The India Chapter


“India’s rise has been a consistent narrative over the past decade, but 2023 marked the year when India truly arrived on the global stage as a great power. Both the West and the nebulous Global South took notice.” Join us whilst we talk about the Modi on the world’s stage.

Akhilesh Pillalamarri, writing in The Diplomat, highlights key aspects of India’s prominence:

  1. Active Leadership:
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands out as one of India’s most globally minded leaders since Jawaharlal Nehru.
    • Modi’s visits to the United States, hosting the G-20 summit, courting investors like Elon Musk, and advocating for semiconductor production in India demonstrate his proactive approach to marketing the country.
  2. Modern India’s Transformation:
    • India, once a collection of localities with local concerns, has now emerged as a united nation.
    • Modern Indians actively voice their opinions on the interconnected world stage.

Read more: How India Arrived on the World Stage in 2023

India’s Support for Israel: 17 Things I Love About You

Despite criticism, India’s stance on Israel remains steadfast. While debates rage over policies, legislation, and geopolitical strategies, the bond between these nations runs deep, forged in shared experiences, mutual respect, blood and tears.

It’s not just Israelis, but American Jewish movie stars also get in on the love in. The world’s highest paid actor in 2023-24, Adam Sandler, includes Indian or Indian origin characters or constantly references India’s progress and culture in movies from “Jack and Jill”, to “You are so not invited to my Bar Mitzvah” and “Murder mystery 1” and 2!

Hollywood heavyweights, Adam Sandler (L) and Jennifer Aniston (R) attend the Indian wedding of their friend Vikram, dressed in Sherwani and Lehenga in Netflix’s smash hit, action rom com, “Murder, Mystery 2”. Images: Scott Yamano/Netflix

Israel loves India. India loves Israel.

In an era when anti-Israel college demonstrations are spreading globally, and antisemitism is on the rise, Israelis find an unexpected friend in India. Despite the obvious reasons—healthy trade relations and shared secret service intelligence—there are deeper, less reported factors that foster this unique friendship.

Antisemitism isn’t just on the rise, but at the highest levels for the last 70 years. Students are openly stating to reporters and TV stations, that they support HAMAS, a terrorist organisation that beheaded babies in the wake of the terrorist attack. The atmosphere is almost mirroring conditions at the very beginning of the holocaust.

In polls taken of Israelis, their favourite country is India. The number one destination of Israelis after they finish mandatory military service, is India.

“Judaism arrived in India approximately 2,000 years ago with no recorded instances of anti-Semitism from the local populace ever since”, according to Jewish website Aish.

Contrary to the Paula Abdul song, “Opposites Attract,” the most fruitful relationships are according to psychologists, those where traits and characteristics are shared in common, which India and Israel possess.

  1. Both countries have faced persecution for thousands of years by Christians and Muslims.
  2. They are non-Muslim nations, encircled by Islamic states or Muslim majority countries, Israel by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.
  3. India, by Pakistan and Afghanistan to the West, Bangladesh to the East, Malaysia, and Indonesia, which boasts the world’s largest Muslim population, to the South.
  4. Both have been embroiled in 75-year land disputes with their nearest neighbour.
  5. Both have been at war against Islamic countries as independent states from almost exactly the same time.
  6. Israel from 1948 against all the Arab states surrounding it and India from 1947 against Pakistan.
  7. Israel has fought four four Arab-Israeli wars between 1947 to 1999.
  8. India has fought four wars with Pakistan between 1947 to 1999.
  9. Israel fought four wars with its closest neighbour Palestine between 1947 to 1999.
  10. All four wars between Israel, India and its neighbours, happened at almost exactly the same time.
  11. India and Israel won all four of those wars with their enemies.
  12. Both have been fighting Islamic invasion and rule for over a thousand years.
  13. India has been fighting against Islamic colonial rule from the invasion of the Persian empire (modern day Iran) in 550 BC, till 2,000 years later to the Mughal invasion in the 1500s.   
  14. Jews were at war against Muslims during the Crusades, the eight holy wars between Muslims and Christians. They lasted 196 years from 1095, to stop Islamic expansion and reclaim Christian and Jewish holy land, such as Jerusalem, which had been captured by Muslims. (Jews took sole control of Jerusalem in 1967, almost 900 years from the beginning of the first crusade, after victory in the six day war, when Israel defeated five Arab states in six days.)
  15. They have spent centuries trying to ensure that their land and religion are not eliminated by Muslim and Christian conquerors.
  16. These are two countries that have Islamic neighbours that don’t recognize their sovereignty and would like to “wipe them off the face of the earth.”
  17. These are two countries that Islam have desperately tried to conquer for thousands of years, from medieval Muslim emperors to current day royalty such as the King of Jordan and politicians such as Egypt’s prime minister. As, if successful, Islam would be the dominant religion from Turkey, to Indonesia, spreading from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, covering three continents.

