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Pakistani Djihad vs Prosperity in India

India is a gentle giant. Its only ambition is to become a great peaceful economic power, leaving China, Russia and the United States to compete for dominant superpower status. By being the friend of everybody, the Indian economy hopes to thrive in peace. It works rather well, investments are coming in. But India has a jealous neighbor, muslim Pakistan, who is trying to destabilize the border regions of India.

muslim province in Hindu land, Kashmir has been, since the partition of 1947, a zone of conflict between India and Pakistan. Kashmir has become, over the years, by its proximity to Afghanistan, a powder magazine conducive to the installation of a radical jihad. It is a front line of an islamist terrorism little known in the West.
The Indian army killed five rebels in Kashmir on Friday (June 9th). Defense spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, said the Pakistani army was helping the rebels cross the border to cause disruptions in Jammu and Kashmir, covering them with heavy artillery fire to Helping them infiltrate the valley. 23 attempts to infiltrate militants have been foiled along the Indian-Pakistanese border this year, and 39 armed rebels have been killed.
India is striving to maintain dialogue with Islamabad, to avoid the worst. But the effort is colossal for the population. Islamist terrorist attacks follow one another on Indian territory. Everyone knows that they are being developed in Pakistan, on the other side of the UN-defined Line of Control (LoC), on the line of a theoretical ceasefire, enacted in 1949, At the end of the First of the Four Wars between India and Pakistan. This line of demarcation is just a militarized zone, supposed to ensure the tightness between the two countries. Each month, there are dead or wounded, during clashes between the two armies.
The military retaliation of India against its turbulent enemy brother is limited by the risk of a nuclear conflict. Pakistan, a Sunni Muslim, continues to find support from the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, the United States and China, always ready to hinder the rise of New Delhi.

Apart from this abscess, and apart from a complex relationship with Nepal which evolves between Marxism and Maoism, India has succeeded to become a peaceful nation. After the Cold War, instead of engaging in the military race between major powers, New Delhi sought to develop its economy. With the "make in India" concept, launched in 2015, the Modi government seeks to make India a manufacturing center for industrialists around the world, following the example of China. India already attracts more foreign investors than the United States and China. The biggest demand is for electronics, for which India has received $ 19 billion worth of investor proposals in 2015. India's target is 0% of imports Electronic products by 2020.

Prime Minister Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao was the instigator of this softened Indian foreign policy since 1991, pursued by all his successors since then, until the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Narasimha Rao, a true political genius, had begun vigorous efforts to secure diplomatic overtures in Western Europe, the United States and China. It was he who had re-established diplomatic and trade relations with Israel in 1992, secretly embarked upon during his tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Finally, with its slogan "Look East", it had led India to integrate ASEAN.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strategic doctrine is called "Act East Policy", a more active version of the Rao Administration's "Look East". The Modi government is focusing on improving relations with its neighbors in Asia (Neighborhood First Policy), especially within ASEAN, as peace and tranquility should enable India to achieve its economic development agenda . India strives to build bilateral trade relations with as many countries as possible. While many feared that the candidate of the Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, was an aggressive ruler, it was not. Modi has, like its predecessors, the economic growth of its country in mind.
The secretary of foreign affairs, former Supreme Court lawyer Sushma Swaraj, the first woman to occupy the post since Indira Gandhi in 1984, is perfectly representative of this modest and conciliatory line.

Strategic military relations are particularly close to Japan and Vietnam, but they can not be seen as an open provocation against Chinese ambitions. The region of the Indian Ocean is on the other hand, considered as "private property" of India (Indian Ocean Outreach). The Government of India, therefore, endeavors to maintain particularly friendly relations with Mauritius, the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The Prime Minister and his team are in the process of finalizing the Mausam project, an economic road linking East Africa to South-east Asia, via India, and is in the same revival spirit as the The silk sea route re-launched by Beijing (See http://williamkergroach.blogspot.fr/2017/05/china-is-ready-to-govern-world.html). The journey is inspired by the ancient maritime routes, the monsoon route, which permitted, from antiquity, to establish the trade routes which have made the prosperity of India a peaceful and commercial nation.


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