remember tom lantos saying that natwar singh was 'brilliant' and 'dense' and a 'stalinist'?
brilliant? based on explicitly what action of his?
dense? ahem... we shall remain diplomatically silent on this one.
a stalinist? hmmmm... i should claim copyright and prior art. i have been calling a whole lot of people 'nehruvian-stalinists' for a long time. although it is true that i never explicitly called natwar singh one.
stalinism includes a personality cult, complete control of the economy by the state, endemic corruption, the tyranny of an anointed elite, and the abuse of history as a tool to brainwash.
it is true that there were no gulags in india, but as a couple of commenters said, genocide takes many forms. surely the genocide of the kashmiri pundits is as complete as though they were all carted off into gulags? and isn't the trap of hopeless poverty and the endemic suicides of all those farmers a stinging reminder of the way millions in india have been forced to hang on in quiet desperation?
stalinists everywhere form governments of stalinists, for stalinists, and by stalinists. stalinism takes many forms, too.