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Narayanan, PM differed on policy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former national security advisor MK Narayanan were not on the same page on policy issues related to Pakistan, according to a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2011 00:14 IST
HT Correspondent

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former national security advisor MK Narayanan were not on the same page on policy issues related to Pakistan, according to a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks.

The cable sent by US envoy to New Delhi Timothy Roemer in August 2009 says after meeting Narayanan that "the NSA readily conceded a differing policy vision with his boss".

The cable said Narayanan informed Roemer that after the PM spoke about India's "shared destiny" with Pakistan, he told Singh: "You have a shared destiny, we don't."

Narayanan was appointed as the governor of West Bengal in January 2010 and former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon came in as his successor.