Ratan Tata on Wednesday commended the Narendra Modi government's decision to boycott the SAARC Summit in the wake of Uri attacks.
Ratan Tata on Wednesday commended the Narendra Modi government’s decision to boycott the SAARC Summit in the wake of Uri attacks. He posted a tweet saying, “So proud of Indian govt’s firm stand on bycot of SARC mtg & overwhelming support by member nations.” Amid heightened tension with Pakistan over Uri terror attack in which 18 jawans were killed, India had announced its decision of pulling out of the Summit late last night citing increased “cross-border” attacks. Apart from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan have also pulled out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment which is not right for the successful holding of the meet, resulting in its collapse.
Not only this, it seems that the Narendra Modi government has decided to take the ‘economic’ route to counter Pakistan’s terror activities in the country. India will review the Most Favored Nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan at a meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week. The decision comes in the wake of the Uri attack. According to ANI, officials from external affairs and commerce ministry will attend the meeting.
So proud of Indian govt’s firm stand on bycot of SARC mtg & overwhelming support by member nations.
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) September 28, 2016
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told top officials, who had gathered Monday to review the implementation of the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty, that “rakt aur paani ek saath nahin beh sakta” (blood and water cannot flow together). He chaired the meeting amidst heightened tension between the two countries. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, the Water Resources Secretary, and senior PMO officials were present at the meeting.
At the time of publishing the story, the tweet by Tata Group Chairman Emeritus received over 9,000 likes and was re-tweeted more than 5,000 times.