The man at the center of the uproar over the India-U.S. nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, indicated on Friday he may sacrifice the international accord on the altar of domestic politics.
For a moment, when the Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi spoke of the forces that were opposed to closer India-US ties as enemies of progress and development, I let my hopes for these two estranged democracies to unite, soar. I was hasty. I hope that I am proved hasty once again.
Meanwhile the shadow of the crescent, part green and part red, continues to hang over India.
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