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George Fernandes’s Emotional Speech In Singapore

George Fernandes fought back tears while delivering this emotional speech about India’s commitment to peace at a meeting of defence ministers in Singapore in 2002. The former defence minister was speaking at the height of the 2001-02 standoff with Pakistan. It was sparked by a terror attack on the Indian Parliament in December 2001 by suspected Pakistan-backed operatives. As India and Pakistan went on to amass nearly a million troops on the border, terrorists assassinated Kashmiri separatist leader Abdul Ghani Lone in Srinagar in May. This flared tensions further and brought the two countries closer to war. In 1999, Fernandes had also overseen the Kargil War between the two nuclear powers. He died on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s.

01/29/2019 1:14 PMupdated: 02/05/2019 12:46 PM
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  • Sonia N.
    01/29/2019 13:19

    RIP

  • Anuj K.
    01/29/2019 14:40

    RIP

  • Vinay S.
    01/29/2019 15:51

    he was a great man , no dout about it .But , ALAS my Gd hath feet feet of clay !

  • Nataraj B.
    01/29/2019 16:07

    Mr Fernandez Was from Karnataka Basically from Mangalore Resident of Bangalore His ideology maches common man But he was not popular, his achievements is an inspiration He was not popularized in this country, because I was inactive to gather information !!!? Sorry india

  • Hasan I.
    01/29/2019 16:46

    George Fernandes is neither my hero nor will I pay tribute to genocide defender. On Graham Steins burning alive along with his two sons by Bajrang Dal, Fernandes said "Graham stone's murder is part of international conspiracy" On Gujarat Riots: "This is not the first time that riots started in Gujarat and it is not the first time women were ill-treated and subjected to crimes like rape and (were) burnt alive." "A pregnant woman's stomach being cut, a daughter being raped in front of her mother" were not new things, Fernandes had said.

  • Nav S.
    01/29/2019 17:42

    RIP. Great man.

  • Sunny G.
    01/29/2019 17:53

    Arey ye BJP ka hai, galat post kardiya brut tune😂😂😂😂

  • Riazuddin M.
    01/29/2019 19:58

    #CoffinScam....

  • Sithanthi A.
    01/30/2019 05:08

    Despite several serious failures, Vajpayee cannot be seen as a weak PM where foreign relations were concerned.

  • Anshu A.
    01/30/2019 05:41

    Sir we need more leaders like u

  • Gangadhar S.
    01/30/2019 06:14

    Common man to great leader, what an achieve ment, !

  • Brut India
    01/30/2019 12:11

    A full obituary for “George, the Giant Killer’’: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/firebrand-political-rebel-to-defence-minister-george-fernandes-to-lonely-end-5560408/

  • Sithin P.
    01/30/2019 16:50

    Nationalist

  • Shekhar S.
    01/30/2019 17:30

    Om Shanti om

  • Yuvraj S.
    01/30/2019 19:03

    one of the finest leader we had..

  • Pushpendra
    01/31/2019 11:37

    Huge respect , he and dr apj abdulkallam sahab ji r my idol

  • Harsha K.
    01/31/2019 12:31

    One second brut India, not suspected Pakistan based terrorists, they were Pakistani terrorists

  • Brut India
    01/31/2019 13:52

    Fernandes also oversaw a top-secret surgical strike across the Line of Control, writes Manvendra Singh of the Congress. It was never reported in the Indian media, he says, and that Pakistani media reports on the incident were later taken down. https://theprint.in/opinion/george-fernandes-ordered-indias-most-effective-surgical-strike-till-date/184865/

  • Akash S.
    01/31/2019 16:02

    Hume rona hi aata tha bs!

  • Mohd S.
    02/02/2019 04:53

    Join The Youth Movement With Me