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I SILENTLY WEPT, while preparing this thread/post.. No veteran must suffer this humiliation, but Nehru was a .....
#GeneralThimayya is not born in every generation. The likes of him there will seldom be a soldier. The General is a man's man, Army his soul and his soul the Army.
Remembering #KodenderaSubbaiahThimmayya the Chief of Army Staff bt 1957-61 & the only Bharatiya to command an Infantry Brigade during WW2 & regarded as the most distinguished Combat Officer the Bharatiya Army produced.

Gen K S Thimmayya was born on this day on 1906 at Madikeri
and came from a family of veterans.
As the time for Independence approached, Field Marshal Sir Claude Achinlek asked Thimmayya to return back to Bharat & was appointed as Major General.
Once in Bharat, Thimmayya immersed in various works, from weapon procurement to refugee
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#Nehru ditched Tibet (like Bhutan was buffer state between🇮🇳& China

We lost to the Chinese despite a valiant fight put up by our soldiers,
what was Nehru doing to retaliate/ push back invading Chinese hordes?
Why did🇮🇳end up becoming a joke that’s compared with 3rd rate🇵🇰
SardarPatel warned #Nehru that China was in a vulnerable position,committed in Korea & not secure in its hold over mainland.

🇮🇳would’ve acquired status of great power
🇵🇰would’ve disappeared from radar of🌎attention
had Patel’s letter & international opinion not been ignored!
“Chinese communists are likely to invade Tibet”.
#Nehru September 1949

Yet, he sacrificed India’s national security interests in Tibet;
to not weaken China’s case in the UN!

“Lack of confirmation of the presence of Chinese troops in Tibet” Panikkar, 🇮🇳Ambassador to China
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