Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Pioneer > > A non event foretold

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    • Rajeev Srinivasan
    • The Prime Minister’s visit to the US shows that if India cannot articulate a vision about its being one of the poles in a multipolar world, it does not deserve any respect. Those who can’t assert themselves deserve vague platitudes and dinners where gatecrashers can casually walk in

      It is not clear why some are disappointed by the non-event of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Washington, DC. In fact, a sigh of relief is in order, as there was no major faux pas, which is customary when the Prime Minister and his Sancho Panzas sally forth abroad. No, the soporific, meaningless joint statement was better than the abject surrender of some major national interest, as in Havana 2006 and Sharm el-Sheikh 2009.

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