Prime Minister Narendra Modi today morning reached the National War Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war and paid tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit the ‘Golden Victory Torch’ at the National War Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan War.
The surrendered enemy soldiers enjoyed hospitality of India for over 6 months. On 3rd July India and Pakistan signed at just past midnight of 2nd July an agreement called Simla Agreement.
Why Indira Gandhi agreed to such a disadvantageous agreement has not been made clear. She gave away everything the India had gained militarily. The Simla Agreement, and the subsequent Delhi Agreement, gave Pakistan the territory it lost to India in the war and the safe return of all its soldiers without one of them being held responsible for the genocidal campaign unleashed in what is now Bangladesh, which started the war.
The reign of India was full of disasters but this was the worst and least talked about disaster. Her Durbari media spun it like a great achievement. No where in the world a country which had killed million and raped lakhs of women, would have been permitted to go with a slap on wrist and thereby emboldening the enemy.
The victory prevented the Pakistan from any further direct military action but this agreement embolden it to start covert terrorist operations in India. As per a statement made by AG in Supreme Court, 44000 lives have been lost from 1990 to this year due to terrorism.
Giving benifit of doubt to Indira, it must be revealed to public now as to who put pressure on India to squander away all the gains in negotiations?
Or was it really naivety of Indira Gandhi, herself?