India has received praise from the entire board for many of its foreign policy initiatives, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday, a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan praised India for its independent foreign policy.
When asked at a media briefing about Mr Khan’s comments, Mr Shringla said the Indian record spoke for itself and suggested that it was wrong to say that only one leader praised New Delhi.
“To say that one person is wrong. I think we have received praise from the whole board for many of our foreign policy initiatives at the prime ministerial level. I think our record speaks for itself,” the foreign secretary said at a media briefing.
At a public rally in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region, Mr Khan praised India for following an independent foreign policy saying New Delhi was importing crude oil from Russia despite American sanctions on Moscow for its attacks on Ukraine.