Sardar Patel’s letter to Girja Shankar Bajpai on Tibet

"In these circumstances, one thing, to my mind, is quite clear; and, that is, that we cannot be friendly with China and must think in terms of defense against a determined, calculating, unscrupulous, ruthless, unprincipled and prejudiced combination of powers, of which the Chinese will be the spearhead." "There might be from them outward offers or protestations of friendship, but in that will be concealed an ultimate hideous design of ideological and even political conquest into their bloc. It is equally obvious to me that any friendly or appeasing approaches from us would either be mistaken for weakness or would be exploited in furtherance of their ultimate aim," the letter states.

Exclusive photos of Arabinda Rajkhowa and Raju Barua

While the uncertainty prevails over the claimed arrest/surrender of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Arabinda Rajkhowa, Canary Trap brings you exclusive photos of the elusive ULFA chief and the organization's deputy Commander-in-Chief and Military spokesman Raju Barua. Rajkhowa, 53, is among a few top leaders who founded ULFA in 1979. Now, almost the entire leadership of the outfit, barring the Commander-in-Chief of its military wing Paresh Baruah, is arrested.

Sardar Patel’s letter to Nehru on Tibet

There are different views on the Indian policy towards China and the Tibet issue. I will write more on that some other day. I have reproduced here the letter written by then Deputy Prime Minister of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on November 7, 1950 on Tibet issue. The letter throws light on the thought process of the Indian government vis-a-vis Tibet and China in the initial years after the independence.

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