It is always a pleasure to delve into history with former foreign minister K Natwar Singh.
This week he writes in his column in the Sunday Guardian: “On February 27, 1967, I sent a note to (then) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
regarding what a German Member of Parliament, Felix Von Eckardt, had said about nuclear power. I thought it would amuse her. It did. “Non-proliferation
is like a club of notorious boozers who demand a written agreement from the teetotallers that they never take alcohol and won’t even touch a drop when a glass is offered to them. And then after the pact is signed, these drinkers not only sit together and booze again, but throw the empty bottles at the teetotallers.”