Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit India in April, 2017 which was finally disclosed after the visit of India's Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to Bangladesh last week. India is putting pressure on Bangladesh to sign several agreements on defense ‘cooperation’ and military purchase from Indian suppliers during her upcoming visit to New Delhi. India is willing to offer $500 million line of credit to Bangladesh for purchasing military equipment from mainly Indian state-run producers under suppliers-credit.
The basis of aggressive Indian foreign policy towards her neighbors is the Nehru Doctrine, an expansionist policy to establish Indian primacy in the subcontinent. Thus India relentlessly pursues to extend her cultural, political and military hegemony upon the neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the Maldives since 1947 to disintegrate their territorial integrity. The constant unprovoked killing of Bangladeshi civilians along the border areas is only a case in point of this aggressive expansionist policy. And nowwe see this Indian desire to get Bangladesh into the proposed subservient agreement with her enemy country.
The Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have always been the major obstacles to the Indian heinous ambition to turn Bangladesh into her subservient state to further her strategic interests and demolish the rise of political Islam from this region. Through appointing and protecting her loyal agent Hasina as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, India aggressively pursues absolute control on Bangladesh with strategic collaboration with the USA. In 2009, we witnessed Hasina’s collaboration with India to kill sincere military officers of Bangladesh army in Pilkhana which was aimed at dismantling the BDR (now BGB), the first line of defense of Bangladesh, to destroy the morale of Bangladesh army.
Hasina purposefully seeks to weaken the Islamic spirit of Bangladesh military force through various malicious means. Last year we saw the Rakhibondhon (a custom of Hindu religion) at some border areas where BSF female soldiers tied ‘sacred’ wristband around the hands of Bangladeshi male soldiers who on the other hand vowed to protect them!! Last week it came on national newspapers that BSF would teach yoga to BGB personnel to make them more relaxed and stress free - what an act of mockery against the Bangladeshi people! On one hand, Indian BSF will keep on killing civilians along the border lines, and on the other hand the same killers would teach our border guards to become impotent under the guise of relaxation. To make the BGB more subservient, along with yoga, the two forces (BGB and BSF) have also agreed upon to participate and conduct in confidence-building (!!) acts like joint training, joint exercise, adventure training like: kayaking, rafting, cycling, rowing, mountain climbing etc, joint band display with cultural program, exchange visits like BSF/BGB wives, and school children…
In view of the above reality the proposed deal is another evil step from India to dominate Bangladesh military with this death trap in disguise. The reason Bangladesh military exists is to protect the land from Indian aggression primarily. Like the general Ummah in Bangladesh, the personnel of this defense force have always held Islamic spirit to conquer India through Jihad. But Hasina’s subservient government is systematically carrying out every possible action to eradicate all traces of Islam from this force; officers with beard are being compelled to shave and wear shorts (that expose their awrah) during outdoor activities, female officers cannot wear Hijab in the workplace and many more. Along with this evil cultural plot, now comes the disgraceful and anti-state military cooperation deal with enemy India. If Khilafah comes today, military machineries would be used to once again open India through Jihad. Thus procuring low-grade military equipments from India will be a big strategic suicidal mistake as India would never want a militarily strong Bangladesh which has all the potential to become the starting point of the second righteous Khilafah.
04 Jumadah II, 1438
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Mohammad Shiraz, Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah Bangladesh