The ramifications of dynastic succession go beyond electoral politics. They form the core of India’s political culture.
Is it appropriate to seek to draw a parallel between the remarks of Gen. Rawat and Dyer? Did Dyer face a situation where for months his soldiers were being pelted with stones as a stratagem of war promoted by an outside enemy?
While India must demonstrate that the ‘nuclear overhang’ will not stop it from using its armed forces to respond to terrorist acts, it must also be willing to use the many levers at its disposal to back Pakistan into a corner.
The cancellation of the visa will inevitably damage the credibility of the government and expose it to the charge that it does not have the ability to stand up to Chinese pressure.
Modi’s comments are a reflection of the evolution of the Indian diaspora in many parts of the globe and its growing involvement in Indian politics.