periaswamy wrote:chetak ji, try not to teach your grandfather how to raise children, metaphorically speaking. I am not a peacenik and if you have not figured that out from my responses to you, you should try reading what I wrote again, assuming I am not a peacenik.
I am well aware of all the shenanigans of islamists and their ilk, and my point is that when dealing with other nation-states is that it is always about managing the relationship and working on aligned interests and negotiating on points of contention, and using and creating any and all leverage on the adversary to reduce to cost of managing the relationship in the long term. Just painting all sides of the political spectrum with the same brush, and not recognizing the differences between the different power poles in BD politics is not to India's advantage in managing its relationship with Bangladesh. Using and creating political capital when opportunities arise, while not relinquishing instruments of hard power and leveraging such power seems to be the optimal option.
Note that the above does not hold for overtly hostile enemy states like Pakistan where the govt. is implacably disposed to have a hostile relationship with India -- that is a lot more difficult. Which also means, that as long as there is quasi-friendly govt. in BD, it maybe better not to turn the relationship to a completely hostile one, as that is a net security loss for India. This is probably one place where "soft power" by schemes like Operation Insaaniyat allows India to not compromise on its red lines while keeping the narrative positive about Indo-BD relationship.
The fallacious premise of "No requirement of teaching" anybody's grandfather how to raise children, teaching anybody's grandmother how to suck eggs and/or teaching someone's father how to reproduce is all old hat, tried and tested in the lootyens generated, traitor Indian practised and completely failed paki policy of decades which has failed mainly because it uses very liberal doses of Indian "soft" power, without any diplomatic or national security ROI.
We ourselves make the thousand cuts on our own body polity and bleed joyfully for the enemy. Any and everyone who deals with India knows this weakness very well and they all shamelessly and brazenly exploit it, depending on some "stoopid", paid and sold out presstitute + wkk types to carry the paki's perfidious standard/flags of deception to befool the Indian public.
Our grandfathers/grandmothers/fathers would have immensely benefitted from such an education and they would not have brought us to this sorry pass, depending, as they did, solely on "soft" power and desperately hoping that someone somewhere in the world would approve and applaud us for our civilizational forbearance.
The israelis got at least one thing right. Kick the buggers right in the b@!!$, softly of course, soft power is vital (varna, log kya kahenge, na??), using steel toed combat boots.
There are so many actual paki citizens in lootyens dilli, actively running this "paki serving" foreign policy of India that we don't need enemies in islamabad. Guys like Fai were some of the many who had and continue to have a deep reach into the corridors of power in dilli via the lootyens goondas, snacking off caviar, champagne and single malt before moving on to more tastier uzbeki delicacies.
Most of these well heeled paki/beedi scoundrels operate with SAARC visas granted to them by virtue of their "journalistic" prowess. They represent the track thoo underbelly of the piss process and big time offshore NGO interests, among other things and are welcome gift bearing guests in many an "exclusive" lootyens drawing room circuit.
Hugely successful Indian muslim actors have/have had blood relatives running the PA and ISI and we still use "soft" power with them. Just look at how our bollywood soft power is being used against India, by "Indians", if you are able to understand and appreciate the demeaning mechanics and the overt profiling of Hindus in it, (without involving grandfathers and by logical extension, grandmothers/fathers in it)
Its exactly what the pakis want, what they need and what they depend upon to rape us. This lootyens run wkk racket is the equivalent of the pakis having several full army divisions deployed against us even before any war has begun and these "soft power" divisions are commanded by "generals" from across the border.
We have no such "forces" deployed in pakiland, now or ever at any time in the past and we will not deploy such forces even in the future.
If we had also smartly deployed Taqiyya, Tawriya, Kitman and Muruna in equal measure as deployed against us since partition we would have been much better off today. This is what patel would have done had not some treacherous and treasonous idiots prevented him from doing so and also, after independence, the vital education portfolio would not have been stolen away from us under our very noses.
Why make the same fatal mistake all over again with the beedis??
Like I said put your candle away and smell the rotting hilsa that is being gleefully served to you and don't ask who the education minister of WB is.
Soft is certainly not the way to go and I know that the kandle kissers will never agree with me.
My last on this.