Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Sep 2018 10:46:05











AS IF unprovoked firings, infiltration, attacks on security establishments, kidnappings and several other acts were not enough, the Pakistani Army has reached a new low in its hostility towards India and its security forces in kidnapping, murdering and sliting the throat of an Indian jawan the other day. In recent times such incidents were unheard of though such gory acts were reported in the past. But the Pakistani Army seems to have reached a new low in its macabre ways of attack on Indian troops. Indian authorities have said this barbaric act of the Pakistani troops along the line of control would be responded to appropriately in time. But Indian security forces have not indulged in such kind of brutality against even an arch enemy. That makes all the difference to the culture of two forces. Indian Army personnel have shown their human face while dealing with captured enemy troops. They have been following international conventions in regard to prisoners of war and other captured forces. But the Pakistan forces have never respected these conventions.


THAT the public sector engineering giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has booked massive orders worth Rs. 40,000-plus crore in the current year and has registered a 74% jump in its earnings, should make everybody proud of the achievement. That the company has now declared a 91% bonus, too, adds one more glorious feather to its cap. This tale of success has not come by accident; a lot of systematic work has gone into this achievement. As a matter of its mission and vision statements, the BHEL has always believed in working hard to achieve high competence and quality. This approach reflects very well in the company’s 2018 statistics. Even as the Government takes a fresh look at the entire public sector, it would be only pertinent that BHEL becomes a role model for other Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to become not just profitable but also rise as points of pride for the nation. Excellent quality, assertive marketing, and total customer-satisfaction with unwavering commitment, appear to be the keys to BHEL’s success.