Friday, October 24, 2008

Kashmir and India's mission to the moon

Any and every attempt to defuse the tension between Pakistan and India must be welcomed, and so must each attempt to improve life for Kashmiris across both sides of the Line of Control separating Indian- and Pakistan-controlled parts of that area.

While I also am naturally proud of India's successful launch of our first unmanned spacecraft to the moon, I do wonder whether that is the right signal or indeed substantial effort for a country where millions are now freshly sliding into poverty as a result of the global crisis.

All very well for us to map the distribution of minerals and elements on the moon. But we probably need right now some attention to the state of our own nation here on earth. Sphere: Related Content

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