"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
Directions(1-10):The latest stage of the continuing (1)between India
and the United States on the nuclear issue is now
punctuated with pleasing diplomatic observations. Our
latest round of talks with the American Deputy
Secretary of State is “positive and encouraging”. The
US Deputy Secretary of State remarked that “none of
us are pleased to have any clouds over the (2)”. We in
India know that these clouds have (3) towards the
subcontinent from the West. The US can easily
disperse the clouds if it wants. But the economic
sanctions are still in place. The US is only (4) trying
to come to terms with the fact that the nuclear
weapons are not the (5) of the Permanent Members
of the Security Council. If they do not recognize India
as a nuclear power, then what is it that they are (6)
to? India will not (7)by their de-recognising the nuclear
tests. Both sides can happily close (8) eyes and agree
to (9) what has happened. The fact that India is a
sovereign nation, entitled to take decision beneficial
for its own security, has not been altered by the tests.
The US has come round to (10) that India has some
say in this matter.