In our everyday life, we have to trust one another for the smooth functioning of our activities. But any misplaced trust will lead us to disaster.
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India trusted the United Nations and made a complaint against Pakistan when that state invaded Kashmir, which is an integral part of India. But the world body failed to recognize the real aggressor and halted the armies of both the countries where they were. Even after sixty-eight years, the problem has not been resolved and the aggressor got away with his loot.
Jawaharlal Nehru entered into a friendship pact with Zhou en Lai, the premier of Communist China. The pact was elegantly named Panch Sheel or the five principles – the chief of which were non-aggression and respecting one’s territorial sovereignty. Before the ink dried on the paper, China invaded India both in the north-east and Ladak and Longju regions, well within our borders.