Inaction will further undermine public confidence in the army
The editorial Not all quiet in this front (Our Take, March 28) raises important questions about the inaction displayed by army chief General VK Singh and defence minister AK Antony. What transpired between the two over the question of the alleged offer of a bribe is something that should be investigated. People holding key public positions are accountable to the common man. They cannot be allowed to adopt a casual approach towards serious matters of public interest.
SK Wasan, Noida
Let's be clear on nuclear issues
In his article Don't behave like a Pig (Speakeasy, March 24), Pratik Kanjilal rightly states that India can't do without nuclear energy. The Chernobyl disaster, the Three Mile Island tragedy and the Fukushima catastrophe shouldn't deter us from setting up nuclear power plants. We can't throw out the baby with the bath water. Those opposing the Kudankulam project should ask the government to improve the safety standards of the upcoming power plant rather than making demands to stop construction work altogether.
Ashok Ghosh, via email
The concerns of the government as well as the people in Kudankulam over the power plant are valid. However, the problem is not as complex as it is being made to appear. The government must convince the protesters that the power project will not pose a threat to their lives. It must assure them that Kudankulam is not a Chernobyl in the making.
G David Milton, via email
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