Sunday, April 03, 2005

INDIA: F16 deal - Can we trust Uncle Sam?

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The years since India's independence are littered with the debris of broken promises and shamelessly-forsaken assurances by the US, and hurts still smart of innumerable humiliations heaped upon us. Remember, the days of 'food aid' doled out, conditionally, under PL-480 and the dispatch of SS Enterprise up the Bay of Bengal during the Liberation of Bangladesh? And, the 'cold and blunt' reply that Jimmy Carter dispatched to Morarji Desai over the public address system utilising an "accidentally switched on mike" during a state visit? This was to deny the request for fuel for the Tarapore Nuclear reactor......More