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Jawaharlal !! November 5, 2006

Posted by Sharath Rao in history, india.

Here is an article that gives an account of the bravery of India’s first Param Veer Chakra awardee. Interesting as it is, this exchange is something I have come across before.

A young army colonel named Sam Manekshaw, who attended the meeting, recalled: ‘As usual Nehru talked about the United Nations, Russia, Africa, God Almighty, everybody, until Sardar Patel lost his temper. He said, ‘Jawaharlal, do you want Kashmir, or do you want to give it away?’ He [Nehru] said, ‘Of course, I want Kashmir.’ Then he [Patel] said: ‘Please give your orders.’

For the generations who have been brought up to venerate Nehru, its amusing to note that somebody knew him on first name terms.



1. ganeshnu - November 7, 2006

I always wondered why Chacha Nehru is favourite with children. Yeah, by the time we grow up, we know otherwise.

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