HRD minister Kapil Sibal talks of allowing Harvard and Yale and Stanford to set up shop in India. Environment minister Jairam Ramesh does a u-turn on climate change. Commerce minister Anand Sharma talks of reviving the Doha round of WTO talks. The US ambassador in India, Timothy Roemer, publicly thanks the UPA government for allocating land for two nuclear plants.
Is the UPA, in its second innings, taking a decidedly pro-US turn, slowly, secretly but surely?
Yes, says Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr, in DNA:
“There is no need to look for conspiracy theories that prime minister Manmohan Singh and some of his cabinet colleagues are taking decisions that send out a clear signal that India-US relations will be closer in UPA’s second term. But there is a need to talk about it openly, even debate it, and express objections at least in some cases.
“The BJP will not do it because its leaders do not have the time or the inclination to argue the case either way. The communists can rant as much as they like but no one is likely to take them seriously. The tendency of Singh to do things quietly will only raise doubts and suspicions when there need be none. What appears murky about the Singh government is not the deeds so much as its refusal to do them openly.”
Read the full article: UPA-2’s conspicuous tilt towards US
Also read: 18 things you might like to know about Jairam Ramesh
Churumuri, I came to your blog to look for insights into Jairam Ramesh’s letter to PM on climate change that is puzzling in more ways than one. (I had bookmarked the excellent “18 things….” long ago)
So, my question to you, the enlightened one, is: do you think he’s an impulsive person?
Money makes the world go round.
Afterall, the UPA have to recover the costs of fighting elections.
”That is how relations between countries work — business matters on both sides. Singh and his colleagues have to give up is this pretension that there is no price to pay whatsoever.” says Mr.Rao.
What pretension and what price? All agreements in the real world are give and take decisions and yes, business interests always come first. For once, the government is pushing ahead with a pragmatic foreign and nuclear policy, something that our Hindutva brigade completely failed at. A couple of nuclear plants may at first benefit only the companies concerned but the more American economic stakes grow in India, the better. For both countries, China is a competitor and our western neighbour, a thorn.
right = money
right = secret
right = US
right = u turn
right = pragmatic
right = business
right = compromises
The biggest of all
right = correct!!
Still drivers drive on the left even when conductors keep on saying Riiyaa…..
Our defeatist and reactive foreign policies since Nehru’s days bought us to a situation, where each and every one of our neighbors have turned into a potential enemy, instead of being an ally. With the Soviet block blown to smithereens, post cold war, we have nobody to turn to in time of distress. That offers big scope to USA to dictate terms to India, in lieu of providing just lip sympathy, not real friendship. Thanks anyway to all those IFS babus, since Independence, who have brought us to this sorry state of (foreign) affairs.
US has lost money in it’s own den. Now they are out to cleanse the leftist movement in India. The best way is to have a Govt at the Kangi Central govt to do the clean up job.
Plunder the wealth of through the MNC’s and corrupt the Indian Youth with Pop Capitalism.
Materialism has been the bane of western civilization. To manage a population which is engulfed with Poverty, Capitalism is not the be all or end all.
The number of Billionaires including NRN,Nandan,Mukesh,Anil talk about cleansing the poor…..But at what cost cleanse their inherent wealth through their ulterior agenda…
If you need to take on the democratic system, then you neccesarily need to be a Crorepathy…The crorepathis are hand in glove with the Industrialist.
Supreme Court Justice Raveendran himself is a pawn in the hands of Capitalist agenda. He proudly declares that he holds the stocks of these Corporates. Now you know that the life is full circle in a circus called India.
We have seen what communism and socialism have done for our country in the preceding decades. Communism as an ideology has produced hypocrite and racist populations. Russians are among the most racist people on earth. Indians are not too far behind – Indians have are also become extremely racist, xenophobic. Oh, and of course, it does nothing for the poverty stricken masses.
India has begun to enjoy a little prosperity in a few pockets in major cities only after we began embracing capitalism. And we still have clowns talking about ‘Evil Capitalists’ and all that nonsense. Some people will not learn even from experience.
We should think and act what is good for our country and should not try to please XYZ countries. Some our politicians looks like trying to please some countries…