India's foreign minister rebuffs US Senator on Kashmir
'Do not worry, Senator. One democracy will settle it and you know which one,' was how foreign minister S Jaishankar promptly responded to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham's point on Kashmir
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar advised a senior US Senator that India will settle the Kashmir subject by itself when he introduced it up throughout a dialogue in Germany.
Referring to Jammu and Kashmir throughout a panel dialogue in Munich, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham mentioned one of the simplest ways to promote democracy shall be to settle the Kashmir subject in a democratic manner.
“In India, you are moving forward. You got your problems like we do at home, but you have chosen the democratic path. When it comes to Kashmir, I don’t know how it ends but let’s make sure that two democracies will end it differently. If you can prove that concept here, then I think that’s probably the best way to sell democracy,” the Republican chief mentioned.
“Do not worry, Senator. One democracy will settle it and you know which one,” Mr Jaishankar promptly responded.
During the dialogue, Mr Jaishankar additionally mentioned that the United Nations is much much less credible than it has been in historical past and “something” must be executed about it.
“The United Nations is far less credible than it has been in history, which is not entirely surprising because when you think about it, there are not too many things which are 75-years-old and still as good as they were. Clearly there is something that needs to be done there.”
Mr Jaishankar additionally spoke about “westlessness” and multilateralism on the panel dialogue.
“Clearly multilateralism has become weaker, and clearly westlessness is in evidence and I would suggest that there is a correlation between the two, It is not to say that multilateralism is solely dependent on the West, or that the West has been faithfully multilateral,” he mentioned.
He highlighted that the worldwide political rebalancing is underway and made a case for higher western flexibility.