(Original post by Harold98)
Take it from a half-Brit half-Indian, India has been almost as much of a regional menace as Pakistan, especially considering what the Indian army did in Sri Lanka during the 80s
Right. Something that happened thirty years ago. India pulled out within a couple of years.
And India has done nothing that even comes close to the support within the Pakistani military/intelligence apparatus for the Afghan Taliban, the sheltering of Osama bin Laden, the support for Lashkar-e-Taiba and the accommodation of LeT training camps, ISI's support for Islamist attacks inside of India (including attacks on the Indian parliament itself).
So yes, there are huge differences between how India and Pakistan conduct themselves. India could be a trustworthy partner to the West, and increasingly it is drawing away from Russia and allying itself with the US. And the US is increasingly realise that Pakistan is a duplicitous and treacherous "ally" who stabbed us in the back for years while taking its money.
ISI and elements of the Pak military provided support to the Afghan Taliban. While the US was transferring billions to the Pakistani military, some of that money was going out the backdoor to support and train Afghan terrorists who would then go and kill American soldiers.
Pakistan's military is not to be trusted, and the scales are finally falling from the West's eyes on this
This obsession with putative "occupations" is what gets Muslims in trouble so often. Leaving aside India's superior claim to Kashmir, what is the problem with a Kashmiri Muslim being a part of India? There are hundreds of millions of Muslims in India who get along with their neighbours and live in harmony and have perfectly normal lives.