Assessing relative popularity  of world leaders, may not be possible  in absence of  facilities for conducting  survey in such a large sample comprising  several countries. One has no option but to rely on familiarity with  world politics and  the public support one enjoys in one’s own country. Consider them one-by-one.

Trump, the Commander-in-Chief of the world’s greatest economic and military power is unpredictable, diplomatically naïve and business centric in international  politics. His  decision to stop “subsidy” to India and China, the US being a “developing country”, is shocking. As per media reports, some  of his bureaucrats  have reportedly joined the “ resistence  movement” against Trump. This weakens his position.

Putin is considered the smartest,richest and the most difficult negotiator in the world. Ruling Russia since 2000, Putin and Xi  through their joint military war games gives a clear message to the loud-mouth Trump  that they could partner up in a military entente in the event of a confrontation with Washington if their interests are threatened..

Xi Jinping has a personality cult. Universally known as a treacherous, untrustworthy, over-ambitious leader, he follows China’s perennial policy of territorial aggrandizement. He has an aura of power and unchallenged authority in his country.

PM Modi remains  popular in the second most populous country. He has also emerged as a key figure in  international efforts to tackle climate change, as  global warming affects millions of people across the world. Though he enjoys  personal rapport with numerous world leaders, 

 

his failure to neutralize  Opposition’s negative propaganda within and on foreign soil ,is worrisome.

 

Conclusions

 

All things considered, it may be reasonable to put Vladimir Putin at No1 in popularity rating followed by Narendra Modi  No 2 ,Donald Trump  No 3 and Xi Jinping  No 4

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Dilbagh Singh replaces A S Vaid as DGP J&K, though temporarily, bypassing V K Singh with impeccable record and despite his being senior to controversial Dilbagh Singh with clouded antecedents.

What was the tearing hurry,one wonders, in shunting out Vaid and abruptly appoint a tainted cop without the usual background check ? And,that too, in the sensitive State of J&K.

Brazen violation of Supreme court's guidelines.

Was UPSC kept in the loop by the centrally -administered State?

Are the PM, Cab Sec, the NSA and the new Governor of J&K aware of serious implications of the decision in the politically volatile and terror-stricken state?

Is it correct that A S Vaid was allegedly booked in the past and arrested in a corruption case ? Please verify allegations.

If,found true, why were facts suppressed from PM Modi ? And, by whom ?

 

Position may be verified by the PMO from the IB and steps taken to correct the anomaly to avoid embarassment to PM Modi.

 

As always, I am posting my views on the PMO site as a wake-up call.

 

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Several urban naxals euphemestically called the Maoists-sympathisers, were arrested in country-wide raids.These included lawyers, activists, academics ,journalists, kashmir separatists, stone pelters etc.The  Maoists agenda is to incite violence ,write articles, print posters to 

radicalise the poor, illiterate, unemployed youth, pick up arms to incite violence  to wage a proxy war against the country with China’s covert support- financial and receiving smuggled arms. Masquerading as maoists' sympathisers,the secessionists acted as conduits to fund and 

incite the Bhima-Koregaon violence in the guise of dalit unrest.

Indian intelligence’s revelation that the armed Maoists’ single point action plan is to carry out assassination of present PM on the lines of  suicide bombing of Rajiv Gandhi at Sriperumbudur, is highly disturbing. The maoist insurgents ,characterised  by former PM Dr Manmohan 

Singh, as the gravest threat to our internal security, have been continuously fine-tuning their strategies and tactics in order to maintain their relevance.

The following course of action is suggested for NSA’ consideration :--

( a) PM Modi must be advised to restrict his movements.

His freely mingling with school children during the independence day celebrations 2018,was a serious security breach.

( b) Secret links of the urban naxalites with the Congress, Communists and the ISI,must be probed. China’s interests are served in destabilizing India.

(c) Congress President’s tendentious statements about the ISIS on foreign soils  reveal his subconscious mindset. As head of Congress's dirty tricks department, these have serious implications.

