Cricket diplomacy part of PM`s agenda: Preneet Kaur
Patiala: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday said that `Cricket Diplomacy` was part of an agenda set by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to build confidence between India and Pakistan.
"We can look beyond cricket diplomacy as it is a continuous process by the Prime Minister to build confidence between both countries," said Kaur.
She was interacting with reporters on the occasion of the 6th death anniversary of former MP Sant Ram Singla at the residence of Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla.
"India always wanted peace in the subcontinent and efforts for improving bilateral ties between neighbouring countries are on," said the minister.
On the the presence of Chinese army in POK, she said that External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had already stated that India would take all measures necessary to ensure the
safety and security of people as well as the territorial integrity of the nation.
Asked about the impact on Congress after the formation of a new political party by former finance minister Manpreet Badal, she said, "We don`t have to worry at all as he had
earlier been with the Akali Dal for the last 20 years and it will be a blow to the Akali Dal."
"No doubt he (Badal) has been receiving good response in his public rallies but how much he will be able to transform it into the votes remains to be seen," she quipped.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: US army's joint exercise with Indian Army and their consolation on Uri attack
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak
- PM Modi slams Pakistan govt during his speech in Kozhikode
- DNA: Analysis of Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak - Part II
- SHOCKING VIDEO: This man was trying to take selfie with python - You won't believe what happened next!
- Donald Trump praises Hindu community's contributions to US
- Uri effect? India, Afghanistan bypass Pak to set up exclusive air corridor
- Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers 10 GB data at 1 GB rate
- Govt calls meet on Indus Water Treaty; Water Resources Ministry, MEA to brief PM Modi