The elephant in the room

India's colourful, stubborn loquaciousness, so enchanting on a personal level, turns out to be anything but that when it comes to the country's international relations. On crucial matters of global concern, from climate change to multilateral trade, India all too often just says no.

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Shadi Katyal

9 years ago

The article in many ways is very bias but if India did not look after her own interest who would.There is alot of prejudice shown of the cold war days.
The writer has to know that India is not like other nations who will jump your hoops.True that India has done more damage to herself in international groups as of having no stand but NO to everything.
The point of Nuclear non proliferation treaty or Doha conference etc are one sided close mind objects.
Why would India be interested in World Bank and its preident affair?We are back to blackmail India by such articles.
It is true that India has felt being mistreated and offered UN Permanent seat as it was a British Colony though many Indian intellectuals spent hard work at Lake Success.
Nehru and Menon did create such anti Indian climate by just speaking when close mouth had been better. It was Nehru who for his own ego decided to go for Panchsheel and misread the world politics. When China attacked India no impotent member of such non aligned nation even uttered a word. It was that time Indis should have learnt but no . India has tried to be leader of poor and undeveloped nations though none of them have asked but feel that is her moral duty.
India might have failed on certain demands of West but why should any nation give up her rights because few of them want.
It is time that article of this nature showing complete lack of understanding and respect should stop publishing one sided views.
Would like to hear what the writer or publisher has to state about US and WEST allowing Pakistan not only develop Nuclear arms but even selling it to other countries.
Cold war is over and the writer should get his mind out of the era and look forward to new thinking.I

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