We can only counter terror if our security forces are well trained
With reference to the editorial It won’t be an easy ride (Our Take, August 3), it is true that new home minister Sushil-kumar Shinde has a tough task to tackle terrorism and Naxalism in the country. The recent blasts in Pune have once again proved that terrorists can strike at will anywhere in the country. To counter their capabilities, the government has to ensure that the police forces are trained well and mock drills and performance audits of the security forces are done regularly.
Subhash Vaid, via email
The low-intensity blasts in Pune highlight the security and intelligence forces’ inability to gather intelligence and their failure in coordinating reports to augment their anti-terrorist efforts. The government should also stop its dialogue with Pakistan because it has no desire for peace and its army and political leaders can only flourish in such unstable political situations.
Mathew Oommen, Pune
Anna has done the right thing
With reference to the report Will Anna float party? Asks India to decide in 48 hours (August 3), with the UPA government failing in all sectors and the NDA hopelessly divided, it is the right time for Anna Hazare to float a political party that can take care of the interests of the common man in the country. A party led by Team Anna is the best counter to India’s corrupt and incapable politicians.
N Mahadevan, Mumbai