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    DOUBLE STANDARD OF WESTERN COUNTRIES!!!



    UK 'BIDS TO BOOST ARMS SALES TO INDIA'

    THE Government is reportedly bidding to boost arms sales to India at the same time that the country and Pakistan are on the brink of war.

    Ministers are pushing a deal which includes 60 Hawk jets worth 1 billion, The Guardian said.

    The reports come a week after Tony Blair said he hoped his Government would have a "calming influence" in the region.

    Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has been pressing Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government on the deal, the newspaper reported.

    Labour MP Donald Anderson, chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, called on the Government to justify the sale in a "highly sensitive area".

    He told the BBC: "Concerns are bound to be raised. Any country has the right to self-defence. The Hawk aircraft which are mentioned are I believe mainly trainer aircraft.

    "Basic questions need to be asked. We have in Parliament a so-called quadripartite committee, whose job is to ask the Government very searching questions, to keep the Government on their toes on any sensitive arms exports.

    "This seems pre-eminently the sort of issue which should be examined, scrutinised very carefully indeed by that Parliamentary committee."

    British arms companies will be prominent at an arms fair in New Delhi, Defexpo 2002, it was reported.

    Mr Anderson said the deal could be appropriate because India was a major ally, but added: "One of the key issues which I am sure the committee will ask is whether in the current circumstances it contributes or not to regional peace in a highly sensitive area and what justification the Government will give for that sale."

    #2
    This is the difference b/w pak and india.

    Pak begs for aid and assistance, and western countries dictate policies on it.

    West begs for arms deal and trade relations with india, and India asks them to spank pak.

    Blair's blunt statement agaisnt Pak, Bush's treatment of Mush as Arafat, and Putin's strong words against Mush all r the proofs.

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      #3
      Musharraf is plain pathetic. A spineless and disgraceful man who has abandoned Islam and the Muslims running after his western idols.

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