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Nexus to make money

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 00:03 IST

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Nexus to make money

Apropos of the editorial Unarmed combat (October 11), the main factor behind wrongdoings in defence deals is the involvement of middlemen. India has been haunted by kickback scandals in defence deals, and successive governments have failed to tackle the nexus of politicians, bureaucrats and arms dealers. It is shameful that George Fernandes is blaming President APJ Kalam for the affair.

Salman Zafar
Roorkee

Prize for literature

Indian literature has added another feather to its cap with Kiran Desai winning the Booker Prize for The Inheritance of Loss. Indian writers are making it big at the international level and are getting due recognition.

Vipul Kumar
Delhi

Confusion cleared

With reference to the report SC takes finality out of presidential pardon (October 12), the Supreme Court has given a sound decision. While dealing with ‘rarest of the rare’ cases, we need relevant provisions in our Constitution or other Acts of law.

Mahesh Kumar
via e-mail

Accusing fingers

AG Noorani in Undisputed obstacle (October 10) accords tacit approval to Pak-sponsored terrorist violence  by promoting the secessionists’ view that militancy brought the Kashmir issue into the limelight. The tragedy of Kashmir is compounded by its self-styled representatives who, when out of power, accuse those in power of being agents of the Centre.

Lalit Ambardar
Delhi

Blame yourself

With reference to the editorial Flexing muscle (October 10), it is surprising that India and other countries are blaming North Korea. When an irresponsible country like Pakistan can test nuclear weapons, why not North Korea? Their only concern should be whether A.Q. Khan is responsible.

Bal Govind
Bareilly

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The US must understand Pakistan’s role in destabilising the global nuclear order. If the world wants peace, it must look at Pakistan through India’s eyes, and accord greater importance to India’s problem.

Neeraj Benjwal
Delhi

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