Dear Editor,
It was clearly the failure of the political leadership which resulted in Indo-Pak wars. If Nehru had not blundered in 1948, the 1965 war would not have occurred. If Shastri had not erred, Pakistan would not have attacked India in 1971 and if Indira Gandhi had not surrendered in Shimla, Pakistan would have bled India with proxy war and Kargil would not have occurred. So, it is the political failure that has time and again proved celebrated US Army Commander General Douglous MaCarthur’s famous words: “Whatever the soldiers gain with their blood in the battlefields, the politicians lose on the negotiation tables.” This has been the sad story of the Indian political leadership.
Suram Singh