His Contribution in the Foreign Policies
Lal Bahadur Shastri
He had paid great involvement in the foreign policies to enhance the country defense budget by increasing the closer relationship with the Soviet Union after the disastrous condition of the country of Sino Indian War in 1962. He had decided to increase the defense budget of armed forces of the country after the military ties of Chinese Peoples Republic and Pakistan.
He also had signed the agreement of Srimavo Shastri Pact (Bandaranaike Shastri pact) in 1964 with the Prime minister of Sri Lanka (Sirimavo Bandaranaike) considering the Indian Tamils status in the then Ceylon. During this agreement sign up a big settlement was done between India and Sri Lanka, around 600,000 Indian Tamils were freed up and around 375,000 were granted citizenship of Sri Lanka. However, on 31st of October in 1981, this settlement was lapsed by India due to the death of the Lal Bahadur Shastri and only 300,000 Indian Tamils were repatriated and only 185,000 were granted citizenship by the Sri Lanka.