Does it have any link with this topic ??not only muslims but hindu also romanticize invading ''barbarians'' as indicated by above post, if some muslims claim heritage to turks and afghans, there is no lack of hindu communities esp from punjab and NW sub continent region claiming the same.
the muslim phenomenon is due to recent history, but hindu community fascination with such is colonial propaganda fed to the history books when colonists dug indian past and found barbarian invaders coming much before the turks/ muslims, linked them to the persians, and tried linking them to the communities in india.
rajputs also were once linked to the huns as well by the colonial BS until they realize they were using too much weed in their breakfast. rigvedic tribes have been linked to Punjabis etc, but without any recorded history to tell, everything will be nothing but just conjecture, i was laughing out loud when i read in wikipedia afghans have been interpreted to be ashvaka tribe from the rigvedas, these BS are nothing but pure conjecture that since afghans inhabit the same region as ashvakas supposed to be afghan word is derived from ashvakas.