BJP leader Ram Madhav
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BJP leader Ram Madhav on Friday said India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, which had separated 60 years ago, would reunite to form "Akhand Bharat" or "Undivided India".

"The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) still believes one day these parts, which were for historic reasons separated only 60 years ago, will again, through popular goodwill, come together and Akhand Bharat will be created," the BJP general secretary told Al Jazeera in an interview.

"As an RSS member, I also hold on to that view," he told "Head to Head" host Mehdi Hassan.

The BJP leader, however, clarified that the unification could only happen through "popular goodwill" and not war.

"That does not mean we wage war on any country, (or that) we annex any country. Without war, through popular consent, it can happen," he said.

He also slammed the Award Wapsi by litterateurs, film-makers, historians and scientists, calling it a conspiracy to tarnish the image of India and the Narendra Modi government.

Explaining his earlier statement that "India is a Hindu country", he said, "It's a land where a particular way of life, a particular culture or civilisation, is practised."

"We call it Hindu — do you have any objection? India has one culture. We are one culture, one people, one nation," he added.

Speaking on the Kashmir issue, Madhav said: "The only outstanding issue with regard to the Kashmir problem is the part of Kashmir under Pakistan occupation. The Kashmir that is an integral part of India, it has been proved time and again that it's an integral part of India."

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