The mettle of leadership is tested through the test of behaviour during bad times, and seeing the response of the Indian leadership during the times of ongoing Jihad, one is only reminded of the following subhAShita-s:
nahi sushikShito.pi naTa-baTuH swaskandhamAruDhaM paTuH !!
(A son of an acrobat can never climb on one’s own shoulder, no matter how well trained!)
prasAdashikhare.pi sanna kAko garuDAyate !!
(A crow remains a crow, and does not become a garuDa, even if seated on the tallest pinnacle of the palace!)