Why Obama’s America needs Modi’s India

Published: June 14, 2014
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It will be interesting to see how the equation between Modi and Obama unfolds in the near future.

India’s image has altered considerably over the past few years in the eyes of the Western world due to the increasing influence with regards to global economic growth, steady consolidation with the international market economy, orientation of nuclear weapons, delivery capability of national defence strategies and effective introduction of new technologies of communication.

In order to pursue its interest of maintaining its status as a super power, America needs to sustain long lasting and strong relationships with India. By calling India a ‘very important strategic partner’, the US hopes the new Indian government will help in the sustenance of their ‘enduring partnership’.

The support and cooperation of India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is significant for the US in order to meet serious security concerns like China’s rise, Islamic extremism, terrorism and nuclear proliferation. This is primarily due to India being a democratic country of growing economic and strategic importance in the South Asian region.

South Asia has presented itself as an area holding immense importance for the security of the US, especially after the September 11 attacks. Being home to both Afghanistan and Pakistan, this area gave birth to Al Qaeda. Since India is the largest economic and military country of the South Asian region, America perceives India as a road to peace in an otherwise violent and unstable part of the world. The two countries also share a common interest; eradicating all forms of terrorist groups, Al Qaeda and Taliban topping this list.

India has made huge contributions to help with this venture primarily by being the largest South Asian donor to the government of President Hamid Karzai. India’s extended help to Afghanistan has blended their interests further with America. The US hopes that both countries come together to help nations like Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in combating issues of terrorism coupled with violation of human rights. Along with this, both countries also seek to restore democracy.

India’s actions have always caused people to hurl accusations towards them, blaming them for human rights violations in Kashmir. The US, like Pakistan, has always shown resentment towards these violations. With India’s rising status, and America’s status as the world superpower, such violations cannot be ignored. Considering the importance of the region for the implementation of its international security strategies, the US has a lot of work to do with the Indians with respect to Kashmir.

China, being the most powerful emerging economy of the world, presents itself as a threat at the regional level to India and at a global level to the US.

Bangladesh even made China a substitute for India as a trading partner. China also signed free trade agreements with Pakistan in November 2006 and is expected to become ASEAN’s biggest trading partner, leaving India virtually on the side lines.

According to the US, this emergence of China as a regional power is having an adverse effect on its own economy and security. They suspect the military growth of China and repeatedly demand clarity of strategic intentions from China. The prime reason the West considers China a major threat stems from its hegemonic status in world politics. They regard China’s policies as having ideological congruency with the Western value systems. China’s booming economy leaves no doubt in American minds that it will eventually attain the status of the world’s superpower; to balance this rising influence, the US would benefit from the presence of a booming democratic state like India on its side.

However, US President Barack Obama would have to have to overcome many hurdles for this to happen.

The first challenge will be to effectively combat issues like terrorism, nuclear proliferation and drug trafficking. It is important for both countries to realise that if they want to completely dissolve the above mentioned issues, they need to strengthen their relationship both economically and militarily. A major obstacle in the military cooperation is that most Indian military originates from the Soviet era equipment.

The second major issue revolves around helping India deal with its own prevailing domestic issues, education and agriculture being the most important ones. It is important to realise that it will be an arduous challenge to integrate India’s rural poor into global markets. India and the US, both, must find ways to converge differences on global trade.

Energy and environment is the third area where the two countries need to work together. India, traditionally, views global warming as an issue concerning the developed part of the world and hence does not like to take any responsibility for it. Instead, it holds the North accountable. If India wants cooperation from the US, this outlook needs to change. To some this may seem like a non-issue at the moment, but it is only after such issues are effectively tackled that this prospective partnership succeeds.

Also, let’s not forget that Washington revoked Modi’s visa in 2005 and that is one past that may be very difficult for the new premier to forget or forgive. And finally, the US and India need to work together effectively in the United Nations; the suspicious nature of both the states, with regards to their long term strategic intentions, will make this venture a major challenge. Not all the countries, in the region and globally, will support this alliance.

