India’s main opposition BJP today slammed the Indian central government over its foreign policy with Sri Lanka.
BJP leader Jaswant Singh said that India’s poor foreign policy had led to relations with Sri Lanka deteriorating, the Press Trust of India reported.
“Also the experiment of Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka to fight against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam ( LTTE), whom India had promoted, is an example of our bad experience.”
The former External Affairs Minister was addressing a seminar on “Threats to National Identity and Security”, organised by Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation to mark his 60th death anniversary.
He said India’s relations with China and Pakistan, over border issue, are the examples of the wrong policies of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
“While China worked on strengthening its internal security and borders, Pt Nehru’s first concern was to become more popular in the world,” the BJP leader said.
“India would be the only country in the world which had such a vast territory but its borders are not defined even after the 66 years of Independence,” he claimed.
He also said that India had no idea about the number of its island territories till 2002.