10 reasons why a weak, crumbling Pakistan is good for India

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One of the most abiding myths about this region’s politics is that a weak Pakistan is bad for India. Legacy analysts from the Track II diplomacy and ‘Aman Ki Asha’ era repeat this every time Pakistan is in deep crisis. It is in reality a cry for help for Pakistan couched as an advice in India’s interest. Nowhere in the last 75 years is any evidence that a strong Pakistan has been good for India. The Pakistan economy’s strongest run, for instance, was under Ayub Khan’s prime ministership (1958-’69). Economic growth averaged 5.82 per cent, and manufacturing growth was 8.51...