Obama’s US is a global power with global interests and responsibilities whereas Modi’s India is a regional power with regional interests and responsibilities. Many of these interests and responsibilities act as common factors between India and the US. Just after India’s independence in 1947, the US viewed the South Asian region largely peripheral to its central strategic need. It will be interesting to see how the equation between Modi and Obama unfolds in the near future.

Ammarah Aftab

Ammarah Aftab

The author has completed her bachelors from NUST and is looking to encourage respect and value for all living creatures. She tweets as @ammarah_aftab (twitter.com/ammarah_aftab)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • abhi099

    “US has a lot of work to do with the Indians with respect to Kashmir.” Good joke. Usa will never ever interfere in indian matters. If they do india will make sure usa will cease to be a world power in coming future.Recommend

  • harsh

    Why don’t u wipe ur house instead of commenting on India and USARecommend

  • Garuda

    good one !Recommend

  • BlackJack

    Considering the importance of the region for the implementation of its international security strategies, the US has a lot of work to do with the Indians with respect to Kashmir.
    Fond hopes! On the contrary, I am fairly certain that Kashmir will hardly find mention in any bilaterals between India and the US. This is a closed book because everyone (including some Pakistanis, I daresay) feels that Kashmiris are better off with India than with Pakistan, and giving fillip to separatists has ramifications well-beyond South Asia – a quagmire that no one wants to wade into.
    Also, let’s not forget that Washington revoked Modi’s visa in 2005 and that is one past that may be very difficult for the new premier to forget or forgive.
    Modi is likely to be extremely practical in his dealings with the US, and has shown by his words and actions that he is not hung up on the past. Technology is a major requirement to build indigenous capabilities that can put India back on the high-growth trajectory, and the US may be willing to help; the two countries share concerns on terrorism, which is another area of cooperation; trade is a third area of opportunity. Apart from this, I think Modi’s foreign policy will be fairly non-aligned – thus providing reassurance to both China and Japan (two countries with which Modi enjoys a personal equation from his CM days) as well as Russia (an old friend to India and still major weapons supplier).Recommend

  • Modi_for_a_better_India

    Modi will pursue a look east policy. In fact he will be visiting Japan in July before any western country. BJP will surely welcome $$$ in the name of business to invest in India from EU and US but they will surely keep EU and US at arms length. They are double edge swords, people have realized that. Modi knows the nexus between Western funded NGO’s and Indian leftists to stall development. Modi’s top priority will be Japan, Korea, Singapore, Israel and China in the area of foreign investments. He maybe the first Indian premier to visit Israel.Recommend

  • Muhammad Sohail

    It was good to go though your article as it holds good piece of information and datum. Given the changing global strategic environment, the US has wider interest with Indian and both countries India and the US needs each other but the issue lies with Pakistan that where does it fall? The US in its attempt to sustain its global economic and military power also needs Pakistan along with India, now its depends on Pakistan how effectively she gets the US card cashed in building a trust worthy relationship with India.Recommend

  • Naila

    Modi should smile more, makes him look nice.Recommend

  • Naila

    Why dont we just ask the Kashmiris who they want to be with? Will save both the countries heaps of money.Recommend

  • Naila

    The same could be said for you. You are the one on a Pakistani website.Recommend

  • Hsan

    Let’s try that with Baluchis, those few who are still left alive, Sindhis and others living in Punjabistan as well.Recommend

  • water bottle

    On a rarity, I agree with you.

    This is a global village.

    If someone doesn’t want something to be said against them, they should switch off their mobiles and computers.Recommend

  • Adpran

    Why Obama’s America needs Modi’s India?. It’s because America needs India, whoever the leaders in both countries. Don’t forget, India is a big country.Recommend

  • Seriously

    lol,Accept Pakistanis are worried because they are worried about the Money they receive from US as Aid.Recommend

  • Gul Bahadarullah Magsi.