The Muslim Ottoman emperors initially never thought they would defeat the Christian Byzantine Empire as it had ruled what is now Turkey for over 1,000 years. But when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople (today Istanbul) in 1453, it resulted in the fall of the 1,000-year empire. They then set their sights and their colossal armies on India.

India was the Asian equivalent of Turkey. A vast land with a large population and natural resources, both geographically and geopolitically indispensable.


Turkey is the gateway from Europe to Asia, the Middle East and AfricaIndia is the gateway from the Middle East to Asia.


If the Ottomans could convert Christian Turkey into a Muslim country, they could surely do the same with India. This led to numerous bloody attempts at conquering India by successive Muslim emperors from Central Asia and the Middle East, culminating in the successful conquest by the Muslim emperor Babur in the 1500s.

However, successive Muslim emperors were never able to turn India, a country with the world’s oldest religion, into a Muslim country, unlike Turkey. When the British invaded, Christian Missionaries were successful. The evidence being, India has more Christians (27.8 million) than the UK (27.5 million). However, like the Muslim colonialists before them, the Christian colonialists were not able to prevent India from remaining an 80% Hindu majority nation.

Like the tiny Gaul village evading conquest from the Romans, a drop in the ocean, which was the Roman empire, in the highly popular Asterix comics. Israel and India are the only countries that have held out and stopped a blanket of Islam covering the Southern European hemisphere and the entire global south. Had this not happened, combating terrorism today would have been much more difficult if 1.4 billion Indians and Israel had been Islamised.


Courtesy of National Geographic

From a counter-terrorism point of view, it should be raised how much more difficult it would be to catch terrorists if Israel and India did not function as bulwarks and are respectively the two countries in those areas that combat terrorism the most and provide the most counter surveillance intelligence.

Many Jews migrated to India after fleeing persecution in other countries and consider India as one of the only countries that has never had a history of oppressing Jews.

Hence, due to their commonalities, India has, since the inception of Israel, supported the Jewish state. This has nothing to do with Modi, but Modi has continued the friendship between these countries, however, as a departure from the norm, he has criticised the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the current Israel-Palestine conflict.

This is a relationship that has been sculpted over a thousand years over a canvas of spilt blood and tears and there is extraordinarily little Modi can do to reverse or alter the mindset of both countries.

Due to the threat of destruction by their Islamic neighbours and the fact that some of those neighbours directly or indirectly fund Islamic terrorists, it would be in the best interests of both India and Israel to continue to share counter-terrorism intelligence, to work together and maintain their strong, historic, mutually common bonds.”

The Modi Question: Why hasn’t India been more critical of Israel?

The Modi Answer:

As explained in the above 17 points, regardless of Modi’s personal feelings, India and Israel are a mutual admiration society, with a bond forged in steel. It is highly unlikely that India would side against Israel, let alone an ultra-violent terrorist faction, who mirror the philosophy of sectarian violence that India has been combatting since the 1500s.

India’s Support for Russia – Islamic State or Secular Democracy

In the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, on the Ukranian side, 31,000 soldiers and 11,000 civilians have died. A declassified US intelligence assessment estimated there were 315,000 dead and injured Russian military personnel as a result of the war – nearly 90 per cent of the total 360,000 soldiers.

