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The recent Indian acts of aggression, and its continuing belligerence, should leave no doubt that it is India – not Pakistan – that is not a trustworthy partner for peace and stability in this region.

India’s hegemonic aspirations have always been an obstacle to regional security. But the increasing radicalisation of Indian politics over the past decade, the diminishing influence of secular politics in India and the readiness of the Indian establishment to embrace fascist (read: the BJP and Modi’s cerebrum, the RSS) tactics, is a sure-shot recipe for an international disaster unseen by the world ever.

Pakistan has – at times well and at times not quite so – coped with Indian hegemonic aspirations, be they merely territorial or those related to the economic or cultural spheres. But when will the world realise that this Hindutva juggernaut is not only a threat to Pakistan. It is much more. Of the 1.2 billion Indians, at least one-third is not Hindu. So India needs saving from Indians (read: the extremist Hindutva), not Pakistan. Unless the reduction of one-third of India’s population is the ultimate agenda, the world needs to be more........

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