External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar answered 10 messages to Rahul Gandhi
@rahulgandhi has questions on Foreign Policy. Here are some answers:
Ask the analysts.
Ask the media.
• And address the #border infrastructure imbalance legacy. Compare 2014-20 with 2008-14. Budget up by 280%, road building by 32%, bridges by 99% and tunnels by 6 times.
Ask our Jawans.
And some facts on our #neighbourhood:
•The Hambantota Port agreement between #SriLanka and China was concluded in 2008.
Ask those who dealt with it.
•Difficult ties with #Maldives, after India watched President Nasheed being toppled in 2012, now stand transformed.
Ask our businesses.
•A settled land boundary (2015) with #Bangladesh; opens path to more development and transit. And terrorists no longer find safe haven there.
Ask our security.
•#Nepal after 17 years is getting Prime Ministerial visits. And a swathe of developmental projects: power, fuel, housing, hospital, roads, etc.
Ask their citizens.
•#Bhutan finds a stronger security and development partner. And unlike 2013, they don’t worry about their cooking gas.
Ask their households.
•#Afghanistan sees completed projects (Salma Dam, Parliament), expanded training and serious connectivity.
Ask the Afghan street.
•And #Pakistan (that you skipped) surely notes the difference between Balakot & Uri on the one hand, and Sharm-el-Sheikh, Havana & 26/11 on the other.