A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.