Germany awards a Hinduphobe & open secessionist from Bharat and the West wonders why Bharatiyas (Indians) prefer Russia over them.
Here is Putin at ease acknowledging Bharatiya PM’s Hindu heritage positively on the global stage. Russia has no problem with the Hinduness of Bharat, only the West does.
The cost of being an ally to Russians, Japanese or any non-western nation is simple, its hinged on mutual material benefits. But cost of being a western ally places demands on your internal social fabric, a missionary like white man’s burden demanding you conform to his values.
Russia has no problem with how Bharat runs itself or in acknowledging that it is a Hindu majority state. While the west funds conversion, actively recruits & trains anti-Hindu secessionist personalities, gives them Global recognition & weaponizes Bharat’s pluralism against itself.
The primary concern for a nation forged with partion bloodshed & history of 1000 year invasions like Bharat is full hold on its sovereignty. West employs every resource at its disposal to undermine Bharatiya sovereignty & complains why Bharat remains neutral between them and Russia.
Russia may not be our best friend but doesn’t threaten Bharat’s autonomy or sermonize us on secularism, democracy & Kashmir. Bharat can’t afford to be blind allies of a western order that wants to systematically erode it’s religious & cultural character through liberal hegemony.
Addendum: Putin & Modi’s interaction above is from the 2017 Plenary session of St Petersburg international economic forum, where Putin said:
“It’s very hard to deal with a Hindu, you can’t trick them because their philosophy is so long.”
(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread originally tweeted by Cogito (@cogitoiam) on September 21, 2022, with few minor edits)