For the nation which, among other activities, boasts of experiencing elected to parliament a porn star, a comedian and a prime minister better known for tossing lavish intercourse events than running the federal government, Italy shows the uncanny knack to be into the attention of successive governmental controversies in Asia.
Italy isn’t a hyper-power such as the United States that evokes strong responses through the guy in the Indian road for presuming to rule the planet.
Neither is it an old imperial power like Britain with who Asia has a history of colonial subjugation, or an expansionist nation with which Asia is involved in territorial disputes. Yet, over the past quarter of a hundred years, a few controversies, beginning with Ottavio Quattrocchi, the so-called conduit when it comes to Bofors weapon deal kickbacks, to your bribery costs when you look at the $750 million AgustaWestland chopper deal, towards the shooting down of innocent Indian fishermen from the Kerala coast—all occur to have an imprint that is italian.
At a govt guesthouse in Kochi
Then the March 11 decision of its foreign ministry in Rome ensured that it would remain top of the Indian mind and diplomatic matter, at least for some more days to come if there was any chance of Italy fading away from the political discourse in India. Lire la suite