This has reference to Barack Obama’s visit to India, who nicely converted India’s weakness into an opportunity for the U.S. Instead of craving for the permanent membership of the United Nations, which has already become a toothless entity functioning under the shadow of a few Western countries; our policymakers should have decided to take India the China-way, to make it an economic superpower. With the riders coming in the shape of India’s pledge to partner the U.S. in its “democracy promotion” project which is envisaged to contain countries like Cuba, Venezuela and Iran and the “circle of democracy” project designed by the U.S. to encircle China with the support of Japan, India and Australia, the sovereign interests of our nation are bound to take a beating. More horrific conditions which are in the offing, like the Logistical Support Agreement (LSA) and the Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement (CIS MoA) would compel India to perpetually serve as a junior partner to the U.S., in all its imperialist designs. Then, in the name of promoting food security and raising agricultural productivity, India signed “Evergreen Agreement” with the U.S. which would open Indian agriculture and retail trade to American MNCs like Monsanto and Walmart. It appears, barely after 63 years of independence achieved after countless struggles and sacrifices, the history of India is about to turn a full circle by falling into the grab of another imperialist force. It is high time the democratic forces in the country strived hard to defeat the nefarious attempts by the Manmohan Singh government, to save the nation from another stint of slavery.
Syed Sultan Mohiddin