To Go or Not To Go

Shankar: Shankar's Weekly, November 4, 1962
China attacked India on October 20, 1962. Defence Minister Krishna Menon wondered whether he should resign from the Cabinet. Colleagues Lal Bahadul Shastri, Gulzar Lal Nanda, SK Patil, Jagjivan Ram and Morarji Desai as well as Rajagopalachari and Kripalani (at the door) await outcome while Nehru ponders.
(Shankar / Shankar's Weekly / November 4, 1962)

On October 31, Nehru took over the Defense portfolio; VK Krishna Menon was made a mere Minister for Defense Production. The following days, the pressure continued to mount on Nehru asking for Menon's resignation. Finally on November 7, Nehru sacrificed his faithful lieutenant.
Nehru however remained Prime Minister.

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