It is true that governments the world over have to realize that advancement in technology makes it impossible for any secret to remain a secret for very long. The political leaders coming into power in the name of serving people now ought to show transparency in their dealings to win the hearts and minds. This would lead, not only to better governance, but also to an enhanced global image of the country. This holds true for any government. According to one of the revelations diplomatic missions in New Delhi believed there was no evidence to suggest an ISI link in the Mumbai attacks of 2008, and that a major intelligence failure had led to the strike. This clearly reveals a self perceived obsession created by the Indian authorities over the issue that had been instrumental in bringing the composite dialogue between the two countries to a dead end and thus conveniently sweeping the Kashmir issue under the carpet by freezing all sorts of contacts for two years. Everything was wrongly blamed on the Pakistan army and its intelligence agencies for being the alleged perpetrators of terror in Mumbai, thus inflicting a severe blow to Pakistans global image. The sluggishness of the India army is a subject often discussed by the US officials who, in another leaked cable went on to call them slow and unable to attack with an element of surprise which is a pre-requisite for the cold start strategy. Apart from this, earlier leaks have revealed that the US Ambassador in Delhi, told Washington: The Indian Armys Cold Start doctrine is a mixture of myth and reality. Its never been and may never be put to use on a battlefield because of substantial and serious resource constraints. Keeping the information revealed in view, it would have been better had the Indian authorities accepted their failure in being 'slow and 'staggering. The South Asian region would have been more peaceful and the people much happier. LUBNA UMAR, Islamabad, December 3.