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Spy story: CIA, KGB, but what about ISI?

Vir Sanghvi?s The Foreign Hands raised a serious issue about the vulnerability of Indian politicians and bureaucrats. A nuclear nation can never be a non-entity in the international scheme of things.
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PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2006 12:01 AM IST

Spy story: CIA, KGB, but what about ISI?

Vir Sanghvi’s The Foreign Hands (Counterpoint, July 23, 2006) raised a serious issue about the vulnerability of Indian politicians and bureaucrats. A nuclear nation can never be a non-entity in the international scheme of things. If the loopholes in the system are not plugged, the interests of the nation will continue to be compromised.

Rajiv Bhalla, Chandigarh

II

Vir Sanghvi educated the nation about the presence of CIA moles in the Indian establishment. But the writer did not care to educate us about the presence of ISI moles in our establishment — who are ripping apart the nation — which would have been more relevant.

Shanti Bhushan, Noida

III

You can’t blame the US — or any other country — for having moles and security agencies active in our country: that’s part of their national security concerns. The answer lies in strengthening our own counter intelligence measures.

Madhu RD Singh, Ambala

IV

Vir Sanghvi’s inference that a pro-US analysis means the writer should be suspected as a CIA agent is plain ridiculous. One’s beliefs about the bona fide of some US policies can very well merely be his convictions and nothing else.

Prem Goswami, Gurgaon

No beating about Bush

Jerry Pinto’s Guest Column (Poop goes the President, July 23), was very funny and I really enjoyed reading it. There’s a need for these kinds of writings to remind the American President that he needs to stop taking the rest of the world for granted. 

Anupama Chadha, on email

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