Is India – the country which Sathya Sai Baba said would lead the world into a “Golden Age” of prolonged peace and well-being – well-justified?
Certainly, India escalates its nuclear armament preparations, including long-range nuclear missiles with multiple warhead capacity, and development (especially hand-in-hand with Russia and France) of a nuclear flotilla.
On one level, it is a complex geo-political discussion. I intend, rather, to compare India’s present intense defense nuclear reality with what Sathya Sai Baba said would be India’s place in the world, and indeed within his own lifetime. But then, in extremely ignominious circumstances, which the Indian press, after decades of supressing news inimical to Sathya Sai Baba could not afford to suppress, he died, many years prior to the confusing array of dates which, over the decades, he foretold. The most common date was circa 2022. See articles:
Sathya Sai Baba – at whose feet fell countless Indians at the highest levels right across India’s power structure (including PM Manmohan Singh, pictured at Right – said that India, after having accepted his Divine Lordship, would lead the world into a ‘ Golden Age’ of peace and social well-being.
Such a massive paradigm shift, to be wrought by him, and extensively implemented by his international Sathya Sai Organization, he many times foretold, both in discourses and in the interview room to his visitors from various countries. For example:
“Formerly when the Govardhanagiri (mountain) was raised aloft by a little boy, the gopis and gopalas realised that Krishna was the Lord. Now, it is not one Govardhanagiri , a whole range will be lifted, you will see!”(see scan from Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 3, p. 106)
“I will have to forego the car and even the aeroplane when I move from place to place, for the crowds pressing around them will be too huge; I will have to move across the sky; yes, that too will happen, believe Me.” ( see scan at Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. II, p. 92)
“You will realize Swami’s glory when I walk across the sky from one end to the other.” (Tapovanam Chapter 11)
“The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi,January 1999 – page 16)
“The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi January, 1999. page 16)
“In the days ahead, the whole world will be obliged to come to Prashanthi Nilayam” (p. 320 Sanathana Sarathi December 1991)
“Very soon, the entire world will be united. In fact, after 28 years, the world itself will become ‘Bharat’. Everyone will call themself a Bharatiya (one imbued with godliness — Bhagavat rathas). No one will refer to themself as belonging to this state or that state, this region or that region.” (from Sathya Sai Baba’s Convocation Discourse 22-11-2008 at http://www.sathyasai.org/discour/2008/d081122.html).
Sathya Sai Baba said that India, with him as the driver, would be, so to speak, the locomotive, with all the other countries, like carriages, coming behind. Instead of a smooth ride, we shall all have to hang onto our hats!
India now has an ICBM (Inter Continental Ballistic Missile) capability, having successfully tested the Agni V. Its delivery loads have a long reach, including Chinese cities.
This nuclear weapon is (Agni 3), precedes the latest Indian ICBM, a MIRV, Agni 5 – a Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle. Also: Multiple Independently Targeted Reentry Vehicle, Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle.
“Any of several nuclear warheads carried on the front end of a ballistic missile. The technique allows separately targeted nuclear warheads to be released from the missile on different trajectories, thus attacking several targets from only one launcher. MIRVed ballistic missiles were first deployed by the U.S. and then the Soviet Union in the 1970s, followed by Britain and France in the 1980s and possibly China in the 1990s. Because multiple warheads represent a significant increase in firepower, they have often been an issue in arms control negotations. The Strategic Arms Reduction Talks commit both the U.S. and Russia to limit the number of MIRVs on some missiles”.
Defense writers report that India’s multiple warheads point at key parts of China. China-sponsored Pakistan’s counterpoise to the Agni V is the Shaheen 1A which can carry up to 100 nuclear warheads.
Last year India spent (US) 49 billion on defense, and is the world’s biggest arms buyer. It has an indigenous nuclear-powered submarine, and is sourcing others from abroad, and burgeoning nuclear supportive naval power.
China, too, greatly extends its defense spending. In a which-came-first, chicken-or-egg scenario, it hardly matters who initiates a difficulty. Both chook and egg are going to get badly smashed.
India – now firmly enjoined with the USA-led Western Alliance (including nuclear-armed Britain, France, Russia, Israel) – fast-orchestrates strategies to preëmpt or to match. This, despite all of these countries’ political and diplomatic sweet talk that these counterweights are not meant with China in mind.
On India’s present nuclear stance, I do not here refer to any political or strategic defense rights or wrongs. But say this:
Especially from the 60’s many of the dropped-out ‘Hippy Generation’, along with other spiritual seekers – disabused with materialism whether capitalist or communist – looked to India (and other parts of the East) as a light in a dark and frightening world.
Often, the hopes of the seekers reposed in the likes of Paramahansa Sri Rama Krishna, Vivekanananda and the Ramakrishna Mission, Meha Baba, Ramana Maharshi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Sivananda and the Divine Light Mission, Neem Karoli Baba, Muktananda, and a great many others from India – the millennial land of avatars, gurus, mahouts, mahants, mahatmas, swamis, etc.
Indian educated classes, like the villagers, often have, alike, long bowed low to all these. As one who lived lengthily in India both around Sathya Sai Baba, and well beyond, I can attest to how daily and typical it was, and is, to find Indian politicians of practically all stripes bowing low to the ‘holy’ men and women. The often pompous and florid speeches proclaim the spiritual glories of India, but the practice is truly abysmal – and, just as daily and typically, steeped in corruption, toxic as the spit from cobra fangs.
In India, I was a guest in high places and in hovels, and found, at all levels – not even exempting the still often sweetly naïve forest tribals among whom I at one time worked, who knew too well of the way e.g., the police and other dark forces worked at the behest of the evil and powerful timber logging companies – almost universal despair at generations of corruption in the country’s leadership.
India Successfully Launches First Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
New Delhi; April 19,2012: Today India launched it’s first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile(ICBM), called the “Agni-V”. The missile was launched from Wheeler Islands in the Indian State of Odisha (Formerly known as Orissa).
The missile was developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). It took about four years to develop this missile, which has the capability to reach strike targets well beyond 5,500 km. The Agni-V can also carry nuclear warheads up-to 1.1 tons.
This successful launch has allowed India to join the elite group of nations which possess far-reaching nuclear rocket technology, including the United States, China, Russia, Great Britain and France.
Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh described the Agni-V test as a major milestone in India’s military power. Indian defense minister A.K. Antony congratulated DRDO chief Dr. V.K. Saraswat, stating that the “immaculate success” of the Agni-5 is a major milestone in the country’s missile research and development program.
The Agni-V test was conducted using a rail mobile launcher. The missile took about 15 minutes to reach the designated target point, more than 5,000 kilometers away in the Indian Ocean. The missile was to be launched on Wednesday, but the test had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions.
Agni-V is about 17.5 m long and weighs 50,000 kilograms, and was developed with a budget of about 2,500 crore rupees.
Agni-V will be operational by 2014–2015 after four to five repeatable tests by the DRDO. The missile will bring all of Asia, including the northernmost parts of China, 70% of Europe and other regions under its strike range
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