NDA govt seemd to be on right path on foreign policy: Natwar Singh

Former external affairs minister Kunwar Natwar Singh on Thursday suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus more on India's neighbours and SAARC members as part of the foreign policy and said the NDA government seemed to be on the 'right track".

Jaipur: Former external affairs minister Kunwar Natwar Singh on Thursday suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus more on India's neighbours and SAARC members as part of the foreign policy and said the NDA government seemed to be on the 'right track".

Singh, who was speaking after his release of his book by Director of Step-by-Step foundation Jayshree Periwal, said his auto-biography was not Sonia centric, but had chapters on Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Pakistan, China among others.

There is only one chapter in his biography on Sonia Gandhi.

"Since this is for the first time, it has been mentioned in the book that Gandhi had refused the Prime Ministership on Rahul Gandhi's insistence, that has made it a talking point.

"However, the readers are now discovering other aspects on my life and experience which are narrated in the book and took four years for him to write. The book has chapters on Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Pakistan, China among other," he said.

Speaking about his meeting with Modi, Singh said he had suggested him that he should focus his foreign policy with his neighbours and SAARC members.

"The (NDA) government seemed to be on the right track," he said.

He expressed his dismay over Jawaharlal Nehru not being considered as the best Prime Minister, India had ever had.

"He said his contribution to the nation in giving democracy, secularism, dams factories, IITs etc cannot be forgotten. He spent 10 year in jail during the freedom movement.

"However, he committed three blunders relating to the Kashmir issue (being referred to the UN), the permanent membership at the Security Council at the UN and the flawed relationship with china," he said.

The former Congress leader later answered a large number of questions of Jaipur's Intelligentsia and students.

 

 

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