Maj. Gen. SCN Jatar
Commissioned in the Bombay Sappers (Corps of Engineers) Gen Jatar (Sudhir) commanded an infantry brigade in Kashmir and Rajasthan before serving as Staff Officer to Gen. K. V. Krishna Rao Expert Committee for reorganization of the Indian Army. He commanded the 105 Engineer Regiment during the 1971 War. His men cleared minefields, constructed underground bunkers and helipad – which helped in the capture of Nangi Tekri in the battle of Poonch. After retirement Gen Jatar served as CMD of Oil India, CMD ONGC Videsh Limited, and Chairman SCOPE (apex body of the PSUs). General Jatar has also been consultant to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, President of RPG Petrochem Ltd and MD of Garware Shipping Limited.
Offshore pipelines are more prone to sabotage because they are long-distance and it is not cost-effective to protect every centimetre of the length. It is also easier for the saboteurs to tackle onshore installations or pipelines.
The questions uppermost in the minds of people all over the world are -- what is China up to? Why is China creating problems on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Galwan area? The only option for India is to be prepared for a military option all along the Chinese border but make an early exit without conceding China’s new claims.