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Indians Remember Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Poem About Pakistan

The video takes a dig at the ammunition support by the US to Pakistan while it tries to attack India.

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The announcement of Indian surgical strikes on Pakistan has brought Indians to indulge in a gloat-fest, generally reserved for cricket matches with Pakistan.

As people in India are leaving no stone unturned to put their feelings of patriotism (read: nationalism) on display, the people who have lived to see Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Prime Minister are reminiscing about the early 2000s.

A poem by Atal Bihari Vajpayee asking Pakistan to back down is making the rounds. Listen to Vajpayee recite the poem himself.

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In the poem, Vajpayee cautions Pakistan against trying to disrupt peace in India; an attack on India will only cause trouble for Pakistan, he says to loud applause.

Taking a dig at the ammunition support of the US to Pakistan, Vajpayee advices Pakistan to not dig its own grave, not axe its own foot.

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