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India and Pakistan can steer through choppy waters together

With reference to the editorial Let’s navigate risky waters (Our Take, June 27), we must appreciate the action taken by the Pakistan government that facilitated the release of the hostages while our external affairs ministry remained confused and failed to initiate any tangible action for 10 months.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2011 23:13 IST

India and Pakistan can steer through choppy waters together

With reference to the editorial Let’s navigate risky waters (Our Take, June 27), we must appreciate the action taken by the Pakistan government that facilitated the release of the hostages while our external affairs ministry remained confused and failed to initiate any tangible action for 10 months. It would be a welcome beginning if both India and Pakistan were to have a joint monitoring and sea-surveillance system to protect our common interests. Such an integrated mechanism would go a long way in establishing a cordial relationship between the two countries.

PK Srivastava, via email

Nothing is sacred anymore

Kapil Sibal in A free-floating entity (June 27) tries to justify his opposition to civil society’s anti-corruption movement by harping on the sanctity of the Constitution, Parliament and the judiciary. Sibal must know we are one of the most corrupt nations in the world, with a history of tainted prime ministers, chief justices, ministers and members of Parliament. Some of them are still behind bars. Obviously, something drastic has to be devised and put into place.

SN Wig, Bhopal

First lay the right foundation

This refers to the report Women’s cricket, culture to foster ties (June 26). The governments in India and Pakistan must realise that unless contentious issues between the two nations are resolved, the so-called confidence-building measures are meaningless. We must end the hypocrisy of repeating the stated position.

SK Wasan, Noida