President Nasser looks curiously at an overcome Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi broke into tears as President Nasser arrived in India in 1966


6 Responses to “President Nasser looks curiously at an overcome Indira Gandhi”

  1. It could be possible that since Nehru, Soekarno and Nasser were the founding fathers of the Non-Aligned Movement, Indira Gandhi was reminded of her father Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.


  2. Yes this was the tear day for Indira Mam, Cause Nasser Sir had worked with Chacha Nehru, She remind her father

  3. The year 1966 was not long after the demise of Jawaharlal Nehru, one of the great founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, father of Indira and a reliable and tested friend of Abdel Goyum Nasser, the President of Egypt. The sudden death of Prime-Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and the responsibility of the Premier that fell on Indira were also vital points to remember in understanding the emotional expressions of Indira at that time. In the formative years of the Non-Aligned Movement from Bandung to Belgrade, Nehru worked steadfastly with Suekarno, A.G.Nasser, N-Cruma, Marshal Tito and the Bandarnayeks of Srilanka. The 1960s for India and Egypt both did not auger well. Ahead of 1966, India fought two wars; one with China and the other with Pakistan, normalcy was yet to be restored; then in 1966 Nasser was just one year ahead of the Egyptian debacle in 1967 against Israel. The visit of India by Nasser in 1966 was a part of diplomatic preparation that Egypt undertook before the declartion of war on Israel in 1967. Just at that time Nasser reminded Indira of his earlier visit to India and his cordial relations with Nehru and Lal Bahadur and all these remembrances made her burst into tears, but not only tears of bereavement, tears of glory and tears of heritage, of course.

    Sailen Debnath

  4. How are Nasser and Indira Gandhi similar

  5. Hi
    his name is Gamal Abdel Nasser…the greatest arabic leader ever to grace us with his presence….we are orphaned without him

  6. The Indian convoy played the wrong national anthem of Egypt, which was in vogue when there was no democracy in Egypt. Nasser reminded her of that.

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