While ample of light are thrown on the growing closeness between India and EU which are now the strategic partners, there are some real issues with are either ignored or purposely not been debated.
India can no longer pursue its strategic and economic interests on the basis of its old colonial mindset and bureaucratised traditional tools of diplomacy.
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The real issue facing India is whether or not we want this mythical extra 'energy security ' through this Deal, paying two to three times the unit capital cost of conventional power plants, with the additional burden of subjugating the freedom to pursue a foreign policy and indigenous nuclear R&D program of our own.
Pragoti carries an entire chapter from the book, "Subordinate Ally", a collection of essays written by Prakash Karat on various aspects of India's foreign policy vis-a-vis the United States.
The nuclear deal and other questions of foreign policy should be opposed or defended on their own merits. Sadly, both the government and its opponents have played fast and loose with the ‘Muslim’ card, to the detriment of the community’s larger interest.
This opinion piece from Ganashakti elucidates how the nuclear deal is going to ruin India's independent foreign policy and indigenous nuclear research, while the US is all set to gain both economically and politically from the deal.
If energy was the prime problem in the country today, the IPI pipeline was the no-brainer deal to go for, not the nuclear deal, for which the incumbent prime minister Manmohan Singh is willing to sacrifice his government, that too at a time, when inflation is a major problem facing Indians. Srinivasan Ramani writes in The Post. Cartoon, courtesy The Hindu.