    Here he is, the shameless Indian troll who reviles Islam, Muslim and Pakistanis.
    And makes ridiculous remarks. Was denied a US visa after graduation.
    [Heard they get paid Rs. 35 for 50 words. On Pakistani websites.]Recommend

  • Prashant

    We already know that Naila. Most of them want Kashmir to be an Independent country, there is a significant population which Identifies itself with Pakistan and India comes third in this race. India still won’t give Kashmir to anyone just like China will not discuss Tibet with anyone. India, whether good or bad has got enough international clout to ensure that no third party can force India otherwise. Pakistan cannot win Kashmir by force else Kashmir would not have been a part of India after four wars. I know people would ask me ” how dare you equate Kashmir and Tibet” but ask yourself if I am not correct?Recommend

  • Prashant

    I like your confidence bro.Recommend

  • Jack Man

    yea,you lead the way, do the same with balochistan and then India will follow lead with kashmirRecommend

  • Prashant

    He is nice with or without the smile.Recommend

  • Gul Bahadarullah Magsi.

    US needs India for one thing. ‘Sales’ The 1.8 billion teeming mass means
    selling a lot of soap, lots of tooth brushes, lots of diapers, a lot of synthetic shoes. Since wearing leather shoes is against Hindu religion. A fact respected
    all over the word. And by their neighbors.
    There might be an Express Walmart in every Indian village. Since the major population still resides in villages. All of this should be good for India and help
    bring the country in current times. No more aping American Culture.Recommend

  • Ansh

    I dont think USA will interfere in kashmir issue it will annoy India which is against US interests. Kashmir problem can only be solved once Pakistan become a true democratic nation. Where elected govt has power to take decisions by own without intervention of Army in foreign policies.Recommend

  • Gul Bahadarullah Magsi.

    You can think and wax poetic. That’s why you failed Civil Service exams in
    India. Not much will transpire. Because Indians are fixated on Kashmir. And
    will be embroiled in subjugating a minority population. And other ethnic groups.
    Rest assured the Kashmiris will never accept you as masters.Recommend

  • Biswajeet Kapoor Kiraula

    He cannot do that. Guess why? He has atrocious looking
    teeth. He needs to see a good American dentist. But can’t
    get the visa.Recommend

  • نائلہ

    *Pakistan. Recommend

  • abhi099

    I want the same question to be asked for hindus who are living in india after being kicked out of pakistan.Recommend

  • Landhi wala

    You must be looking for a job. There are no jobs for foreigners, here,
    in Pakistan. Sorry. Please try Bollywood. It’s next to teeming slums of
    Bombay. They work 3 shifts a day in Bollywood. Need people there.Recommend

  • S

    ” Just after India’s independence in 1947, the US viewed the South Asian region largely peripheral to its central strategic need.”

    The author is misinformed, America was very much interested in India, instead it was India who rebuffed America’s approaches given the colonial memories, american navies replaced the british navies on the route from where British came and ruled India. It was Indian increasing relations with Russia that made America and Pakistan an ally.Recommend

  • Lahore wala

    Looks like you reappeared. Like a fly on rotten meat.
    The day shift must be starting for the Indian trolls.Recommend

  • Rangoonwala

    Well we can discuss Nagas. The ethnic Nepali indians who are beaten to death in New Delhi. Remember Nido Taniam?
    We can also go in details about the Kerala massacres. Should we bring up Bodoland?…Gujrat killing fields? Courtesy of Modi.Recommend

  • Himavan

    We are not going to ask Arabs about how Indian territories should be run.Recommend

  • Himavan

    India does not consider US or China to be India’s equal in any measure.Yes, they are richer considerably.But hey, we are India, not some 200 year old Country.USA will have to come our way, the way we exactly lay for them, just like Pakistan will have to come our way, just like the Arabs will have to come our way.Its total madness in India.Muslim and Euro Christian Invasions into our land is never forgotten and will never be forgiven, not until we take back every dime that the Danavas stole, not until we teach manners hands down all Lands from SamarKhand to Mecca,London to Paris, will we rest.Hard Lessons are upon the untouchables now.Recommend

  • Rakib

    Ask them what? Choose between the Two? Ever asked the Kashmiri rainbow trout whether it would like to be fried or curried?Recommend

  • saswath

    you stupid…if you write about us…then expect our comments too…don’t write like a fool (you are on pakistani site)..don’t write about us and we don’t care about you.Recommend

  • saswath

    take them …who stopped them, but land belongs to kashmiri punditsRecommend

  • saswath

    we don’t need his smile but work and performanceRecommend

  • Faulitics

    Not a healthy attitude.Recommend

  • Anjaan Aadmi

    There is little doubts in the minds of the people of India that, however hard the American try to present themselves as the friend of India, in reality China and the US are both enemies of India … one is overt and the other is party overt and mostly covert … American friendly overtures towards India is nothing more than sheer opportunism … neither China, nor the US would like to see India rise as an independent power …Recommend

  • BlackJack

    Pls note that there are sentences which are quotes from the blog, somehow the indication of where the quote begins is missing – good job, ET.Recommend

  • Fareed Baig Shinwari

    Global village.? That would be nice. With a civil discourses.
    Blog etiquette. But you Indian trolls are incapable of that. With your vile, vicious comments about Islam. Reviling Muslims.
    Shows your mentality. Exactly where you are coming
    from. When you Indian trolls descend,..it’s more reflection of
    India.Recommend

  • BlackJack

    I have noticed that whenever you guys want something from us, you try and sell it to us with some spin. Pls feel free to ask Kashmiris on your side who they want to be with, we have a by Kashmiris, for Kashmiris and of Kashmiris Govt in the state of J&K (original inhabitants – no Punjabi immigrants) and unlike our Western neighbour we get by without handouts, so while your concern for our economic health is touching, it is not required, thank you very much.Recommend

  • piyu2cool

    India I’d the biggest neutral power in the world and thinks of sustaining world peace. India will never become an evil superpower which bombs foreign countries for oil and narrow geopolitical gains. This explains India’s appeal to smaller nations as a leader which does not use violence. India will be a new type of neutral superpower. Get used to it.Recommend

  • Gulwant Singh Bedi.

    Ever see Hitler smiling? Hard to smile when you have the blood of innocent
    men women and children on your hands. And are anti minorities. And muzzling
    the freedom of the press.Recommend

  • Parvez

    I have to say…….you’re right.Recommend

  • Parvez

    That was a balanced thoughtful read……on the Kashmir issue I think you were a bit off.
    It is Pakistan that is obsessed with this for ‘ various ‘ reasons, I doubt America is even remotely interested….so in the context of this blog its a dead issue.Recommend

  • Alvi

    So did you show this article to the TA? He or she should have given appropriate suggestion before you uploaded the draft as final submission. If I were your teacher I would give F with an encouraging remark – “good try, especially your “South Asia” stuff was too soothing to ears.” By the way, where is South Asia? It did not exist before 1998. Is it south of equator and part of Indonesia?Recommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    A confused post from middle, may be you edited it later or to add some more mirch masala right?

    undoubtedly, India and China both want to become regional super powers but your point on ” to balance this rising influence, the US would benefit from the presence of a booming democratic state like India on its side.” is just useless…

    China is coming from Communist background and India is democratic which is again effective on production of both countries.

    India does not have that much importance for trade as the major producer is China, yet the point could be, to cut the route of China, disturb it and that is how India can become regional super power.

    I bet, India can not do it since the bloc of Russia China and pakistan can give tough times to India. but only if India keeps control on kashmir, then we have some problem in Pakistan’s development and China’s becoming regional super power…

    Still India needs 50 years until it could think of becoming regional super power

    Anyone?Recommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    haha just chill and see the color of life… its fun to see such people right?Recommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    If you ask them they will go with India I can bet on this :)

    Pakistan is interested in Kashmir only because of water and the northern side.

    India is not going to give it a solution until it makes dozens of dams to store water for at least 100 years. Recommend

  • Alvi

    bahoot chikane dikhate ho! Kab Syria Aur Iraq Ja Rahe ho? Umrikis gave $1.5 Billion recently as a bakshish, but mind that there is no free lunch, though you might get once in a while free umriki jacket.Recommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    Do you know shaadi.com? Its better you go there and post your personal photos…. yaRecommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    why dont you please not come here againRecommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    nooo now its Israel, the major weapon supplier, update yourself pleaseRecommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    Lets check who gets more money from outsiders and ask them to go and settle thereRecommend

  • Malti Chaturvedi

    obsessed with india?? y dont u come for a tour?Recommend

  • hozzur

    They have learnt their lessons in Iraq, Afghanistan…and they will not mess with Kashmir and anyway it is not that strategicRecommend

  • Surya

    Interesting and balanced article.

