Former US Secretary of State said such a thing on Sushma Swaraj, angry Jaishankar replied
In his book ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love’, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made several controversial comments on India’s former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar has strongly condemned these parts of the book.
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said that I strongly condemn the derogatory comments. (PTI file photo)
- Former US Secretary of State’s book in discussion
- Wrong comments made on Sushma Swaraj
- Angry S Jaishankar gave a befitting reply
New Delhi. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his book ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love’ has made a wrong comment on India’s former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He has written that Sushma Swaraj was never an important political player. Reacting strongly to this, India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar (EAM S Jaishankar) said that he strongly condemns the derogatory words in the book. Although Jaishankar has been praised a lot in this book.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made many controversial comments about Sushma Swaraj in the book. He has claimed that after India’s surgical strike in Pakistan’s Balakot in 2019, both countries were very close to nuclear war and this was given to him by the then External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj. Sushma Swaraj was the External Affairs Minister of India from May 2014 to May 2019, she died in August 2019.
I strongly condemn the derogatory comments made in the book
Jaishankar has said that I have seen parts of the book, I strongly condemn the derogatory comments made in the book. I have always respected Sushma ji a lot. I had exceptionally close and cordial relations with him. Here, Pompeo has written that I respect S Jaishankar, he is knowledgeable in 7 languages including English and his language is better than me.