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‘Modi government should avoid foreign policy flip flops’

JDU said that the NDA govt should formulate the next steps carefully

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 17 2016 3:50PM | Updated Date: Sep 17 2016 3:50PM

‘Modi government should avoid foreign policy flip flops’

The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said that the NDA government should avoid foreign policy flip flops, adding that it should formulate the next steps carefully so that it is part of a strategically thought out framework.

 

Commenting on Baloch Republican Party founder Brahamdagh Bugti’s remark that he would consider requesting India for asylum, JD (U) leader Pawan Verma said these are the areas where the foreign policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi formulation occasionally faults itself.

 

“It is one thing to raise human right violations in Balochistan in particular in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, we have a legitimate right to do it,” Verma told a news agency.

 

“I would request the External Affairs Ministry and the Modi Government to formulate the next steps carefully, so that it is part of a strategically thought out framework, rather than being impulsive or ad-hoc, because then it becomes one step forward and two steps backward. We should try and avoid the flip flops in foreign policy, especially vis-a-vis Pakistan and in our region that we have seen in the past,” he added.

 

Bugti on Friday clarified that he has not made a formal request to India for asylum, but added that if does get the opportunity in the future, he would certainly consider it.

 

He said that the request would be made formally after discussing the issue within the party on September 19.