Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 19
Senior Congress chief Anand Sharma right now mentioned External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar ought to cease being in denial of overseas coverage failures and cease politicising the armed forces.
In a sequence of tweets right now, Sharma mentioned, “Amused by Foreign Minister S Jaishankar’s defence of a directionless overseas coverage. Rhetoric and tweets don’t change the bottom actuality. Neighbourhood first has been a precedence of India’s overseas coverage, however sadly derailed by a cavalier strategy,” Sharma mentioned, including that India and Nepal shared a relationship primarily based on belief, friendship and mutual respect, and the current drift and pressure are a matter of nationwide concern.
“The Foreign Minister can not have the posh of denial however ought to reply for the failures. Foreign coverage will need to have gravitas and depth. Engagements with strategic companions demand seriousness and can’t be trivialised and diminished to occasion administration. You might create illusions by your optics, however historical past will decide you by outcomes,” Sharma mentioned after Jaishankar had rebutted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on the latter’s claims that India’s relations with the world had been flailing.
Hitting again, Sharma right now mentioned Jaishankar’s reference to Mumbai terror assault was oddly misplaced.
“India’s response was strong and mobilisation of worldwide assist uncovered and remoted Pakistan. Why use Balakote, Uri and each courageous motion of Indian armed forces for partisan propaganda? Every Indian is pleased with them. Do I’ve to remind that the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy existed earlier than May 2014 and their heroics and valour revered globally? The Army belongs to the nation and fights underneath the tricolour. Advising in nationwide curiosity. Do not politicise or monopolise our defence forces,” Sharma mentioned.