Nehru’s telegram to Pakistan and the liberation of Hyderabad

This Article First Appeared In The India Today On Sept 17, 2023

On September 11, 1948, the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, sent an urgent telegram message to the Pakistani PM, Liaquat Ali Khan.

“… We have no aggressive designs on Hyderabad and such action as we may be compelled to take to restore law and order within the State will not be of our seeking but the result of the refusal of the Government of Hyderabad to respond satisfactorily to the many proposals for a settlement made by us during the last one year…

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