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Letter: Time to bury the old hatchet?

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, July 9 2010   /  10:33 am

Most of us Indians are quite used to unflattering account about our country in the foreign media, so it was a pleasant surprise to read Alistair Scrutton’s article (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6590YJ20100610) in the Post’s June 11 issue.We are proud of what we have achieved, particularly while operating under a democracy that has remained so almost all through 60-odd years since India’s independence. We are a country which has never invaded another country for thousands of years and that includes Bangladesh which Indian Army handed over to Shaikh Mujibur Rehman at the earliest and returned home. India is far from rich, but it has always refused dole, preferring, instead, to take loans which it has always repaid. As an impoverished country, India would like to employ all its resources to enrich its people’s lives, but can’t do so presently. As S...