Thanks to The Hindu and Wikileaks, who have been releasing cables from US offices in India. These cables have established beyond doubt how our Prime Minister had been over reaching to the US on many policy issues. Murli Deora was bought in as Petroleum minister, and Mani Shankar Aiyar was sacked. Wikileaks reavels that US was verry happy with this move. I seriously fail to understand- why should US decide or even poke its nose in India’s policies?
The vote against Iran at IAEA meeting is just the tip of the iceberg. US wanted us to vote against Iran. Our diplomats didn’t support it. The US Ambassador to India wrote to the US, asking them to urge our PM during his visit to the US. The PM met the President. Soon, instructions went out to the foreign secretary to vote against Iran. It was the year 2008, and you were not supposed to question the intentions of our PM, for he was ‘honest and decent’.
We bought a Boeing aircraft for the President and PM of our country. The US suddenly inserted a clause that said that they will inspect our aircrafts every year. Why should we agree for such inspections? So instead of the word “inspection”, we agreed for a “review” and patted ourselves in the back. Yet, no outrage because you could not and would not and dare not question our ‘honest and decent’ Prime Minister 😀