Motivational Story – When Lal Bahadur Shastri criticized war by America in Vietnam

Pic: Indian Defence News

Former Indian Prime Minister Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri was known for his simplicity, honestly and courage to speak the truth. Here we are sharing an inspiring incident about his truthfulness.

Towards the end of 1965 and before his death on January 11, 1966, in an interview with an American journalist, Lal Bahadur Shastri, despite his dependency on America for food import, didn’t nod his head and said the war by America in Vietnam was an act of aggression.

His statement wasn’t received well by the American counterpart who then stopped food exports to India under a ‘Stop-go-policy’. India was then in such a miserable situation that the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations had to appeal to the US to resume food exports.

Moral of the Story: Speaking truth is not easy. It may have adverse consequences. But still you should stay with truth.

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