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'Instability awaits South Asia'
Narayan Swamy

This is what Bangalore-based astrologer Narayan Swamy had to say:

The South Asian countries, especially India, Pakistan and Afghanistan will see a lot of political instability in the coming months.

The sun will change its position after October 15; the Shani Peyarchi period commences from this day. This is, by and large, a make-or-break period as a result of which there would be hectic political activity and a rise in militancy in South Asian countries.

As far as the future of India is concerned, there would be plenty of political instability; the government will just about manage to scrape through 2007. However, when Ketu reaches Cancer, the troubles of the government will increase and, after a lot of altercation, this government will be brought down in late 2008.

Between November and December, the country could witness a bloody incident in which at least 200 lives will be lost. This would be largely due to the change in scenario in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Musharraf's proximity to the US will make the Taliban in Afghanistan stronger, with a large faction in Pakistan being responsible for this. India's proximity towards the US will earn the wrath of the Muslim nations and this will increase attacks on India.

Although Musharraf will hold on to power in Pakistan, he would face rebellion and discord within his country.

The governments in all the three countries will pull through for the time being, but relations between the countries will deteriorate in the coming days. With Saturn entering Simha and Ketu in the later part of the year, troubles for South Asia will increase and Musharraf will be assassinated. This will lead to a lot of instability in the South Asia and the situation will remain tense.

However, the nature of the trouble that will befall these countries cannot be spelt out.

Narayan Swamy spoke to Vicky Nanjappa.

Image: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP/ Getty Images

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