There is no doubt that ongoing rivalries between India and Pakistan have exacerbated the conflict in Afghanistan, but the notion that these are locked in stone is no more true in this part of the world than it was in the Balkans in the 1990s. If Afghans work together, even outside powers won’t be able to impede some degree of progress in the country.
Read my response to William Dalrymple’s essay, “A Deadly Triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan & India »
A Brookings report using NSSO data has shown that 15 per cent of Indians now have some form of health insurance compared to 1 per cent in 2004. Also, while nearly 62 per cent in Andhra Pradesh are covered, less than 5 per cent of people in UP have health insurance.