Desecration of the Indian flag is a serious offence under Indian law. So what was Amazon thinking when their Canadian website was selling doormats of all things resembling the Indian flag. A website is unlike a physical store, so anyone has access to it. As news started circulating on social media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sent this tweet, “Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately. If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official, and rescind Visas issued earlier.” In response, in really short time, Amazon complied fully. We can be pretty sure, this would not reoccur again also.
- 14 Jan 2017
Indian pressure on USA for sometime might have yielded some results, as news reports mention that US Congress has put on hold the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. India which has been on the receiving end of terrorist attacks by Pakistan sponsored terrorist has quietly been applying pressure on the US to get Pakistan to take action against terror groups. In what could be really bad joke, the stated reason for the sale to Pakistan of the F-16 to allow to provide humanitarian aid, when this aircraft’s primary purpose is attack and combat action.
- 13 Jan 2016