Although, Natwar Singh was impressed with the way Modi outwitted everybody else in the election campaign, he also talked about some reservations about the present Indian Prime Minister:
1. As far as misgivings are concerned, I do have reservations about the manner in which Modi is deciding on appointments of secretaries to ministers. Then there was the issue of appointment of his own principal secretary.
2. I was taken aback when Sushma Swaraj was not taken along by the Prime Minister to Brazil.
3. I am equally surprised why the Prime Minister has yet not picked a diplomatic adviser. The NSA cannot take all the burden and, as I have written, I had even advised Dr Manmohan Singh against the appointment of an NSA.