‘Our Global Status Not Dependant On Banquets’: Subramanian Swamy Taunts Modi After India Excluded From Afghan Talks
India stood on the sidelines as Pakistan facilitated the talks upon the request of US President Donald Trump.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy took a thinly veiled dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while commenting on Tuesday, January 29 that India has been left out of the Afghanistan talks.
India has been completely excluded from the Afghanistan future talks. India’s global status does not depend on the number of banquets we attend
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) January 29, 2019
Swamy wrote that India has been “completely excluded” from the Afghanistan future talks.
He ostensibly questioned the current government’s approach to foreign policy by adding that “India’s global status does not depend on the number of banquets we attend.”
On Wednesday, a top US envoy had said that the negotiators for the United States and the Taliban insurgents reached “agreements in principle” on key issues for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. While Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has facilitated the talks on the request of US President Donald Trump, India, which had earlier played a significant role in the war-torn country’s rebuilding, was left out of the process entirely.
(With PTI inputs)