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Sardar Patel had warned about China, but Nehru dismissed it as 'unnecessary suspicion': Jaishankar

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During deliberations with his then-deputy Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel over a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to make sure China got a place in the forum ahead of India, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday.

In an address at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ahmedabad, Jaishankar unveiled the historical conversation between Nehru and Patel regarding China’s growing influence and potential threats it posed.

“In 1950, there was an exchange of views between Sardar Patel and (Jawaharlal) Nehru… Sardar Patel had warned Jawaharlal Nehru about China. Sardar Patel said that today, we are facing a situation of two fronts (Pakistan and China) which for India has never happened in our history before. He also said that whatever the Chinese are saying, he feels that their intent is not good and therefore let us take precautions, let us build a policy around this. Nehru’s position was…he was completely dissenting,” Jaishankar revealed.

“He told Patel ‘you are unnecessarily suspicious of the Chinese. Also, it is impossible for anybody to attack us across the Himalayas. A few years later, there was a debate about the UN, should India be given a UN seat at that time? So Nehru’s position at that time was he said, ‘we deserve a seat, but first we must ensure China gets a seat’. So today we are talking of India first. There was a time when the PM of India talked about China first,” the External Affairs Minister added.

Jaishankar also highlighted Sardar Patel’s stance on not involving the United Nations in the Kashmir issue, emphasizing a pragmatic approach towards international affairs.

“Even in the case of Pakistan, I think people know that Sardar Patel was opposed to our going to the United Nations because he knew the mentality of a judge there. So which coup will go to that point? It was like a common sense view he had. But yet we went and you know, once we went there, pressure was put a stop to the military exercise,” Jaishankar said.”Today, when we talk about our boundaries, our territories, some say rewrite our boundaries. Our boundaries are still our boundaries. We should never ever doubt that. But our problem today is what happened in the past. In the last ten years, the Union government has tried to deal with many issues inherited from the past, it has been successful in finding solutions to some of them while some issues will take more time,” the EAM added.India decided to take the Kashmir issue to the UN on January 1, 1948, raising a point of contention at the world body over Pakistani infiltrators occupying parts of Jammu and Kashmir that had legally acceded to India, and demanding that they be asked to leave.

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