Comments on: India’s Iran double-speak could shed light on its Libya muddle Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: rainydays Sat, 26 Mar 2011 18:19:06 +0000 Hi Henry,

This may come as a surprise to you but most governments do this “double speak” you describe. What do you suppose are other embassies are writing about the intervention in Libya and decision not to enter other middle eastern states? Double speak is everywhere, it’s nothing new! India is in a neighbourhood which has Russia and China, all of whom go in the other direction of the US. What’s the benefit of sticking out all the time on these issues? Do you think India has enough clout to stick out on its own? Is the west going to embrace India with open arms if India stops the double speak? India has to work, and live in this neighbourhood. The Libyan situation has surely pointed the double speak that is present. Compare the press releases that come out for the Libyan situation versus the situations in countries which are friendly to the west. Therefore, India’s iran double-speak doesn’t shed light onto anything.