Former Raw Chief flays BJP for canceling talks with Pak

Aug 20th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

Former chief of India’s intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Amar Singh Dulat has criticized the BJP government’s decision of canceling foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan on the pretext of the meeting between Hurriyet leaders and Pakistani High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, in New Delhi. A S Dulat, who also served as advisor on Kashmir to former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, in a media interview termed the meeting of Hurriyet leaders with the Pakistan High Commissioner a non- issue.

He said that the Hurriyet leaders had been meeting the Pakistan officials since the tenure of Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and that it was no issue if at present they had met with Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

A S Dulat said that he believed that talks were the only way ahead that could resolve the issues between the two countries. “I hope that talks will be resumed,” he added.

The former RAW chief maintained that the BJP-led government had undermined and forgotten the policies of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “I have already said it that had Vajpayee been the Prime Minister, Afzal Guru would not have been hanged. He always strived to extend the hand of friendship towards Pakistan,” he stated.

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