Journalist: Mr. Ambassador, Indira Gandhi ordered the invasion of the Golden Temple for the narrow end of cashing Hindu votes.

Ambassador: That’s right.

Journalist: Lust for power had so distorted her mind that she forgot all about the lessons of history and the Sikh tradition of avenging any insult to their Holy Scriptures and shrines. Ambassador: Very correct.

Journalist: How is it that Barnala has not learnt from her fate and is committing the same folly of sending police into the Golden Temple? Is he also power drunk or is it that he dare not disobey the orders of the Central government?

Ambassador: Not in national interest to disclose.

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Journalist: Mr. Ambassador, India claims to be a nonaligned country and is against siding with any power block. Ambassador: That’s right.

Journalist: It is in favor of creating a third power block to keep balance between the two super powers.

Ambassador: Very correct.

Journalist: How come that Rajiv considered it obligatory to report to the Soviets all that passed between him and President Reagan? Is it part of the balancing trick diplomacy that India has lately started practicing?

Ambassador: Not in national interest to disclose.

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Journalist; Mr. Ambassador, a true democracy is one in which the elected government is truly representative of the people. Ambassador: That’s right.

Journalist: A country that practices one party system cannot be called democratic as it amounts to one party dictatorship. Ambassador: Very Correct.

Journalist: How can you call India democratic where there is one religion government? Don’t you think one religion dictatorship is worse than one party dictatorship? Ambassador: Not in national interest to disclose.

Article extracted from this publication >>  November 1, 1985