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Youth favour an aggressive India

Youth want more aggressive, pro-West policies, pointing to an emerging national consensus that may take the country away from its non-aligned, pacifist moorings. HT reports. Opinion poll

delhi Updated: Aug 15, 2012 10:53 IST
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India's youth want the country to move away from its pacifist, non-aligned moorings.

A Hindustan Times-C fore survey of 5,068 adults across 13 state capitals shows that a majority of people between the ages of 18 and 35 want India to become an expansionist superpower like China or a pro-US capitalist country.

A vast majority said reforms were good for India and wanted the government to go in for more reforms with a human face.

Children carry the national flag on the eve of Independence Day at Chetavanpur village in Mirzapur. UNI
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A child carries the national flag as he takes part in a street play during rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar. AP/Biswaranjan Rout

First Published: Aug 14, 2012 23:45 IST