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Jaswant hints he doesn't agree with Modi's language on Pak

india Updated: Nov 01, 2013 01:48 IST
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Hindustan Times
Jaswant Singh

Senior BJP leader and former foreign minister Jaswant Singh on Thursday hinted he did not agree with the language used on Pakistan by his party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

In an interview to CNN IBN, Singh said restraint is the quality that has strategic value in foreign policy.

Asked about the strong language used by Modi while referring to Pakistan in his speeches, Singh replied :"People choose language that they find most expressive for themselves."

Singh, however, made it clear that he had not discussed the policy on Pakistan with Modi and could not answer for him, but firmly ruled out a war with Islamabad as an option.

Asked whether the BJP had deviated from the principle of exercising restraint on issues of foreign policy in recent days, Singh said that he did not blame his party since it is not in power.

On Rahul Gandhi's comments that ISI could get in touch with Muzaffarnagar riot victims, Singh said such a statement reflected lack of experience. "This is a sort of announcement as he is a very senior office bearer of the Congress party," he said.