It's ironic that this thread should be posted in the "Internal Security" section, but nonetheless, this topic is relevant to both internal and external security of the country. Before all you Indian nationalists jump on me to accuse me of being a closet paki or something else, let me elaborate on why I think splitting India up into its constituent states would be a good idea. I'm not proposing that India be totally broken up into 29 countries. What I'm suggesting is a confederation of countries, somewhere in-between the EU and Warsaw Pact models. There are many advantages (and some disadvantages) to this model, but overall, there are more positives. 1. As most of us "nationalists" know, Indian politicians are pussies, and only concerned with the politics of dividing the country on the basis of religion, caste, language, class etc to cling on to power. They have zero strategic vision and if this continues, India will be the biggest "baby" in the world, the world's largest democracy pathetically dependent on foreign arms, foreign aid and foreign investment. We need to get rid of "coalition politics" and exterminate policy paralysis, and the best way to do this would be to minimize the complications of managing a country with 30 language-based states and a multitude of regional parties. Dividing the country into 29 or 30 states instead will result in strong and stable "state" governments which will find it much easier to manage a population of 50-150 million rather than of 1 billion+. In addition, they will be free to pursue their own economic and military policies as follows. 2. The constituent states of the Indian Federation should have their own militaries, and have a defensive pact with each other. In case any one state gets attacked by a foreign power, all states will equally retaliate. However, every state should also have the freedom to launch offensive action against a state outside the Indian federation without needing the federation's approval. This means that Tamil Nadu is free to launch naval expeditions against Sri Lanka, WB and Assam are free to annex Nepal and Bhutan and the Rajputs are free to reclaim Western India (aka Pukistan). 3. Once so divided, the Indian Federation would be MUCH easier to manage, with each state taking care of its internal finances, security, communication etc like an independent country. This will result in faster growth, and the combined economy of the Indian Federation should soon easily exceed China and soon rival the EU. 4. The Indian Federation will have a common non-debt based currency, centralized military training academies and space research centers, semi-open borders (work permits required to move inter-state, but no passports needed). 5. No state can leave the Indian Federation until at least 2/3rd's of the constituent states of the federation agree. New states (conquered territories) can join the federation also with a 2/3'rds vote in favour. Ignoring these rules and declaring independence by any state will automatically result in its invasion by all the other states. For thousands of years India has functioned as a confederation of states. It worked very well for us for most of history until the British managed to outgun and outsmart the Indian nawabs and maharajahs. However, for most of history India was never a unitary state. The past 6 decades of common education and a shared national experience have prepared Indians to take the next step-to create a strong, nationalist Indian federation committed to territorial expansion and hegemony in South Asia and beyond.