Month: March 2010

UPA’s shabby approach to Indo-Pak talks : A self-inflicted insult

March 1, 2010

When in July 2001, General Musharraf returned from the Agra summit he was very angry with the Indian Government for having invited him and sent him back empty-handed, without even a joint statement containing some goody goody observations about Indo-Pak amity. In his initial reaction all his vitriol seemed concentrated on me. Later, however, in his memoir, In The Line of Fire, he did not spare even Shri Vajpayee. His acerbic comment was: “There is the man and there is the moment. When man and moment meet, history is made. Vajpayee failed to grasp the moment, and lost his moment in history” Taking due note of his remarks, Prime Minister Shri Vajpayee reacted, and put the record straight thus: “General Musharraf’s reported comment on the failure of our talks at Agra have surprised me. Every one in our government was acutely alive to the fact that there could be no … Continue reading UPA’s shabby approach to Indo-Pak talks : A self-inflicted insult

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