India's Iran vote was justified
I fail to understand why these Left parties are determined to neglect national interest just for the sake of their anti-US policies. After waiting for several years we have now a golden opportunity to acquire civilian nuclear energy from nuclear suppliers group for which US agreement is a must. I think it's a good and well-balanced move.Updated: Feb 06, 2006 18:52 IST
It's a good and as stated by Government well-balanced move.
I fail to understand why these Left parties are determined to neglect national interest just for the sake of their anti-US policies. For all those who are demanding a debate in Parliament, must know that India voted only when it was sure that Russia and China are also voting in favour. Most importantly both Russia (a former Communist nation) and China is a "Communist" nation from whom our Left parties draw inspiration!
After waiting for several years we have now a golden opportunity to acquire civilian nuclear energy from nuclear suppliers group for which US agreement is a must. Thanks to the efforts by our PM- Manmohan Singh, we have already achieved a breakthrough, during his recent visit to the US.
Energy security will be of paramount importance to us. The economists have predicted that India's energy need will be the second largest in the world in terms of growth after China. Our PM has already foreseen the energy needs of the country.
Therefore this energy is always the best option compared to fossil fuels and also it will minimise over dependence on oil producing countries. Moreover nuclear field is the area where India has it's own expertise.
Forget the Left parties; just see the ground reality in the Middle East where, except Syria all other nations including oil rich Gulf Countries are in favour that Iran should not carry out nuclear activities.
So I don't see any logic behind opening such debate that "India succumb to US Pressure", particularly when it harms the national interest.
Just learn lessons from China, they have also voted in US favour. But in China nobody can debate or even question on the issues which are related to national interest.
So dear Indian Leftists be wise and do not use your freedom of expression in excess. Just learn from China and help in the progress of the country since we are in the path of an emerging nation.
First Published: Feb 06, 2006 18:52 IST