Sig­nal Ser­vice

India Today - - MAIL -

There have been widely dif­fer­ing per­cep­tions about what drove Gen­eral V.K. Singh to cre­ate a sit­u­a­tion that has put ex­treme strain on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Gov­ern­ment and the mil­i­tary, but in the final anal­y­sis it must be con­ceded that he has done a sig­nal ser­vice to the na­tion (“Shoot­ing in the Dark”, April 23). His rev­e­la­tions show how widely cor­rup­tion has wo­ven its ten­ta­cles, en­velop­ing pow­er­ful el­e­ments in the bu­reau­cracy and the armed forces. Com­mis­sion agents are call­ing the shots.

BAPU SATYA­NARAYAN, Mysore The cover story shows De­fence Min­is­ter A.K. Antony in poor light, as a per­son who can­not act de­ci­sively. An­other grave de­vel­op­ment is that Antony has fallen prey to the lure of power pol­i­tics by grant­ing six de­fence min­istry projects to his home state Ker­ala over the past five years. Ob­vi­ously, this ac­tion makes a mock­ery of his im­age of be­ing a man of in­tegrity.

PRITI RATHORE, Ajmer There is ab­so­lutely no rea­son to doubt the in­ten­tions of De­fence Min­is­ter A.K. Antony. He is do­ing his best to undo the prac­tice of com­mis­sion, pay­backs and han­dling charges in the pro­cure­ment of ar­ma­ment and de­fence equip­ment for the Army. He also seems quite in­tent on cleans­ing Congress’s du­bi­ous record in de­fence pur­chases. This is a very pos­i­tive thing to hap­pen for the coun­try and the peo­ple.

K.V. RAGHU­RAM, Ker­ala

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.