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'Terror Against India Today May Be Directed Against Pak Tomorrow'

The new minister for external affairs lacks the inhibition and self-consciousness typical of those inducted into the Union cabinet for the first time

'Terror Against India Today May Be Directed Against Pak Tomorrow'
Jitender Gupta
'Terror Against India Today May Be Directed Against Pak Tomorrow'
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Dressed nattily in kurta-pyjama and waistcoat, and readily agreeing to pose for the camera, Union minister for external affairs S.M. Krishna lacks the inhibition and self-consciousness typical of those inducted into the Union cabinet for the first time. A surprise choice to fashion India's foreign policy for the next five years, the suave and urbane minister spoke to Pranay Sharma on a range of issues with the elan of a man born to diplomacy. His furious pace of work over the next few weeks, as he noted with some regret, will deprive him of a chance to visit Wimbledon to watch the tennis matches there later this month. Excerpts:

What will it take for the India-Pakistan dialogue to restart?

We are all for the dialogue to be restarted. Pakistan has assured us a number of times before that terror directed against India will not be allowed to emanate from its soil. But those assurances have remained only on paper. 26/11 was an assault on India directed from Pakistani soil. Unfortunately, the attack on India prompted us to call off the dialogue...
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