    The Kashmir issue should be solved by doing two key things: firstly rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandits, secondly making the line of control the final border, and thirdly, liberalising trade between the two sides. Recommend

  • JackZFlipper

    What makes you think that India will give into the requests of a bunch of lunatics protesting against India and siding with Pakistan, a failed terrorist nation?

    Never happening.Recommend

  • JackZFlipper

    He will, he’s just waiting for pakistan to stop exporting terrorism. Get right on that, chop chop.Recommend

  • indan

    But your Pakistani site is discussing Indian related mattersRecommend

  • koshur_batta

    I am a kashmiri and I most certainly don’t want to be with Pakistan, that’s for sure.Recommend

  • gp65

    Naila,
    Some facts that i would like to share with you:
    1) Jammu and Kashmir has Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims

    2) when Pakistanis troed to encroach on India in 1965 as well during Kargill, unfortunately our intelligence failed, it is the Kashmiris who told us that Pakistanis were encroaching, think about why they might have done that if they wanted to be part of Pakistan?

    3) Despite death threats from separatists who warned that people shold not vote, 70% Kashmiris voted in the municipal elections held in 2010.

    So why is India unwilling to hold the plebiscite? For an answer to that, you need to read the UN resolution. There are several things Pakistan (not India) need to do before a plebiscite can be held and Pakistan has not done any of those things.Recommend

  • gp65

    Partially true. He (and I for that matter) are indeed on a Pakistani website but commenting on a blog about India.Recommend

  • gp65

    Obama tried to interfere in Kashmir with Hallbrooke’s assignment being Kashmir centric. India made it clear that was unacceptable and US did not have any leverage to make India do what it wanted? Pretty quickly Hallbrooke’s assignment and title were changed.

    Modi is a patriot and will not allow personal eo related to visa to affect national self interest. It will collaborate with US as long as there is a win win. He will unlikely o be intimidated into pleasing them.Recommend

  • Ashvinn

    Dear author

    Overall thrust of this opinion seems to be if India and USA get closer. Pakistan can use American influence with India to get some concessions on India Pakistan disputes.this assumptions has many stumbling blocks for one Kashmir and other disputes are not open for third party negotiations. The other being this my assumptions if there are no disputes with India …I dare say Pakistan army will find it difficult to sustain its armed forces. As for India and American partnership it will be only transactional until such time that India and America are equal on all terms. As for nuke weapons they are like family silver only for display during some D day celebrations.Also Americans are not the only ones with the required technologies for industrialization….India can look at japan France Germany China for such partnerships.Recommend

  • Jumma Khan Yousefzai

    Modi projects a loser image. his body language, nodding head, up- down- sideways, are signs of a weak personality. Just a lot of brouhaha about
    your average hindu from Hindustan.Recommend

  • Ramchand Agarnath.

    Poison pen fellow Indian troll straight from the slums of Poona. With mean and
    nasty comments about everything. Hates life.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    They gave their answers through the Ballot.

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/general-elections-2014/results/jammu-and-kashmir

    BJP won 3 out of 6 seats. That is because Kashmir has a significant number of HIndus, Sikhs, Buddhists and even Shias and Ahmadis. None of them would want to encourage any entity who would remotely would want Kashmir to secede to Pakistan or become Independent.

    Do have a look at the past voting percentage – Panchayat Elections(80%), Assembly(60%).

    The people have spoken, the only question is : Will you listen to the people of Jammu and Kashmir?Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Modi will never win over his fiercest critics in the Muslim populace in India and Pakistan.

    Many Economists agree that Gujarat was indeed a miracle. 24/7 power supply to all villages itself should have sealed the deal. But, his critics ignore this and talk about the same old stories regurgitated.

    Modi needs to keep the confidence of the people who have voted for him this Election. He cannot and should not try to win over everyone.

