April 12, 2007Security

Ballistic missile inverted by commas

India launches Agni-III. The Indian Express launches its scepticism

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Even Reuters—which is a past master in the art of the use of inverted commas—did not use it this time. Both The Hindu and the Indian Express carry the same PTI report on their websites. But only the Indian Express saw it fit to enclose the claims of success within the scepticism of its own inverted commas. Perhaps that was necessary to get over the frustration of having to can tomorrow’s editorial dissing DRDO.

Update: A day later the inverted commas are still there

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