Its a different world: China may have chosen the Wrong Time to pick a Fight » Indian Defence Review


A major reason for the seemingly interminable fraught relations between India and its two unfriendly neighbours – Pakistan and China – is that both these countries are scared of India’s soft power. Pakistan is concerned that an improvement of ties through measures like erasing the Line of Control – the de facto cease fire line – that divides Kashmir, as was suggested by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and apparently had then Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf’s concurrence, will pave the way for India’s overwhelming and essentially Hindu cultural ethos – propagated in the main by Bollywood films and music – to undermine Pakistan’s Islamic tenets. Pakistan has to keep up its guard, therefore, by treating India constantly as an enemy.

Source: Its a different world: China may have chosen the Wrong Time to pick a Fight » Indian Defence Review

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