[Marxism] India: US imperialism’s new cop on the South Asian beat | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Thu Jun 12 19:41:28 MDT 2008


June 11, 2008 -- The Indian ruling class is striving to forge what it 
calls a ``strategic partnership’’ with the United States, and in this 
aim the major ruling-class political parties are united. The previous 
government -- a coalition termed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 
headed by the Hindu majoritarian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- which 
was in power from 1999-2004, had in the wake of 9/11 strived to prove to 
the US rulers that India was a more stable and suitable ally on the 
subcontinent for the US ``war on terror’’ than Pakistan. The BJP-led NDA 
government even proposed a grandiose ``Triad Against Terrorism’’ 
comprising India, Israel and the US, thereby overturning decades of 
Indian foreign policy that had favoured the Palestinian cause.

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