Government's diplomatic moves embarrassed India globally: Congress
New Delhi, April 26: The Congress on Tuesday said certain diplomatic moves of the rendra Modi-led government have embarrassed India globally and it needs to show more maturity and seriousness while handling foreign affairs. “The government has once again embarrassed the country through a diplomatic gaffe, which could best be avoided,” Congress leader And Sharma said with reference to the issuance of a visa to Uighur leader Dolkun Isa and its cancellation subsequently. He said India and Chi have a strategic cooperative partnership. Therefore, the conduct of diplomacy demands maturity and seriousness, the Congress leader said.
“It was a considered decision (to grant Indian visa to Isa) taken by the government to grab headlines. For three days, the propaganda machinery went in overdrive to say it is a masculine response,” Sharma, a Rajya Sabha MP, told reporters outside parliament here.
“It was immature to say so and now to give an explation that it was a glitch in our electronic visa system makes India look silly and incompetent,” he said. The Congress leader said it would be graceful on the government’s part to say that the move was an idvertent mistake which had since been corrected. (IANS)