Monday, May 24, 2010

1135 : Anti terror fund

Was reading the may issue of Tehelka (the one with Sunanda Pushkar on cover). On page 8, in a tiny blib reads “In an attempt to strengthen the fight against terrorism, the Obama administration has asked the American Congress to double the anti-terror budget for India to $4.5 million. This follows a request by India for high-level training from the US after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.”

I had to re-read the numbers twice. 4.5m…4.5m. Is this some sort of a joke. Few questions – how do you fight global terror with such a measly sum? Why does India need this trickle-feed from uncle Obama?

No wonder we never manage to fight terror well :-)

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