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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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