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Forty Years Ago: February 7, 1979

Prime Minister Morarji Desai and the External Affairs Minister A B Vajpayee declined to comment on the Pakistan Supreme Court verdict on Mr Bhutto. “It is their internal affair and I do not want to interfere,” Desai said.


October 13, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Morarji’s Warning

“Let no one think that this government is weak,” Desai said to applause at a massive gathering of people at Ukai, near Surat. Desai accused Mrs Gandhi of adopting devious means to regain power but said all her attempts would end in frustration.

Forty Years Ago: October 28, 1977

India had cordial relations with all countries and the Soviet leaders understood this. Asked about the Soviet reaction to India’s improvement of relations with China, Morarji Desai said talks in this regard will have to take place between India and China.

November 6, 1977, Forty Years Ago; PM’s flight crashes

This may have been done deliberately so that the crew in the cockpit and the front part of the aircraft, would take the main impact of the crash. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal H. Moolgavkar, brought Desai back to Delhi in another TU-124, Rajhans.

February 2, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Parties And Tax

Here is what had happened forty years ago, have a look


February 14, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Morarji Desai In Sydney

Morarji Desai said there was now a greater sense of equality among small nations and the search was on for a consensus. People were now demanding peace and disarmament and the major powers — the United States and the Soviet Union.

March 12, 1978, Forty Years Ago; India-China Talks

Desai said that “we are willing to improve relations and extend friendly contacts.” The question came up after statements were made by both leaders affirming friendship between the two countries.

October 20, 1978, Forty Years Ago: PM Morarji Desai on China ties

October 20, 1978, Forty Years Ago: PM Morarji Desai pointed out that approaches between China and India had begun at the time when Mrs Gandhi was the prime minister.

October 4, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Kanti issue again

Prime Minister Morarji Desai once again firmly turned down the demand that the charges made against Kanti Desai should be referred to a commission of inquiry.