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Khurshid questions government's foreign policy on US, Pak

India TV News Desk 09 Aug 2014, 9:12:51 AM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the foreign policy under the new leadership is lacking depth and seriousness on important matters with the US and Pakistan.

Khurshid asked the BJP-led NDA government to disclose what progress it has made in relations with Pakistan necessitating Foreign Secretary level talks later this month.

“Is there any improvement in the circumstances that they are going for bilateral discussion? If there is no improvement in the situation, what is prompting government to hold talks? It is a clear case of hypocrisy on the part of the BJP which created a furore when UPA government held talks with Pakistan,” he said on Friday.

"During our time, Pakistan promised certain things but did not fulfill those which is why we suspended the talks. We didn't resume dialogue. We just made some contact to find out if it is possible to hold discussions," he said.

The bilateral relations touched a low after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack of 2008, with India accusing Pakistan of protecting the attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

The Congress leader further expressed doubt whether government had raised the issue of snooping of the BJP leaders by America's National Security Agency during Secretary John Kerry last month visit to India.