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

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India's Iraq Options

The US may remain our distant friend but Iraq, Iran and the Gulf region will always remain near neighbours tied to us by geography and history. Leaving aside any moral and ideological compunctions, in terms of sheer realpolitik it would be wise of us not to alienate popular opinion in our vicinity, which is overwhelmingly anti-American, by sending Indian troops to bolster the continued violation of Iraqi sovereignty by American military occupiers.

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