Tavleen Singh gets it wrong this time - maybe she should have stuck to writing about the attack on Taslima Nasrin this week. To be pro-nuke deal is not bad- but for the anecdotal reason that all her 'loony category' politicians are against it? Sorry Tavleen - you goofed up this time. See what she writes
written by ‘experts’ and has been too convoluted and technical for this humble columnist to take issue with
Actually it's not too convoluted at all - read what Brahma writes about it. And nuclear policy in any case is convoluted. That is more reason to trust the 'experts'. I am afraid the credibility of the political class is too low; better to trust the experts.
Herald Tribune last Monday titled ‘A bad deal with India’. and . writers in the western media routinely oppose it because it appears to allow India backdoor entry into the nuclear club
But western writers oppose anything that provides India even nominal benefit. Also western media loves to practice "Al-Taquiyah" when it comes to analyzing India. Writing critical editorials makes the intellectually colonized Indians feel they have won.
If all we get is civilian nuclear technology to help us solve our desperate energy problems, then that is good enough as well.
Actually it's not good enough. It's not what India gets but what it loses in return that counts. The Yanks (who are NOT strategic friends) get a full handle on India's strategic program - and lucrative nuke reactor contracts. Enough to keep a lot of American nuke 'scientists' employed for a long time. And we will end up giving up our three-stage Thorium cycle - but I guess that is too 'technical' - only for the 'experts' to comment about.