May 1962 : India will not accept Any UN Resolution

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  1. Zebra

    Zebra Senior Member Senior Member

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    Monday, May 21, 2012 , By : Defence News Admin .

    Indian Defence Minister Krishna Menon yesterday threatened that the ceasefire agreement in Kashmir would exist no longer if Pakistan bartered away “India’s legal rights over Azad Kashmir” to China. Mr Menon, who was addressing a public meeting at Sapru House, said India has “never abjured the use of force” though it has promised not to take the initiative to change the present position in Kashmir by force in spite of her “legal and moral right over the territory”.

    Let there be no illusion, he added, that the Indian Army would strike where and when necessary if Pakistan commits aggression against Kashmir. Mr Menon alleged that the Security Council was committing a violation of the United Nations Charter inasmuch as the Kashmir issue was concerned, and added that India would not accept any resolution of the Security Council if it tried to question India’s sovereignty over Kashmir.

    He also criticised the United States, Britain and Ghana which, he said, had supported Pakistan in calling a meeting of the Security Council to discuss the Kashmir problem. Mr Menon bluntly changed earlier Indian offers for negotiations with Pakistan, and said India would negotiate only when it was recognised that accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India was final and irrevocable and that Pakistan was not on equal status with India as it was an "aggressor".

    Mr Menon went a step further and said India would never accept the division of Kashmir which included not only Kashmir, but also Hunza and Gilgit. The ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, who was the rightful authority in 1947, had acceded to India, he claimed.

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  3. hit&run

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    Old news from 60s.
     
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    should have been posted in history section :rofl:
     
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    when I 1st read the title I thought "WOW this government is going to show some balls for the 1st time in history" and then this :frusty:
     
  6. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    What ever good work Mr Krishna Menon did for Kashmir was wiped out by his
    foolishness on China

    Krishna Menon was so much like Nehru almost like Nehru's clone in foreign policy matters

    Both were passionate about Kashmir accession to India but were completely stupid when
    it came to China
     
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    He also criticised the United States, Britain and Ghana which, he said, had supported Pakistan

    India had taken the Kashmir issue to the UN in good faith. One of the major principles of the UN was that no territory would be added by war or force. The expectation was that since the King of J&K had acceded to India and its territory had been attacked by Pakistani troops, the UN would take the principled stand and ask Pakistan to vacate J&K.
    Ofcourse, the cold war lines were already being drawn and when it became apparent how the US, UK and other western powers were taking the Pakistani side, all UN resolutions were declared invalid and hence Menon's blunt statement on this issue.
     
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    Thread renamed and moved to appropriate section
     

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