SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: This is with reference to Shahzad Chaudhry’s article “A regional solution” (July 26). The writer states: “The US may hope to institute a proxy presence and outsource its interests to someone like India, but that too cannot be a given because of India’s historical disinclination to any straitjacketed alliance even as America works overtime to woo India to do its bidding”.
The US has always found it easy to deal with nations that have one predominant ethnicity. On the other hand, the cauldron of leftist, centrist and rightist elements and the sheer diversity of the Indian people make India a very difficult moving target for anybody to ‘acquire’.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2012.
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