The World Ignored Russia’s Delusions. It Shouldn’t Make the Same Mistake With India.

Source: Foreign Policy
by Sushant Singh

“Leaders have long relied on manufactured history to justify invasions. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied the existence of an independent Ukrainian state in his bid to take over the country and restore Russia’s perceived greatness. … Others around the world harbor similar irredentist dreams that are sometimes mocked by observers. We ignore these ambitions at our own peril. For decades, India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) — the Hindu nationalist organization with close links to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — has put forward the idea of Akhand Bharat or an ‘unbroken India.’ The proposed entity stretches from Afghanistan on India’s western flank all the way to Myanmar to the east of India as well as encompassing all of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.” (05/08/22)