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Mushrooms For Breakfast

In the end, Pakistan seems to have proved right those who believed it too irresponsible to abstain from nuclear proliferation. There are also many more takers today to the idea that Islamabad is using its nuclear leverage to acquire weapons and establish military parity with India. As North Korea admitted to having an active nuclear weapons programme, Washington’s political and academic elite turned the spotlight on Pakistan’s role in it.

Staying On The Right Side

For the United States, the loony right didn’t exist in India until grisly pictures from Gujarat shocked the US administration out of its complacency. It also ballooned the ranks of NGOs and academics warning about the inimical influence of Hindu extremists.