Sir, — The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's aggressive response to the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf's vitriol was fully justified. Ignoring it would be playing into Pakistan's hands, especially after the U.S. President, George W. Bush, failed to include India in the list of terrorism-affected locations.

V.R.P. Sarathy, Chennai

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Sir, — It was amusing to see Gen. Musharraf talking of tackling the root of (international) terrorism at the U.N.

Arunava Gupta, Guwahati

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Sir, — Mr. Vajpayee must be congratulated for giving a befitting reply to the Pakistan President's address to the U.N. General Assembly.

Nalini Vijayaraghavan, Thiruvananthapuram

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Sir, — The U.S. President, George Bush, himself has described Mr. Vajpayee as `a man of peace'. A boost to India's struggle against internal and external terrorism.

Ashok Lal, New Delhi

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Sir, — That the U.S. President, George W. Bush, did not name India in the list of terror victims in his address to the U.N. General Assembly, is a matter of concern. It explains why his country never supported us in our battle against terrorism; it never considered us to be a victim. This is another reminder that we are alone in our fight against terrorism.

V. Rajesh, Mumbai

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D.B.N. Murthy, Bangalore

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Sir, — It has been a befitting reception for Washington in the U.N. General Assembly. The U.S. has to face the consequences of its quest for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq.

Kiran Chavali, Hyderabad

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