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India, a new world power. December 11, 2008

Posted by neoavatara in World Politics.
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Why am I calling India a new world power?  Because the first time in memory, they are acting like one.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/world/asia/12mumbai.html?_r=1&hp

Today, ndia’s foreign minister, Pranab Mukherjee, told members of Parliament that India would take time to turn off the tap of support for militant groups operating across the border, and that war was “no solution.”

In past years, there would have been major saber rattling, mainly to placate the public.  In 2002, after the attacks on the Lok Sabha (India’s Capitol), India moved a half million troops to the border with Pakistan. Today, almost no significant troop movements.

India is starting to understand its place in the world community, and even more significantly, is understanding that actions speak louder than words.  Yes, Pakistan to some limit is culpable for these terrorist attacks and have not done enough.  But in no way would military action help the situation.  So why even pretend?

This, hopefully, in turn will give Pakistan more confidence in their course.  They would clearly have had to respond if India became aggressive, and could distract from the more importanct quest to rid itself of terrorists.  Now, Pakistan must control its own fate, and can no longer blame India.

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1. neel123 - December 11, 2008

Yes indeed, it is time for action and substance ! Hopefully India will come out of its denial mode and find effective ways to deal with Pakistani sponsors of terror, and hope the US would take notice !


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