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Another Gorbachov in the making...

Surfers don't seem impressed by Manmohan's assurance on the N-deal.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 11:43 IST

Not too many people seem impressed by prime minister's assurance on the nuke deal. Left or BJP's opposition notwithstanding, surfers seem apprehensive of US' access to Indian nuclear establishment.

There is a nagging fear that US may dictate things to India. We ran a story about Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on the nuke deal to Parliament. Here's what followed.

Vijay from Bhopal, India spoke aloud his fears and apprehensions.

"Our prime minister is prepared to take risks for India, but what about a crore plus people? Our first prime minister also dabbled with many policies viz. Kashmir, North East, linguistic states, socialism, etc. We see the result now.

Our country should get ready for another long spell of foreign domination though not directly. May God bless India!"

Nipun Jhaveri from Ahmedabad, India didn't like the idea of being dictated by the US either.

"India must be strong not to be dictated by USA in the nuclear deal as India has a lot of indigenous nuclear know-how and capacity to produce its own high quality nuclear fuel to run its nuclear plants. If it compromises itself it will lose faith of the Indian public. So it should be very careful and negotiate according to our terms!"

Madhulika from Santa Clara, USA too had apprehensions.

"Well, if his gamble fails, whole of India and future generations will suffer. Should we trust Manmohan Singh? "

Neil from Baltimore, USA too felt edgy about it.

"History will judge him but how does that matter? It will be too late for India and for the public. He is another Gorbachov in the making. He will help USA break India up. He should be removed before he gets to do his bid."

A lone Avinash of Pune, India supported the prime minister.

"We all are proud of you, sir! India needs more of such majestic persons."

Clearly then, the prime minister has a lot of convincing still to do.

All views and opinions presented in this article are solely those of the surfers and do not necessarily represent those of