October 8, 2007Foreign Affairs

Now they’re even repeating old speeches

Forget fresh thinking. There’s not even fresh talk from Pranab Mukherjee

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

As if to confirm the criticism leveled against the UPA government for having a foreign policy independent of facts on the ground, comes this report (via The Rational Fool).

Industry captains and journalists in the northeast were numbed into silence Sunday when External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee read out almost verbatim a written speech on India’s Look East’ policy that he delivered four months ago. [Earthtimes]As usual there were pundits at hand to engage in post facto rationalisation. Perhaps there was nothing else he could think of, goes the defence. Why, that only compounds Mr Mukherjee’s fault. For there has been a big change in the last four months that’s worth, shall we say, talking about.

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