Mr.Raman Iyengar stand up for your kin ...... your co-linguists,your extended family across the strait ........
Talk tough? MMS can't talk tough even with a former CM of Tamil Nadu, what can be expected of him to talk tough with Sri Lanka?Leaders alone can talk tough. Sonia talks tough. She can talk tough to MMS also. In a moment the PM acts, the Planning Commission releases thousands of crores worth packages for Bundelkhand or weavers. The PM can only carry out orders faithfully as has been the case with him when he was a civil servant.He never had political or statesman like qualities and can't employ any now, not to talk in matters of foreign policy. What can India achieve by talking tough to Sri Lanka or any of its neighbours? Unless we compel our neighbours to respect our power and moral authority, we shall get ridiculed. A country that has failed to elect even a Prime Minister in the last 8 years hardly is entitled to that kind of respect. The government is only an outsourced arrangement. That may be feared by the indian intellectuals, but foreign countries-big or small- are not bound to do so. What toughness could India show in Maldives- a country not even a quarter of the size of Sri Lanka?
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