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Richard Nixon - Cold stop

india Updated: Nov 01, 2010 16:09 IST
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Richard Nixon's visit to India in July 1969 was short, and he almost seemed to be snapping at Indian leaders. He came for just 23 hours and said in his statement: "above all, my purpose is to discuss the roads to peace." There was no warmth in his visit and Nixon never got along with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

India's political scene was turbulent as Indira Gandhi was fighting with her opponents in the Congress party over the choice of presidential candidate after Zakir Husain's death.