The Congress Monday attacked the government for the uncertainty over the proposed foreign secretary-level talks saying India’s foreign policy had never been “so much at sea” and in “darkness”. It also asked the government to come out clean on its engagement with Pakistan rather than “attempting riddles and compounding the crisis”.
“Now we are four days away? And we do not know. This is not the way national security should be conducted. This is not the way foreign affairs should be conducted…Please tell me when in Indian foreign policy have we been so much at sea and in darkness about yes or no,” said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
The Congress also attacked National Security Adviser Ajit Doval for an interview to a publication where he reportedly said that talks with Pakistan stood cancelled. As Doval denied the comment, Singhvi said that he had further “compounded and confounded the confusion”.
“Since just four days are left for the scheduled talks, rather than attempting riddles and compounding the crisis, it will be good if the NSA and the Prime Minister tell the nation as to what are the actionable proofs that they have given to Pakistan, and has Pakistan acted on them and to what extent…We would also like to know whether the government is satisfied by Pakistan’s actions,” he said.