sudeepj wrote:I dont know why, as Indians, we react to every tom dick and harry who chooses to comment on us. The fact that they are commenting on us bears testimony that your country is doing bigger things in the world..
Don't respond to every tom, dick and harry. But do respond to serious researchers or people with fancy tags or people who get quoted heavily as part of ecosystems.
The best reaction is really, either to ignore, or offer a polite, factual rebuttal and get on with your positive agenda of changing your circumstance and your world.
Yes offer a polite, factual rebuttal. That is what I am saying. Don't be silent and let the other side spin away your accomplishment into a failure or some sort of "fake test", which is what the Diplomat attempted to do with DRDO's BMD test as well. Tomorrow, Indian opinion makers, many of whom have an abiding fascination for "Foreign views" will take these and attempt to throttle our own programs. No kidding, it has happened already several times.