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Nehru’s Communique to Liaqat: October 27, 1947

Excerpts of a Telegram of Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru to his Pakistani counterpart Liaqat Ali Khan on October 27, 1947 after Indian government officially intervened in Kashmir following tribal invasion

Nehru’s telegram to Liaqat Ali Khan On 27 October 1947, the day the Indian army officially intervened in Kashmir.
Jawaharlal Nehru sent the following telegram to Liaqat Ali Khan, the Prime
Minister of Pakistan:

I should like to make it clear that the question of aiding Kashmir in this emergency is not designed in any way to influence the State to accede to India. Our view which we have repeatedly made public is that the question of accession in any disputed territory or State must be decided in accordance with the wishes of people and we adhere to this view

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