The Congress on Monday targeted the government over cancelling the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan and said it has “opaque and incoherent” foreign policy towards Islamabad which has been sending “confused signals” to the countrymen.
“The question is not about calling off the talks. The question to be asked is why the talks were agreed to in the first place. What prompted the Narendra Modi government to decide to hold the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan when there was constant provocation from that side through constant ceasefire violations and giving clean chit to Hafiz Saeed, key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack?” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma asked.
The Congress had been attacking the Centre ever since it decided to send Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh to Pakistan on August 25 for talks.