As former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger handed away, senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh on Thursday recalled that in 1971 then US President Richard Nixon and Kissinger created enormous complications for India however then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her shut aide P N Haksar proved greater than a match for them.
Kissinger, who dominated overseas coverage as america extricated itself from Vietnam, died Wednesday. He was 100.
In a publish on X, Ramesh stated, Henry Kissinger has handed away. He was as immensely consequential as he was massively controversial.
In his lengthy and eventful life he has been each celebrated and condemned, Ramesh famous.
However there may be little doubt about his sheer mental brilliance and superior charisma, he stated.
For the final three a long time, he positioned himself as an amazing good friend and supporter of India and certainly he was, Ramesh stated.
However this was not at all times so and in 1971 particularly, President Nixon and he created enormous complications for India and thought they’d us cornered. Nonetheless, Indira Gandhi and P N Haksar proved greater than a match for them, the previous Union minister stated.
I’ve described the Kissinger-Haksar and Nixon-Indira Gandhi encounters with archival element in my guide ‘Intertwined Lives: PN Haksar & Indira Gandhi’, Ramesh stated.
He additionally identified that Gary Bass in his guide ‘The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide’ indicts Kissinger severely for his function within the occasions of 1971 main as much as the creation of Bangladesh.
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First Printed: Nov 30 2023 | 10:45 AM IST