Zitate von Inder Kumar Gujral
Inder Kumar Gujral
Geburtstag: 4. Dezember 1919
Todesdatum: 30. November 2012
Inder Kumar Gujral war ein indischer Politiker und vom 21. April 1997 bis zum 19. März 1998 Premierminister von Indien für die Partei Janata Dal.
1942 wurde er als Mitglied der indischen Freiheitsbewegung inhaftiert. Vor seiner Amtszeit als Premierminister hatte er verschiedene Posten im Kommunikations-, Informations-, Bau-, Entwicklungs- und Außenministerium für die Kongresspartei. Er prägte während seiner Amtszeit den Begriff der Gujral-Doktrin, die besagte, dass Indien in den Beziehungen zu seinen asiatischen Nachbarländern Zugeständnisse im Sinne einer besseren Zusammenarbeit machen solle.
Sein Bruder ist der Künstler Satish Gujral.
Zitate Inder Kumar Gujral
„After the tests [Nuclear tests by India], I had said there was no imminent danger to India's security environment which necessitated us to undertake the tests. But the tests have taken place. Therefore, naturally, as a member of the nation, I have to see the situation in the post-nuclear age. It is now no use discussing whether the tests should have been undertaken or not. But India's nuclear policy from 1988, in fact from 1974, is totally justified.“
„…some parts of India were subject to militancy sponsored from across the border. The problems are in the northeast and the in north, it affects Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. I do not know for what reason previous central governments had decided that all the expenses incurred in fighting terrorism be debited to the state governments. This is wrong. Because wherever terrorism strikes, it destabilises the whole of India. It is an attack on India. I had promised that whatever expenses are incurred will be taken care of by the central government.“
„It fell to my lot to orient our foreign policy during the period of bewilderingly rapid changes wherein one kind of world was ushered out and another kind was ushered in.“
— I. K. Gujral
In: C. Raja Mohan An enduring diplomat http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mag/2003/02/09/stories/2003020900060400.htm, The Hindu, 9 February 2003 When he steered India's foreign policy at crucial junctures in 1989-91 and again during 1996-98
„The United Front Government’s neighbourhood policy now stands on five basic principles: First, with the neighbours like Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, India does not ask for reciprocity but gives all that it can in good faith and trust. Secondly, no South Asian country will allow its territory to be used against the interest of another country of the region. Thirdly, none will interfere in the internal affairs of another. Fourthly, all South Asian countries must respect each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. And finally, they will settle all their disputes through peaceful bilateral negotiations. These five principles, scrupulously observed, will, I am sure, recast South Asia’s regional relationship, including the tormented relationship between India and Pakistan, in a friendly, cooperative mould.“
— I. K. Gujral
In: Adam Roberts Sir Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of International Order http://books.google.co.in/books?id=gq73AgAAQBAJ&pg=PA188, I.B.Tauris, 20 August 2012 At his London speech on the commitment of political will of India.