ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

AM To cut back a couple of thousand crore of defence imports is actually much easier than effecting a comparable reduction in the import of petroleum products. True, the prime minister will then have to fall back on a different text for his barnstorming speeches. Patriotism, he will have to confide to his listeners, consists of not more of defence outlay, but of less.

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