New Delhi: A senior Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader has 'predicted' that Pakistan – India's notorious neighbour – may not last long.
RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, while speaking at the launch of quarterly journal 'Pakistan Watch', published by the Sangh-affiliated think tank India Policy Foundation (IPF), said that Pakistan may find it difficult to survive because of the myriad of problems it is currently facing.
As per a report in The Indian Express, Hosabale added that so far Pakistan has refused to accept all offers of friendship extended by India as the former considers the latter its biggest enemy.
“Pakistan is not a state, but a state of mind. Pakistan considers India its enemy. It formulates its policies considering this in mind,” he stated.
Hosabale said since he doesn't foresee Pakistan to survive for long, the journal - Pakistan Watch – is also likely to meet the same fate.
“In 1980-85, a journal called USSR Watch was released and it was said that it would remain for long,” he said. However, the USSR disintegrated within years, he added.
Hosabale noted that all efforts by India to take bilateral ties with Pakistan forward have ended in disaster and many rounds of peace talks have failed.
Citing former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Lahore bus move and current PM Narendra Modi's Lahore visit, Hosabale said while the former ended in the Kargil war the latter was followed up with Pathankot attack.