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Rajiv Gandhi's last moments as a suicide bomber comes up to him. He was killed weeks before a 1991 election that would have made him Prime Minister again. He had served in the post from 1984 to 1989 but lost power in the wake of the fake "Bofors scandal." Both the scandal and the assassination were probably the work of MI 6.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India
British national Peter Bleach was caught after parachuting crates of deadly weapons to a terrorist groupp in West Bengal in 1994. He was found guilty of "waging war against the Indian State and sentenced in 2000 to a life sentence, but released in 2004 after British Prime Minister Tonly Blair interceded.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
of Britain held a bizarre press conference in Delhi where she was attending Indira Gandhi's funeral
Helped fund uprising in India
Britain has never forgiven India its independence. Ever since 1947 it has fought a bitter, relentless, crazy war against the Indian people, British leaders barely able to contain their ill-feeling even as they professed friendship. (Read Margaret Thatcher's comments in India where she was attending Indira Gandhi's funeral. It's something evil out of Shakespeare.)
In the 1990s, as India tried to reform its economy and attract foreign investment there were a series of disastrous developments ranging from Rajiv Gandhi's assassination to stock market scandals and serial terrorist attacks on Mumbai, the country's financial center. They coincided with the presence of a British spook in Mumbai in the guise of an investment banker