ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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From Ideology-to-Territory-Based Nation

Pakistan's Transition and Lessons for India

From Ideology-to-Territory-Based Nation

General Musharraf's declared resolve to make Pakistan a nontheocratic state is a step towards Pakistan's transformation from an ideology-based to a territory-based nation. Unfortunately there is a growing trend among some sections in India to give a Pakistan-type ideological orientation to India's nationhood. But the tendency to purify Indian culture from 'alien' accretions poses a threat to the security of the country by weakening national unity and the unique civilisational experiment that is India.

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