December 30, 2014

Patriotism of Indian Muslims - Pokhran II -1998

India conducted its Second Nuclear Tests ( Pokhran II ) in 1998. 

USA imposed sanctions on India.

India , subsequently , facing foreign exchange shortage floated Resurgent India Bonds ( denominated in Dollars = $ ) for subscription by N R I ( Non Resident Indians ) living abroad.

The response was beyond expectation .India weathered the foreign exchange  storm.

Later , an analysis was done of the subscribers to  Resurgent India Bonds .

Major part of the subscription came from NRI s of Arab countries / Middle East , where majority of Non Residents Indians are of Muslim faith . ( Non Muslim NRI s are in majority in Europe , America s ( USA , Canada etc ) ,Australia and so on .

This gesture reminds of the grand patriotism / sacrifice of Bhama Shah ( in 16 th Century ) who gave his entire wealth to Maharana Partap after the Battle of Haldighati ,so that Maharana Partap could carry on his military struggle    

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