Modi Rising
China and Japan Bid for India’s Affections
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  • Dan

    Maybe India should worry more about basic sanitation than playing an active role on the world stage.

    • GodisanAmerican

      Drive from Delhi Airport onto famous GT Road, a major highway. Temples, Temples everywhere but not a toilet to piss in. (It’s getting better. Still Temples to toilets ratio is like 100-1)

  • B-Sabre

    This is a situation where, strangely enough, Japan’s behaviour in WW2 may be more of a benefit than a hinderance as far as India is concerned. The Japanese created the Indian National Army to help them during the war, and the history of the INA (and resulting Red Fort Trials for collaboration that happened after the war) was a major driver for Indian independence. Also, most of India was never occupied by the Japanese, so their historical experience with them lacks the sort of oppression and atrocities that most of Asia associates with Imperial Japan. A notable exception is the Andaman and Nicobar islands, which were occupied by the Japanese, and did suffer some atrocities.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_National_Army

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