    Modi’s success will make BJP the Republican party(like of that of the US) and is necessary to make India a 2 Party Democracy.Recommend

  • A Khan

    “this area gave birth to Al Qaeda”????!!!! please get your facts straight. Also the US has never shown any “resentment” about human rights violations in Kashmir. Interesting topic but its about time journalists stopped being careless with facts and their presentation.Recommend

  • Naila

    woah, relax. Im not forcing you mister. Do whatever you want for all I care.Recommend

  • Naila

    Its the land aye, not the people?Recommend

  • Naila

    we are known as Pakistanis honey.Recommend

  • Naila

    Wow, I didnt get half of what you said. This is exactly why I do science and not politics.Recommend

  • Aslam Khan Afridi

    ‘..neutral power…sustaining world peace..’ Almost choked up on the Indian
    samosas bought from the frozen section. India is good at exporting saris,
    swamis, Bollywood movies, mangoes, spices, idlis and dosas, Sadhus
    and coconuts. Use to be some tourism too. But women stop coming because
    an epidemic of ‘rape the foreign women’ is currently infesting the country.
    Er scratch that. Indian mangoes currently quarantined in EU and US.
    More like a playground bully. Ask Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Bangladesh
    Myanmar. Sikkim.Recommend

  • Yakoob Khan Achakzai

    Indians will not be able to ape the 2 party system of US. That’s because
    of the atrocious illiteracy rate of the Indian masses. Caste system, the millions of disenfranchised. The 300 to 400 different languages spoken there. The untouchables, the Dalits, the Bodos, the Nagas and on and on. Nope, will not
    happen But Indians are free to ape the American culture. As they are doing
    now.Recommend

  • Mehdi

    Modi will be judged by Indians on how he governs. So don’t pre-judge him, let him do his job. India has come a long way in terms of economic development. It has a long way to go to uplift another half a billion people who live in abject poverty. that should be modi’s most important task. In international politics, nations are not friends but economic interest is what brings nation closer together.

    In regards to Kashmir both India and Kashmir needs to sit together and talk out all issues in an honest manner. Kashmir is a disputed territory and a prized one because it is source of water for agricultural country like Pakistan and India. Also modi needs to start building cordial relationship with all south asian countries if India wants to be a regional and global player. or else China will fill in the vacuum.Recommend

  • Torkham Khan Qazilbash.

    ‘..Kashmiris who told us..’ Exactly,.. the pandits, not the oppressed Muslim Kashmiris. Let’s face it, Indians are not
    a martial people. They were conquered by anyone and his
    brother who happened to be passing by. Thousands of years of subjugation has produced today’s Indian. Aping American
    culture. Trying to speak the Queen’s English but failing at it.
    Endless list. The British Raj was perfect for Indian Hindus. Strong, Overlords. Exactly what the Indians needed to give
    them an identity.Recommend

  • Mehdi

    You can dream on. If you want to reduce US to not being a superpower then USA can do much economic damage to India. Remember India’s export to USA is software and outsourcing related to IT. Being confident is good but outright threat serves nobody. US won’t interfere about Kashmir because of geo strategic issues of South Asia.Recommend

  • Naila

    Funny because India is also the recipient of USAIDRecommend

  • Fareed Baig Shinwari

    No need to “honey’ this one. This is a very psychotic
    Indian Troll. Another comment in another blog shows
    the 5000 years of baggage this troll is carrying. Recommend

  • Aslam Khan Afridi

    With all due respects, No one is pre judging Modi. He has a long long rap
    sheet, going back to his chai wala days. That includes the planning and destruction of Babri Mosque. Muslim Massacre in Gujrat. Responsible for
    death of Mohsin in Poona, [due to his hate speeches during elections]
    Having a out on bail [murder charges] thug as a second in command.
    Known as Amit Shah. Besides having other nom de guerres. The Indian
    Muslim Kashmiris will decide their own fate. They will not live under Indian
    subjugation. Rest assured they will fight for their rights.
    The whole world is standing horrified at India. Shining India comes crashing down.Recommend

  • piyu2cool

    You are talking as if Pakistan has solved ask its problems. Have you ever seen a thing called mirror? Well there is no point in continuing this discussion since you are going into your default India hating mode. That’s what happens to people who deny their past and ignore their roots. Hope Pakistanis have enough sense to turn Pakistan into a normal country. Right now in your country people are getting blown up for being a minority and terrorists are roaming free giving lectures to young minds about Jihaad against infidels.Recommend

