more reason to say 'bye-bye' to the indo-us nuke deal, esp now that the chinese have made their opposition to it clear. so naturally china's pals have to oppose it.
wonder how much the *chinese* paid natwar. peanuts probably. surely less than the 3 crores he made out of iraq: the chinese are tight-fisted. natwar's beef with the yanks is probably that they didn't give him enough money.
why isn't the bjp forcing some kind of big deal in parliament on this issue? i mean the volcker report, not the iran vote.
india should abstain at the iaea. but not because of iranian reaction, just because it is better to be laconic, like that fox narasimha rao. iran getting a bomb is not advantageous to india, but let russia and china take the heat for voting against sanctions. the iran reaction to any indian vote is immaterial: iran is a second-rung power and has to deal with india. contrary to sentimental claims about iran standing by india in great NAM solidarity, the fact is that iran has only had a marriage of convenience with india on the afghan issue and on containing pakistan. in general, it has voted against india on all issues where it's mohammedan-ness is a factor, eg. on kashmir.
glad to see natwar trot out that old bromide again, solidarity with africa and by implication other NAM banana-republics. old natwar forgets as usual that the solidarity is strictly one-way. india supports their stupid causes. they don't support india's (stupid) causes.
i'd like to know how much solidarity africa gave to india in the 104-10 vote against india on bangladesh in 1971. african NAM countries probably voted 100% against india.
and today, africans show great solidarity in denying india and pals security council seats. yeah, fat lot their support is doing for india.