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Advantage over Pak lost due to Modi’s flip-flop: Congress

The  Congress on Friday alleged that “flip-flop” policy of PM Narendra Modi had helped Pakistan reposition itself to a “pivot” position from being a “pariah” in the global system and destroyed India’s strategic and diplomatic “advantages” over the neighbour.

The party added that it was ready to offer support to the ruling dispensation as a responsible opposition to effect a course correction in the Pakistan policy.

“In the last two years, Pakistan has been able to reposition itself from being a pariah in the global system to now again being seen as a pivot for regional stability. The four-nation talks on Afghanistan and the sale of F-16s are signs of how we have allowed Pakistanis to reemerge within the global order,” Congress’ chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said.

Keeping up the attack over Pakistan’s unilateral suspension of the peace process, he insisted that government’s “flip-flop” policy had allowed Islamabad to set the agenda in the dialogue process.

“In his quest for an image makeover as that of a world statesman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dismantled the entire matrix of our strategic and diplomatic advantages over Pakistan,” he added.

Taking a dig at Modi, he said, “Narendra Modi has been run out by Pakistan in his dangerous quest for a non-existent run. As a responsible opposition and as Indians, we believe this moment allows us an opportunity to recalibrate, pause and reflect and course correct, and we would like to engage and offer support to the ruling dispensation if they deem it necessary.” 
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