The root of the India-Pakistan conundrum does not lie in the two countries’ inability to determine a permanent territorial boundary. Instead, the cause of perpetual conflict between India and Pakistan goes all the way back to the inception of the two countries as sovereign and independent states.
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India has a long-standing policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan. However, America's withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover have brought significant challenges for India. India now needs to make some tough decisions to protect its economic and security interests in the country.
In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Mohamed Zeeshan spoke with Kishore Mahbubani, former Singaporean ambassador to the United Nations. Mahbubani spoke about the role of the Quad, the new AUKUS deal, the ASEAN's fears and suspicions, India's strengths and opportunities, and much more.
Central Asia has been an important part of Indian history for centuries. But in the modern era, India has struggled to compete with Chinese money and Pakistani intransigence. Now, India finally has an opportunity to build influence in the energy-rich region by using its own unique advantages.
The creation of Pakistan was more a secession from India’s multicultural freedom movement than a partition of Indian territory into two states on the basis of religion. The ruling political ideology in India has now pledged allegiance to the ideals of the secession of Pakistan.
Indian foreign policy must now pursue global influence, but chest-thumping goes the wrong way. A self-centred and muscular foreign policy which seeks to establish India at the centre of the universe is counter-productive in the pursuit for global influence.
There is an urgent need to repair the disenchantment of Kashmiris towards local electoral politics and stem the alarming rise in local radicalisation. The Army can provide the government with law and order solutions under extreme circumstances, but the political establishment must then follow through. That has never happened as yet.