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CPI(M) and Nuclear Deal

It is a pity that in a long-winded convoluted piece (EPW, October 27) GPD has debunked the well-thought-out CPI(M) stand on Indo-American nuclear cooperation in the name of the autonomy of international relations, whereas this was actually one of the few solid achievements of the CPI(M) during its troubled honeymoon with the Congress(I). Had the CPI(M) not opposed it tooth and nail it would have gone through and most definitely would have hitched the Indian wagon to the American star. GPD seems to have lulled himself into believing that signing that deal could not have pushed India into the American camp, especially in her foreign relations. Such autonomy is a mirage if not secured by alertness, and unfortunately its learned and sophisticated proponents do not notice how with one dainty step after another the adulterous Indian bride is inching closer to the bright American bridal chamber. Harsh warnings from dour puritans are needed to keep unfaithful adventurous brides on the straight and narrow path.

GPD has wilfully and unnecessarily aired a false note by harping once more on the Ramsetu. Incidentally, he hopes both the Ramsetu and the trade in the modern Brahmastraare dead by now. Common sense suggests the ruling elites in both countries may have put them on the back-burner till a more opportune moment.

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