

        The Indian PSLV rocket has so for had 15 consecutive success. So don’t be so sure ……. !

  3. irfan hussein says:

    it would be nice if this web author focus on getting pakistan’s economy on track rather than obsessing about india’s given that our economic problems are much, much graver than india’s. it says something does it not that india has the money to spend money on a space program while we…oh, never mind.

    and why would anybody reading this article think that pakistan has any credibility in the realm of economics? Please, be realistic…


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