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Friendship with India: other view

April 13, 2013

THIS refers to Kunwar Idris’s article ‘Friendship with India’ (April 6). I do believe that a harmonious long-term engagement with India is indeed inevitable at least in the present arena.

The writer justly mentioned The Economist’s view that India is going to be among the four most powerful nations at the end of the decade and being the largest importer of weapons. But it looks that the writer intentionally ignored the bell alarmed in The Economist that India could plan a blitzkrieg on Pakistan.

Thanks to the nuclear possession, shape of things would probably have been different.

In addition, we should remember the largest competitor of India is China on all fronts which remained a close ally of Pakistan. In such a situation, would not there be a trade-off in having submissive relations with India at the cost of cogent relations with China.