Indira Gandhi centenary: How nation remembers the 'Iron Lady' on her birth anniversary

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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    At what time? 1971/72?
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    After winning any war, the victor is supposed to take back what is theirs. So why didn't Indira take back PoK after winning 1971 war? Was it impossible at that time, did India lack the capacity? Or was it something else?
     
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    Indira was a good friend of Sri Lanka though our own stupid leaders made her an enemy in the end. Sri Lankan conflict would have taken entirely different route if she was alive.
     
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    It has been debated in detail. Sorry, don't have much time. Look around. It will be somewhere in the forum.

    Few bits I can tell you: Pakistani PoWs, India's economy strained by war effort, diplomatic pressure, etc., may have led to the decision not to escalate even further.
     
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    Also IG was advised badly by PN Hasker among others. He impressed upon her to treat the Napakis on the lines of how the allies dealt with Japanese and Americans after WWII.

    Probably no one thought to point it out that Napakis WERE NOT Japanese or Germans.
     
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    Didn't Indira arm the ltte to destroy lanka? how was she a good friend, then?:confused1:
     
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    LTTE arming came much after the anti-Tamil pogrom and SL using US to needle India.

    Having said that, arming a terror group was a recipe for disaster, as both IG and her son found out to their cost later.

    A lesson Amreekis, Bartaanvis and Cheenis have not seemed to learned as they continue arming the Napakis.
     
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    She was a good friend of our then lady prime minister Mrs. Sirima Bandaranayake. It was Indira that helped us back in 1971 when communist insurgency was in brink of victory. Moreover, it was J.R Jayawardane who had antagonized her by allying with her political rivals and mistreating Sirima when she was defeated.

    Anyhow I don't blame India for arming LTTE. It was the JRJ and his stupid political strategy that had brought destruction upon Sri Lanka.
     
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    Actually Sri Lanka didn't needle India. It was the US that used Sri Lanka as the needle for India. Our stupid political leader couldn't grasp the reality then.
     

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