Do Mainland Indians Have the Right to Impose Our Nationalism on the People of Andaman & Nicobar?

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Do Mainland Indians Have the Right to Impose Our Nationalism on the People of Andaman & Nicobar?

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n December 30, during his first visit to the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar islands in his four-year tenure as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi warmly announced how he made no differentiation between Port Blair and Delhi. It’s exactly the kind of feel-good statement you’d expect a politician facing a re-election campaign to make, though I genuinely wonder if the PM would allow missile launches into a semi-deserted stretch of Delhi like the BrahMos missiles in Nicobar.

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