With reference to the editorial The journey has just begun (Our Take, April 3), the victory of the National League for Democracy in the recently-concluded by-polls in Myanmar will open the doors to reform in the country. The results prove two things. First, Aung San Suu Kyi enjoys public support, and, second, the people of Myanmar want a democratic government. However, as Suu Kyi has rightly reminded her supporters, this victory is only the first step towards setting up of a civilian government.
G David Milton, via email
The chief’s behaved like a soldier
Former National Security Advisor (NSA) Brajesh Misra’s comments on army chief General VK Singh are unfortunate (Ex-NSA slams General, says he should be sent on forced leave, April 2). The army chief has exposed the government’s apathy towards the Indian Army, which is facing a shortage of good quality equipment. The nation is grateful to Singh for bringing to light the plight of our armed forces.
Shanti Bhushan, via email
Defending the private sector’s role
With reference to Pramit Pal Chau-dhuri article Assembled in India (March 2), there is no denying that India’s security forces are completely dependent on other countries for technology and equipment. The only way to res-olve this problem is by opening up the sector to private players. This will go a long way towards laying the foundations for a competitive arms business.
Agam Dhingra, Delhi