The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists needs to come out from the shadows

France’s ambassador to India met with the chief minister of the Uttar Pradesh state last November, and expressed his government’s keenness to collaborate in the aerospace and defense industries. At first glance, such a meeting may not seem unusual. France has been a vital source of military hardware for India for decades. And Uttar Pradesh – India’s largest state – has plans to build a defense industrial corridor. But the state’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, is no conventional politician. Adityanath is a Hindu priest and the founder of a vigilante group, the Hindu Yuva Vahini. A potential …

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