India has come under much controversy for maintaining a neutral stance in the Russia-Ukraine war. Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar justified this stance: “We have to do what’s best for India.” This statement has been criticised as a weak justification for India’s being one of the few countries still purchasing Russian oil and abstaining from UN votes to action against Russia.

Here are the basics, which can be read in more detail in Part 2 of the article dated May 2nd. “Unravelling The Threads of History: Britain’s Colonialism and its Impact on Today’s Global Conflicts.”

There are other answers; The UN did not provide active involvement in India’s war with China in 1962 or the 2020 China-India border dispute when 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Or that when non-European countries are persuaded to enter European wars, it has led to two world wars.

Or even that the USA banned Russian oil even though it only uses 8%. However, it didn’t ban Russian sodium or potassium imports even though it uses approximately 82% and 94% respectively or that the USA ‘s purchase of Russian fertilizer has increased since the war to approximately $2.2 billion.

However, it could be argued the real reason for India’s neutrality lies in the historical context of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan. During this conflict, Britain sided with Pakistan and persuaded America, which had good relations with India, to do the same. India was on target to defeat Pakistan until the UK entered.

Britain supporting Pakistan, as they desired access to the rich oil supplies in the Gulf Arab states as well as control of Afghanistan, was controversial. Especially so, considering Britain’s savage history with India, a country they had invaded, colonised, looted, and oppressed for over two hundred years.

According to Shashi Tharoor, bestselling author and former UN Undersecretary General, Britain fleeced £42 trillion (adjusted for inflation) from India’s economy, turning India into a “Poster child for third-world poverty” instead of aiding its government.

During one of India’s most challenging times, when it was surrounded by the Pakistani, British, and American navies, Russia came to India’s aid. Russia blocked the warships with nuclear submarines, leading to Pakistan, Britain, and the USA retreating. Consequently, India won the war, leading to the 1971 Indo-Soviet treaty that ensured India and Russia would not act against each other.”

Olga Malchevska is a Ukrainian, award-winning BBC TV anchor, who through her role working for the BBC, has raised immense awareness for the plight of Ukraine. Olga received worldwide media attention in the early days of the Russia-Ukraine war when, whilst being interviewed by the BBC for her opinions, BBC live footage showed her childhood home that had been bombed and destroyed, whilst she was on the air.

Olga being interviewed by the BBC whilst watching her childhood home, where her mother had just fled from, being destroyed by Russian forces.

During the interview, Olga controlled her emotions, her voice breaking, after receiving a text from her mother who confirmed that she was hiding in a basement. However, she declined to cut the interview, even though compassionately prompted by the BBC presenter, and bravely continued the interview to highlight the targeting of civilians in a residential building and the atrocity towards the Ukrainian people. The clip has since garnered 2 million views. Olga was questioned about India’s decision to not support Ukraine, but due to BBC policy, she was not able to comment.

Olga was able to rescue her mother from Ukraine and bring her to the UK, where they are living together.


A trend among Ukrainian students to return to their bombed school on the day they would have had their Prom and wear their prom dresses among the ruins in protest. Video journalist: Anastassia Zlatopolskai. BBC video.

The Modi Question: Why has Modi given more support to Russia over Ukraine?

The Modi Answer:

India cannot go against Russia due to the treaty. That is not Modi’s fault, that’s the UK and USA’s fault. The more important question that needs to be asked is:

Why did the UK and USA take the side of an Islamic state, alleged to have financed terror activities over a secular democracy?

Modi Hires International Assassins to Kill Canadian and American Citizens in their own Country.

Modi has been accused in a live Canadian Parliamentary session, by Prime minister Justin Trudeau of orchestrating an inter country assassination, where Indian secret service excecuted in broad daylight, an audacious gunning down of a Canadian citizen.

In June 2023, Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was fatally shot in Canada, was allegedly a Khalistan separatist, campaigning for a separate Sikh state, not popular in India, but a burgeoning idea amongst a small minority of Sikh Canadians who fled India, after the Hindi Sikh riots, where, tragically, thousands of innocent Sikhs lost their lives after Indira Gandhi was machine gunned down by her own Sikh bodyguards after she gave the order to invade Sikhism’s most sacred holy site, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, which was occupied by Khalistan terrorists.

