When PM Narendra Modi campaigned for Karnataka Assembly polls, he talked about two issues: Criticising former PM Jawaharlal Nehru and militarism. Unfortunately, he mixed up his facts – General KS Thimayya was not the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1948. It was held by British army man, Roy Butcher. Only in 1949, the position was handed over to KM Cariappa. Yes, there was friction between PM Nehru, Defence Minister VK Krishna Menon & General Thimayya, but that was an entire decade later and it had nothing to do with the first Indo-Pak war.
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