Lal Bahadur Shastri – Foreign policy

He launched a massive peace promoting operation in the sphere of Foreign Affairs. Most damage to promote cleared relations big Next Door neighbours like Nepal Afghanistan Burma Pakistan and salon. She made his presence Nonaligned Summit held at Cairo

1) nuclear disarmament

2) peaceful settlement of border disputes

3) freedom from foreign domination and racial discrimination

4) economic development through International Cooperation and

5) and condition support to you and a status for peace and progress.

He met Pakistan President Ayub Khan, both are forms that Indo-Pak relations needed to be improved for mutual advantage. On 30 October 1964 Shastri’s government signed the 10 point agreement with to solve the seemingly unsolvable problem of lakhs of stateless Indian residents of the island Nation. Reacting to the threat posed by China’s nuclear bomb Prime Minister Shastri reiterated India’s decision to uphold principal of atoms for peace and not to make the atom bomb. He also met the Federation of British Industries and invited British Businessman to invest in India.

In one month alone (Feb1965), 4 foreign dignitaries came to India. There were the French Premier, George Pompidon, the Burmese President General Ne Win, the Finnish President Dr. Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, and the Afghan premiere Dr.M.Yusuf. Shastri Foreign Policy was pragmatic, practical and down to earth and his pursuit of such a dynamic Policy was cut short by his premature death.

Assessment:

Lal Bahadur Shastri was a self-made politician cum Prime Minister. Shastri responded to the challenge of food crisis with amazing achievements and he and his Food Minister laid the foundation for Green Revolution. Indo-Pak war endeared Shastri as hero and darling to the people of India.