The PM must visit Pakistan only if it agrees to act on the 26/11 attacks
This refers to the report PM’s Pak visit should be tied to results: Musharraf (November 18). Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is right, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should visit Pakistan only if Islamabad assures us that it will take action against the 26/11 perpetrators. By not addressing India’s concerns on terrorism emanating from Pakistan’s soil, Islamabad is not delivering on its earlier promise. Singh must also take help from the US to put pressure on Pakistan to cooperate on this issue.
-SC Vaid, via email
On the one hand, Musharraf says he has no regrets for the Kargil war while, on the other hand, he advises India to be more accommodating. If he was so keen on making peace with India then why didn’t he take appropriate measures during his tenure as Pakistan’s president? It is easy to put the onus of peace on the bigger country. Musharraf, who is accused of getting Benazir Bhutto assassinated, should practise what he preaches.
-Jagdish Saluja, via email
KC Pant: forgotten in death
It is sad that the demise of an illustrious leader like KC Pant, who served as a Cabinet minister under late Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and was the deputy chairperson of the Planning Commission during the NDA regime, received little media attention (Former defence minister KC Pant dies, November 15). One may excuse the media for being busy gathering every minute detail of Bal Thackeray’s funeral procession. However, the fact that nobody from the BJP, in whose government he held the last official position, attended Pant’s funeral is unpardonable.
-FM Prakash, Bangalore
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