Islamabad, Aug 31 IANS | 2 months ago

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be having second thoughts on his decision to cancel foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, a newspaper said Sunday.


"Surprised by the strong domestic and foreign criticism of his government's unfortunate decision to cancel the talks which were fixed for Aug 25, Modi seems to be having second thoughts," the Dawn said.

A Dawn editorial quoted Modi as saying before leaving for Japan Saturday that New Delhi had "no hesitation" in having discussions with Islamabad on all "outstanding issues".

But Modi added that the talks were called off after Pakistan tried to make "a spectacle" of it by asking its high commissioner in New Delhi to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders.

"That was a poor excuse," the Dawn said.

Reiterating Pakistan's stand on Kashmir, it said Modi's remarks were an admission that the decision to cancel the talks was wrong as it had torpedoed the attempt to revive the bilateral peace process.

"Only the future will tell whether Modi's intentions ... constituted an exercise in PR, the target audience being Modi's critics abroad, or if he meant what he said," the editorial said.

(Posted on 31-08-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |

TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |