Did India's leadership hope after partition that Pakistan will eventually rejoin India?

Oct 2015
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India
#91
Enemies of India, that's who!
Enemy of India is smart, very smart.

It has created two strategic assets in Pakistan. For building these it has made the latter country take loans from it, which is a potential debt-trap - ask Sri Lankans and Maldivians. Currency of the enemy country can be used in certain areas of Pakistan as cash medium of exchange.

Why will it want Pakistan to merge with India? Why not itself?

India and rest of the world grossly under-estimates the Dragon.
 
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Oct 2015
1,042
India
#92
Hindu nationalists are not going to like that ... at all. It will destroy their chances of winning political power in India.
"Akhand Bharat" (Undivided India) is not an electoral-platform on which any political party has fought elections. The idea is dead. What we hear about it in social or news media are stray /borderline comments.

Economic integration of South Asia is also not an electoral-platform but merely an agenda on which Govt of India is positive. For example, the company in which I worked executed construction projects in Nepal (hydro-electric dam), Bangladesh (thermal power station, roads, a 56 kms long conveyor), Sri Lanka (gas-based power plant, hotel) etc. Other countries too are economically getting

Pakistan is now out of India's economic integration efforts. Trade & talks with it were stopped because of its support to terrorist activities in India. Progress with Afghanistan is slow because access to it is difficult (via Arabian Sea/Iran). If state-sponsored terror activities abate, then economic integration could catch-up fast.

To summarize, Political integration of South Asia is a dead issue for Hindu nationalists. Economic integration is progressing because of mutual self-interest of countries but, in a part of South Asia, it is hampered by Pakistani extremists.
 
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