Violence will escalate as country moves closer to States assemblies' and General elections. Precautions are needed to protect national interests and assets.

 

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Its construction of dams and tunnel and release of water into Siang river of Arunachal Pradesh, will cause disasters like flash floods in AP. 

It is still issuing stapled visas to indians in AP for visiting China

China does not share hydrological data with India relating to upstream rivers.This may play havoc with India ,in case of war.

Another serious threat besides Dokalam to destabilise India.

GOI remains a mute spectator to the insult.

The Nation wants to know : how its concerns are being addressed.

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September 1805

Total Anarchy

Massive spurt in infiltration, stonepelting in the valley during Eid celebrations since new regime took over.

Is this assertion of authority by Gen Bajwa on the new PM?

Natural disasters across the country.

Political rallies. Immersion of ashes !

Politicians do not seem to bother. Chaatukars,out to impress masters.

Rahul Ghandhy goes abroad for wooing indian diaspora

Total mess-up .

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Donate liberally to re-build Kerala.

Accept monetary relief from abroad, but through GOI / MEA channels.

Follow these guidelines :--

(a) Apply due diligence in accounting for each pie.No money-laundering attempts.

(b) Create a fool-proof mechanism to ensure that money does not fall into the hands of terrorists their sleeper cells and sympathisers in India.

(c) Ensure that money donated is not pocketed by greedy politicians.Remove all middlemen.

(d) I know for sure that indian politicians are pro-floods ,pro-draughts and pro -natural disasters.

(e) Their motives are suspect:To siphon off donations for personal aggrandizement.

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September 1805

Pearls of Wisdom

Self- styled " intellectual " Rahul Gandhy goes abroad for wooing indian diaspora.

Making outrageous statements allegedly supporting the philosophy of the Islamic State and terrorists ( TV channels) and indian culture,has sent all his cheerleaders scurrying for cover.

All are at loss of words to justify Ra Ga's thoughtless,immature.impulsive outbursts targetting national honour.

Pappu refuses to mature despite growing age.

Oh, my God, what has gone wrong with this anti-national moron.

The Congis must take him to a psychiatrist.

.Bullshit, hogwash !.

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One union Secretary comes to office wearing dhoti-kurta.

A long Tilak on forehead and tying sacred thread on the wrist,are in fashion these days in the central sectt.

Is Out- of- the- box thinking necessary for getting accelerated promotion, one wonders?

Innovative trick by indian bureaucracy to impress the political Executive.

Are bureaucrats under watch by the IB ?

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Egregious Sidhu compromised national honour by hugging Pak's deep state chief.

Worse, instead of apologising, Sidhu remains defiant, arrogant during the Press Conf,branding India as a large country with "small hearts" .

No one ,after the Pak event, would be interested in watching the anti-national and a seditionist in a comedy show. 

Ever-ready to hog the limelight. Cheap and disgusting.

The watermouth did not anticipate the serious implications of his moronic misconduct and making outrageous,thoughtless statements on the morale of India's Armed Forces,besides causing huge embarassment to the country.

Rahul Gandhy stands fully exposed as a potential danger to India's national security.

PM Modi must address these concerns on priority.

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Egregious Sidhu compromised national honour by hugging Pak's deep state chief.

Worse, instead of apologising, Sidhu remains defiant, arrogant during the Press Conf,branding India as a large country with "small hearts" .

No one ,after the Pak event, would be interested in watching the anti-national and a seditionist in a comedy show. 

Ever-ready to hog the limelight. Cheap and disgusting.

The watermouth did not anticipate the serious implications of his moronic misconduct and making outrageous,thoughtless statements on the morale of India's Armed Forces,besides causing huge embarassment to the country.

Rahul Gandhy stands fully exposed as a potential danger to India's national security.

PM Modi must address these concerns on priority.

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About A.K.Saxena

A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.


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