Nijjar is considered innocent by Trudeau and amongst the Khalistan movement, but India has accused him of being trained and involved in financing with Pakistani-based terrorists and the Pakistani government.


Hardeep Nijjar. Khalistan separatist or just Canadian citizen or both.

Trudeau accused the Indian government of this in the Canadian parliament, justifying it as the rule of law (ROL). But one of the main points of the rule of law is that you are innocent until proven guilty, but since he still has not provided evidence to support his accusations, Trudeau seems to have ignored one of the primary facets of ROL. Cynics say this seems to be a politically motivated move by Trudeau, who is languishing in the Canadian polls by ten points to his main political opponent, Poilievre.

Cynics say this seems to be a politically motivated move by Trudeau, who is languishing in the Canadian polls by 10 points to his main political opponent, Poilievre. Trudeau is trying to keep Sikhs on his side as they are an immensely powerful vote bank and joined his democratic party as a coalition to provide a majority, ensuring Trudeau won the last election. The next election is in 2025 and Trudeau at this point cannot win without them.

Trudeau even tweeted that he was getting advice and discussing ROL with Saudia Arabian king, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). Which is peculiar for two reasons:

  1. Getting advice from a king, who is a dictator.
  2. From a king, who admittedly very progressive compared to his predecessors, still ordered the torture and death of an American journalist in the Turkish embassy.

MBS asked the torturers to put the torture on speaker, so that he could hear the screams of the journalist of the highly acclaimed Washington Post newspaper. One of America’s top three newspapers, which broke America’s most infamous political scandal, Watergate, which led to the only resignation even of an American president.

On 23 June 1985, almost 38 years before the day that Nijjar was shot to death, an Air India flight travelling from Canada to London, exploded near Ireland, killing all 329 people on board. History is repeating itself and Trudeau is playing an extremely dangerous game, as the last time India warned and requested the extradition of a Khalistan Sikh separatist and Canada refused, was when Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau was the prime minister.

The Sikh separatist, Talwinder Singh Parmar, subsequently blew up a plane that killed 268 Canadians and 24 Indians, which is still to this day, the worst ever aviation terrorist attack. Will Trudeau learn from his father’s mistakes before a similar tragedy re-occurs? Or will it be a case of like father, like son?

According to the Financial Times, “US authorities thwarted a conspiracy to assassinate a Sikh separatist on American soil and issued a warning to India’s government over concerns it participated in the plot. The target of the plot was Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, an American and Canadian citizen who is general counsel for Sikhs for Justice, a US-based group that is part of a movement pushing for an independent Sikh state called “Khalistan.”

The BBC says “Delhi has made no bones about its dislike for a man they designated a terrorist in 2020. He is wanted in nearly two dozen cases, including some of terrorism and sedition, and in September 2023, his properties in Amritsar and Chandigarh cities were seized. Pannun denies all the charges and says the cases are false.”

The US had raised the issue with India, “at the senior-most levels.” People familiar with the case, did not say whether the protest to New Delhi led the plotters to abandon their plan, or whether the FBI intervened and foiled a scheme already in motion. India has accused Canada, the UK and other countries with large Indian diaspora communities of being too tolerant of members of the Sikh separatist movement, which it accuses of terrorism.

The Modi Question: Did Modi order the inter country hit of Sikh Canadian and US citizens?

The Modi Answer:

The Canadian Government still has not provided any evidence to back up their allegations although they say their evidence is “credible.” Despite the USA’s FBI, alleging that American Khalistan separatists may be in danger, again, no actual evidence to prove there is a plot has been provided yet and Joe Biden has invited Modi for a state visit since then.

On May 8, 2024, three men appeared in a British Columbia courtroom, accused of killing Nijjar, but any link with the Indian Government yet, still has not been proven. More information or evidence may be exposed as the trial unfolds.”

Read Part 9, the penultimate article of this series and the second installment of “MODI ON THE WORLD STAGE” tomorrow.