The Crazy Indian Diplomat
I read about Pinak Chakravarty’s comments on the Tipaimukh Dam. He made a lot of childish comments. He claimed that no treaty exists Internationally to stop the dam construction. While he may be technically true, but this is not the ideal way to deal with another nation. Even if India does not sign the treaty, India should be respectful of the same. Also, to keep a note of, India did not actually vote against the convention. Nor did it specify any problems with main clauses of it. No objections were raised on equitable sharing of water resources.Rather the same was used in Ganges water treaty with Bangladesh in 1996.
Instead, he should have used the same convention to highlight Indian position on Tipaimukh. He could have explained how people in Barak valley suffer from yearly flood. He could have talked about electricity problems in North-East. He didn’t. He has shown how arrogant he could be.
Sometimes I don’t blame him. I heard Indian Ambassador in Nepal also made similar comments on Nepal’s election and later on Prachanda’s decision to axe the Army chief. I think it is part Indian policy to show arrogance against neighbors.
In fact he’s not doing it for the first time. He has made himself an example of bad diplomacy. It’s the time for India should rest a few diplomats. And this person should be on top of that list.
Additional Reading : A report (from Bangladesh) disagreeing my opinion.