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The association of inter-faith rivalry with their respective economic situations was the source of later antagonism. In 1947 East Bengal effectively became the client state of West Pakistan. With all the crucial government and military posts in the hands of personnel from West Pakistan, and few other similarities except Islam, there was a growing sense of injustice. This, in turn, led to the growth of Bengali nationalism. When the West Pakistan government declared that Urdu would be the sole national language, the Banglaspeaking Bengalis felt an even stronger sense of separate identity.
He argued that he favoured a more radical Islamic state with personal piety and scriprualism above social liberalism, although there is every indication that this was political expediency to legitimize his administration by pleasing the clerics. Indeed, Zia used his faith to define his nationalism. He told an International Islamic Conference: 'I will tell you what Islam and Pakistan means to me. It is a vision of my mother struggling on, tired, CON F l i e T SIN P A K 1ST AN, BAN G lAD E S H . '2 He also stated: 'the preservation of that [nationalist] ideology and the Islamic character of the country was ...
India plays a small part in international economic forums, such as GATT and UNCTAD, but it is hardly influential in global terms. From a regional perspective, India is the strongest power economically, but this only creates further tension with its smaller neighbours, and, given its record of military intervention, there is a distinct unwillingness to cooperate. There can therefore be little doubt that conflict in South Asia is a major obstacle to India's future economic development. Equally, in the past the absence of a robust Military Industrial Complex led to the neglect of the armed forces and consequently impaired performance.