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india Updated: Jul 29, 2009 23:38 IST

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The Admiral Gorshkov is finally ours, I am so thrilled, this will put us up there with the best of them.

Of course, it will, it will also cost us a bit more than we had thought, but aren’t you happy that with the nuke sub and so on we don’t have that sinking feeling any more?

Yes, I am elated that we have something that should have cost us a little more than the rights to Rakhi’s swayamvar programme. But we might have to refit it all over again, much like Rakhi’s makeover.

Ah well, now you are being realistic. We do need these ships to keep us afloat just in case the Chinese come calling. And you never know when the Pakistanis may also try to slip in.

I feel that you are getting too submerged in this topic. I can’t quite see anyone coming around the Coromandel coast and trying to torpedo us. Then again, maybe you do. It’s never struck me that maybe instead off all this stealth under water, you could just vanquish your enemies with a spot of gunpowder. And throw in a few idlis to boot. I’m sure you don’t consider this worthy of your attention.

Danger comes from all quarters. Let’s batten the hatches at all times.

I still feel that having nuclear submarines is not such a good idea. You obviously have not thought all this through.
Well, I for one believe in taking a few risks. And I’m sure you don’t mind glowing in the dark.

Do say: Let’s sink or swim with this
Don’t say: We’ll stay on top of this one