Am I correct in my understanding that the Indian people, as a race, are considered "Asian".

Presuming I have that correct can some explain to me why, the indian heritage and culture to my foreign eyes seems very distinct from other Asian cultures.

Is it a term Indians themselves use to describe themselves? If so do Indians feel a closer tie to other Asian countries than they do say, Pakistan? I assume of course Pakistanis dont describe themselves as Asian...

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@freemo also, we are very much close to Pakistan and Bangladesh in many ways, because we used to be a single country before partition.

@_lunawinters I've read a bit about the partition before. Sad, but I learned a lot.

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