China “allegedly” invaded India in 1962

Pakistan and China-loving Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s anti-national statement

New Delhi – Former Union Minister and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has sparked controversy by referring to China’s 1962 attack on India as an “alleged invasion.” When questioned by the attendees, Aiyar promptly expressed regret over his remark. He was speaking at the launch of the book “Nehru’s First Recruits” at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. A video of this statement has gone viral on social media, drawing criticism from the BJP.

In response, Amit Malviya of the BJP’s Information and Technology Department posted on ‘X’, stating that Nehru wasted the opportunity for India to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council because of China. He also accused Rahul Gandhi of secretly signing MoUs with China, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation of accepting funds from the Chinese embassy, and Congress of opening India’s market to Chinese enterprises. Malviya alleged that Congress leaders are now trying to erase the history of China’s attack, highlighting that China has illegally occupied 38,000 square kilometres of India’s territory.

The party has nothing to do with Aiyar’s statement – Congress

Congress National General Secretary Jairam Ramesh commented on Mani Shankar Aiyar’s statement, stating that Aiyar mistakenly used the term “alleged invasion” and immediately apologised for it. He suggested that considering Aiyar’s age, he should be excused. Ramesh emphasised that the Congress party has nothing to do with Aiyar’s statement.

Editorial Perspectives

  • Congress is trying to distance itself from Mani Shankar Aiyar when he is constantly making anti-national statements; however, the point to note is that no action is taken against him.
  • During the discussion in the Parliament after the invasion of China, the then Prime Minister Nehru had remarked about the Indian land seized by China, ‘Not even a straw of grass grows there.’ This shows the mentality of the Congressmen.