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Congress welcomes change in Modi Govt.'s Pak policy

Updated: Aug 14, 2016 16:15 IST

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday took a jibe at External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj's rebuttal to Pakistan's proposal for Foreign Secretary-level dialogue and said that they have now started tackling the Asian neighbour like the former UPA regime.

Congress leader Sandeep Dikhsit said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expected too much out of him with regard to dealing with Pakistan, but his endeavours have failed.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi had high hopes in terms of tackling Pakistan, but all of it has now fallen flat. Now, he has adopted the way Congress used to deal with Pakistan as now he knows that Congress' Pakistan policy was the correct policy. However, we will welcome this stand as its better late than ever," Dikhshit told ANI.

The External Affairs Minister yesterday said fighting the global scourge of terrorism is a central part of India's diplomatic engagements with Pakistan.

"Among the issues that dominate global concerns today is the threat of terrorism," Swaraj said while releasing a book, "The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India's Foreign Policy" here.

She said India is putting a lot of diplomatic energy on an early conclusion of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

"Equally important, we have made counter-terrorism cooperation a key element in many of our bilateral interactions," she said. (ANI)