India's Worst Diplomatic Disaster: The 1969 Rabat Conference
In the 75-year history of India’s foreign policy, we’ve gotten a lot of things right and some things terribly wrong. HT delves into the story of one of India’s biggest mistakes: the Rabat Conference of 1969. At Rabat, India violated its secular principles, it was humiliated by Pakistan and hurt a number of its diplomatic relationships in the middle east. So here’s what happened. HT's Shashank Mattoo unpacks what took place at the conference at Rabat. Mattoo looks at why India chose to attend a conference of Islamic nations and how it turned into a nightmare for India's diplomats.