When East Asians refer to 'Asia', they mostly mean themselves. Singapore's senior minister Lee Kuan Yew rarely includes India while referring to Asia, because India differs so much from the authoritarian milieu—Confucian, Islamic or feudal Christian—of these parts. Despite India's efforts in the 1990s to get closer to East Asia, the gulf remains. A gulf of understanding and a general lack of concern. And it was evident in the reactions to the Indo-Pak tests, the major exceptions being China and Japan.