  • BlackJack
  • lols

    we have already made a (two) country in the name of islam. if anyone feel they cannot live peacefully, and want to terrorize whereever they are PLS GET OUT FROM INDIA THAN SHAMELESSLY LIVING HERE.
    if you people love all muslims worldwide, please be a role model.Recommend

  • lols

    then lets discuss millions of bullet filled bodies in baluchistan, karachi, KP, Gilgit Baltistan, KPK firstRecommend

  • lols

    then please better mind your own business, make pakistan a civilized country.Recommend

  • lols

    pakistani sunnis are acting like world’s islamic court shamelessly. they cnnot protect all those who created a country because of extreme hatred, unstable mind, terrorism, intolerance… now teaching others!!!! none of you pakistanis are true muslims, you hear bollywood songs shamelessly, dance shamelessly, watch bolllywood movies shamelessly, acting like Indians in western countries shameleessly!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Lets see.. Hmm.. Lets us see the last few Governments in India.

    BJP(1998) => Congress(2004) => Congress(2009) => BJP(2009)

    Yeah, you are so right. There is nothing resembling 2 party system in India. Excellent comment!

    A backward caste is India’s PM today, but lets ignore that. I am sure its an accident. But, how does that explain another minority being PM for the last 10 years – A Sikh?

    But, I am sure Pakistanis have the right answers, they always do!Recommend

  • lols

    thats a good newsRecommend

  • lols

    we are here because news is about India.Recommend

  • lols

    you need serious help. otherwise pakistan will be the top number one failed state soon.Recommend

  • lols

    block of Russia, China and PAKISTAN?!!! good joke. pakis are trying to overestimate pathetically.

    India need only decade to attain that status, which makes pakistan tinyRecommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    Thanks, we already know about that dont worry… but Pakistani Kashmir is run by us… mind itRecommend

  • http://nazarbaaz.blogspot.com/ 2#

    O MY GOD… you would have enjoyed chikna joke a lot right?Recommend

  • antanu

    What’s this blog about?…same old ….stale narratives….why should ET wastes it’s precious space for caps
    ..?Recommend

  • abhi099

    we dont beg. That is free money from usa.Recommend

  • abhi099

    IT industry is nothing when it comes to india’s economy. India doesnt depend on IT entirely. We have our own IT industry and there is a world beyond usa.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Arab Religion, Arab Greetings, Arab Costumes, Arab Customs, Arab Festivals, Arab Prayers(5 times a day).

    But, not Arab, but Pakistanis. lolRecommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    The Arabs were Martial. Pakistanis ancestors were ordinary Hindus. And, Pakistani ancestors were forced to convert to Arabic Religions.

    So, its funny how a descendent of the oppressed Hindus and/or Buddhist are defending the hordes as Martial and powerful.

    But, you have no qualms of lecturing Indians who speak their own language, wear their own dress, follow their own Religion.

    The IRONY!Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    It was. There is a US Aid website. If you can show me one project financed by the US taxpayer, I’d be grateful.

    US and India are true allies. Like all big allies, the relationship is complicated.

    At the least US tax payers can rest assured their money is being utilised for good and not against the American interests. As one US commentator said, “Nobody in the world goes to sleep worrying about Indian nukes”.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Non-fact #1 : He was not that politically active during Babri Masjid demolition. Can you cite your references?

    Non-fact #2 : There was no Muslim massacre in Gujarat. There were riots. Due to numerical inferiority, there were more casualties among the Muslims.

    Non-fact #3 : Poona? Is it Anoop backwards? Anyway, there is no BJP Govt in Maharastra.

    Non-fact #4 : Indian Muslim Kashmiris have decided their own fate.

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/general-elections-2014/results/jammu-and-kashmir

    Also, Hindus are also Kashmiris. Sikhs are also Kashmiris. Buddhists are also Kashmiris. Thank you for specifying you only care about Muslim Kashmiris, the others can rot in hell, right?Recommend