Grist for the US mills

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The Indian media has a penchant for the sensational. Caught up in the scandals over former minister K Natwar Singh's Iraq liaisons and the surrender of Abu Salem, it paid short shrift to a landmark memorandum of understanding (mou) that was signed between India and the us on November 12, 2005. The treaty will open up the country's most important public sector agricultural research establishments to private players from the us. It is a follow-up of what transpired between prime minister, Manmohan Singh and the us president George Bush, when the former visited the us in July 2005. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research