Nehru had no understanding of economics. He hated business and industry, and openly said so. He chose socialism, and destroyed two generations of India. There was no need to open India to anybody, all that was needed was to set Indians free to do business and set up industries. We would have been a first world country by now. He was a dhimmi, and a romantic who believed that what he believed was believed by everybody. So he believed that Pakistanis needed just a hug, a smile, and UN was an impartial body of Philosopher Kings who would do justice on Kashmir. He hated Hinduism, hated Hindus, and made it known. He thought Chinese were just fellow socialists who needed his help at UN, etc. He thought because he doesn’t like war and military, so nobody does, and therefore decimated a fledgeling Indian army. The only legitimate duty of government is to keep citizens safe from violence, and for that first and foremost duty of a govt is to maintain an army. He singularly failed in this primary duty of his. It was only because of Providence that we survived him, because his pernicious influence is still with us, in the form of a dhimmi, socialist ruling elite, Leftist factories like JNU; a ruling elite that is busy 24×7 denigrating, mocking, subverting Hinduism; that is ashamed of being born Hindu and Indian; and a Dynasty that has spawned a whole culture of bootlicking, favouritism, loot, thievery, influence peddling, and patronises a huge network of taxpayer funded sine cures, thus ensuring that it is always in power, even if it is out of office.
The way his legacy has been scrubbed of all reality, is the best example of The Big Lie of Separating a Ruling Elite from the consequences of its actions and policies. A country becomes what its ruling elite is, and if India has become what it has become, Nehru, who is the real father of the Indian ruling elite of today, is fully and squarely responsible.