To compete with a growing China, India must become more efficient
The editorial Xi Jinping is the new Deng (Our Take, March 16) rightly mentions that under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China is well on its way to becoming a superpower. The country’s rise can be credited to an increasing growth rate, which by the look of it, seems to have benefited a majority of its citizens. India, in comparison, is often found lacking on all fronts, especially efficiency. To compete with China, our politicians must start behaving like responsible statesman.
-Sandeep Poswal, via email
Time for a better security shield
With reference to the report India sees Pak hand in Srinagar attack (March 15), home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s suspicions of a Pakistani hand in the terror attack on a Srinagar CRPF camp do not come as a surprise. Pakistan-based terror groups have been perpetrating attacks on Indian soil for more than two decades, while their government has been reluctant to take any action. Instead of blaming Pakistan, the government must blame itself for key intelligence failures. If the US and Britain can improve their security apparatus after attacks like 9/11, isn’t it time for India to do the same?
-M Chandra, via email
For God’s sake, leave them alone
With reference to Samar Halarnkar’s article Excluding the rest (Maha Bharat, March 14), it is shocking to read about the manner in which parents are religiously indoctrinating their children. We must be mindful of the fact that religious divisions effectively halt the nation’s overall development. A segregated country will never be able to face the challenges of the outside world as a single and cohesive unit. Knowing the importance and limitations of belief systems acquired at an early age, parents should let their children develop their own religious views.
-Akansha Srivastava, via email
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