India's adding fuel to the fire by offering help to Pakistan
This refers to the report Power, petrol offer awaits Zardari (April 8). How can the government offer Pakistan petrol and power when India itself is facing an acute shortage of both? In its attempt to improve bilateral ties with Pakistan and earn brownie points with the US, the UPA is making things tougher for the common man who is reeling under high petrol prices and frequent power cuts. Pakistan has not asked India for any kind of assistance. Then why is New Delhi going out of its way to help Islamabad, knowing fully well that Pakistan works hand-in-glove with terrorists?
Mangesh Bantwal, via email
A case of too little, too late
With reference to Bruce Riedel's article Double game deepens (April 7), there's no reason to be so elated over the announcement of a bounty on Hafiz Saeed's head. Everyone knows that Pakistan will not take action against Saeed, who will never leave the country. The US should have asked Pakistan to hand over Saeed a long time ago.
Deepak Chikramane, Mumbai
The Dragon's dithering here
This refers to the report Friend China points to Pak as terror source (April 7). China has been suffering at the hands of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism for just two years, while India has been a victim for almost six decades. But Beijing didn't take New Delhi's concerns seriously till it saw a rise in terror attacks on its own soil. However, it's possible that the report is eyewash, as Beijing has been giving Islamabad financial and military assistance.
Manish Chandra, via email