We have seen how Chinese compact fluorescent lamps, toys, bicycles and a host of other goods fare in Indian markets (“Trains to Pakistan”, October 24). The fate of a thermal power plant in the vicinity of Hisar, to be built with Chinese help, hangs in the balance. So, it come as no surprise that Chinese railway engines have flopped in Pakistan. It makes one wonder about the so-called prowess of this giant.
RAJIV ANGRISH, Hisar Pakistan’s decision to ask India for 50 railway engines on hire comes after its railway services suffered a crippling blow brought on by the forced cancellation of 125 trains. It seems its Chinese friends ended up providing them the kind of quality they are infamous for.
RITUL RAI, New Delhi