ISLAMABAD: Although it’s no laughing matter, it was a day of confusion in New Delhi the place Indian officers have been falling over one another to elucidate to their public as to who’s in command of New Delhi’s Overseas Coverage relating to bilateral relations with Pakistan.
The confusion began with Indian Excessive Commissioner Gautam Bambawale when he was questioned on Monday if his Prime Minister would attend the South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) in Islamabad in November. He replied, “Prime Minister Modi is wanting ahead to visiting Islamabad for the SAARC summit”.
As diplomats on the Indian Ministry of Exterior Affairs and the Prime Minister Workplace went right into a spin, communications between New Delhi and Karachi the place Bambawale was residing continued, and eventually it was at 5pm within the night on Tuesday that a assertion got here from New Delhi got here.
Spokesman on the Indian Exterior Ministry clarified, “As I said in my weekly briefing, selections and bulletins of such nature (Modi’s go to to Islamabad) will not be made to date prematurely”. He nonetheless left the choice open about Modi’s go to within the face of hypothesis in New Delhi, that the prime minister would as an alternative ship President Pranab Mukerjee.
Modi authorities created comparable confusions when it didn’t assume it was applicable to tell its personal Islamabad Excessive Fee that its prime minister was on his method to Lahore to satisfy together with his Pakistani counterpart. Former Excessive Commissioner Dr TCA Raghavan and his diplomats have been knowledgeable lower than an hour earlier than Modi landed within the provincial capital.
Whereas Pakistan’s Overseas Workplace watched, amused as Indian officers have been tying themselves into knots, the standard “official sources” have been being quoted by the Indian media saying, ”No choice (has been) taken but on PM’s go to to Islamabad for Saarc, to be determined later. Depends upon numerous elements together with Pakistan’s motion on terror.”
Additionally, with phone connections not working, there was no Overseas Workplace official out there to elucidate why the confirmed handle of Gautam Bambawale to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday was cancelled on the final second.
Similar was the issue with making an attempt to contact Indian diplomats right here. Initially, this incident was picked up by solely the Indian media and there have been no feedback from the native media. “Simply half an hour earlier than the occasion, invite for which was acquired and accepted by him (Bambewale) a few weeks in the past… That is very disrespectful on the a part of the organisers,” Indian officers in Karachi commented.
Yesterday, throughout an interactive session organised by the Karachi Council on Overseas Relations, Bambawale had taken a swipe at Pakistan over its interference in Kashmir, saying individuals dwelling in glass homes shouldn’t be throwing stones at others.
“There are issues in each India and Pakistan and also you (Pakistan) ought to give attention to resolving your issues earlier than wanting into the issues of different nations,” the Excessive Commissioner had stated. The organizers in Karachi didn’t give a cause instantly for the cancellation, until the writing of this report.
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