Wednesday , July 24 2024

Jaishankar's 'smart' answer regarding Russia forced even the US Secretary of State to laugh – News India Live

During the Munich Security Conference, when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was asked about India-Russia relations, he gave such a 'smart' answer that even US Secretary of State Antony Blinken laughed. Both Antony Blinken and Jaishankar were present in a program and the host was asking them questions. On one of his questions, Jaishankar said, if we are so smart that we have many options then what is there to worry about. You should appreciate us for this.

On the issue of war between Russia and Ukraine, the host told S Jaishankar that it seems that India's foreign policy has now shifted from 'non-alignment' to 'all-alignment'. India did not listen to America in the matter of buying oil and has continuously maintained trade relations with Russia. On that Jaishankar said, is this a problem? Why should this be a problem? If we are smart and we have many options. You should praise us. This is not a problem for others either. I would like to say that there are many types of pressures on a country. It is very difficult to build dimensional relations with any country.

Antony Blinken was laughing when the moderator asked S Jaishankar about continuing to buy oil amid the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. Jaishankar replied, I do not want you to get the impression that we are simply making changes without paying attention to any sentiments. This is not the case at all. We also believe in some things. We go with the people. Let's share some things. But things are not the same everywhere.

He said that there is a history behind every relationship. Actually, the relationship between America and Germany has a history. On the other hand, a country needs different friends for different things. He said that life is very complex. Good partners give you options and smart partners take away some of those options. The Foreign Minister has reached Germany to participate in the 69th Munich Security Conference.