PM Modi’s ‘cavalier’ conduct of foreign policy hurting India’s national interests: Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 19, 2018 7:04:32 pm

Hitting out at the government’s policy towards Pakistan, Sharma said it has been a “disaster” and it was “unbecoming” of a prime minister to speak out the way he did. (Express Photo by Pradeep Kumar.)

The Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “cavalier” conduct of foreign policy at the Commonwealth Summit and bilateral meeting with British counterpart Theresa May, saying it is “hurting” India’s national interests.

Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma said the prime minister’s “boastful” claims on surgical strike neutralising cross-border terror is “embarrassing” as India continues to be exposed to multiple terrorist strikes from across the border, losing brace officers and soldiers.

“Prime Minister Modi’s cavalier conduct of foreign policy at the Commonwealth Summit in London and the bilateral meeting with the British prime minister is hurting India’s national interests.

“He needs a firm reminder that India engages with its strategic partner countries with maturity and gravitas and does not take sides or make an uninformed statement on issues of disputes between two strategic partner countries,” he said in a statement.

Hitting out at the government’s policy towards Pakistan, Sharma…

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