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Corrupt forces

The report Gun-running in olive green near border (September 5) is shocking. The involvement of 30 army officers in gun-running rackets points to the decay in the armed forces.

india Updated: Sep 05, 2007 23:17 IST

The report Gun-running in olive green near border (September 5) is shocking. The involvement of 30 army officers in gun-running rackets points to the decay in the armed forces. From the scams of CSD liquor sale in the open market to the supply of adulterated petrol to the sale of army rations and Siachen supplies, corruption within the forces seems to be at an all-time high.

RJ Khurana, Bhopal

A revolution is needed

Sagarika Ghose in No power to the people (August 31) strikes an unrealistic tone. If parliamentarians are so irresponsible, why don’t the masses organise themselves and address the issues that Ghose has raised? Are we so powerless that we throw up our hands and stay resigned to our fate? We keep boasting of our human resources, but when it comes to addressing issues of national importance, a few self-styled experts take over. Nothing short of a revolution at the grassroots level will put us on the right path.

Manu Rajan, Bangalore

Befriending China

Amit Baruah in Not quite bhai-bhai, but… (September 4) raises important issues. India is suspicious of China, the hostilities stem from long years of distrust. Settling of boundary disputes would go a long way in mending fences. Baruah is absolutely right that like all other nations, India must learn to pursue policies which suit the nation. China has always worked in its national interest and we must do as well. Let us be pragmatic and assert ourselves in the interest of the nation.

Ranjan Kumar, Delhi

Teacher recall

Apropos of the editorial Many lessons to learn (September 3), the involvement of a school teacher in a sex scandal is a blot on the entire teaching community. The paradigm for the running of educational institutes needs to be restructured. The teaching community also needs to ponder over the role it plays in shaping the community.

S Kumar, Jind

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