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India will not send troops to Iraq: PM

July 07, 2004 12:55 IST
Last Updated: July 07, 2004 13:17 IST


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday ruled out India sending troops to war-torn Iraq, saying there is no change in his government's policy with regard to that country.

This was made clear by the prime minister in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour when opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena members charged External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh with changing his statements on the issue and misleading the House.

The prime minister said all political parties were party to the unanimous resolution of Parliament on Iraq.

"In matters relating to changing India's foreign policy, it will be the effort of government to work on the basis of the broadest possible national consensus," he said.



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Sub: No troops to Iraq : PM

I can agree to this decision if we were asked to send troops in support of US/UK occupyig force. With terrorism at the verge of ...


Posted by Jerry





Sub: Our troops to Iraq

The opposition parties BJP and Shiv Sena had rightly charged our External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh for changing his statements. When he was in USA ...


Posted by DIVYESH RAYTHATHA





Sub: Stick to it, Manmohan.

No troops for Iraq.


Posted by chanakya





Sub: No troops to Iraq

We are proud of our PM in taking this decision. Well done Sir, I think he ws only a right person (non-politican) to be PM. ...


Posted by Ashish Mhapankar





Sub: No troops to Iraq

We are proud of our PM in taking this decision. Well done Sir, I think he ws only a right person (non-politican) to be PM. ...


Posted by Ashish Mhapankar




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