Heard only one side of conversation, so we reserve our judgement: MEA on Trump-Sharif phone call
Sharif on Wednesday night telephoned US president-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him during which Trump called him a 'terrific guy'.
New Delhi: Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's telephonic talk with Donald Trump, during which the US president-elect called him “a terrific guy”, India on Thursday gave a guarded reaction and said it will reserve its judgement till it becomes clear what transpired in the conversation.
Sharif on Wednesday night telephoned US president-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him.
During the conversation, Trump reportedly told Sharif that he would play a positive role to help address Pakistan's problems.
Trump also told him that he is a “terrific guy”.
Reacting to the Trump-Sharif phone call, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said “We have only seen one side of the conversation, so will reserve our judgement.”
On the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terror, Swarup said, “We will never accept continued cross border terrorism as the new normal, stop cross border terror and then we can talk.”
He said that “Pakistan called for an international inquiry, we said we are happy even with their domestic inquiry, we gave them DNA, fingerprints,” after Uri.
“Waiting for certain details before deciding on the next step,” Swarup said.
He added that India is always in favour of talks but not in an atmosphere of terror.