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Should PM have sent General V K Singh to attend Pakistan Day celebrations?

Last updated on: March 24, 2015 02:04 IST
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'DISGUST' -- that's how former army chief and now Minister of State for external affairs V K Singh reacted after attending the Pakistan Day celebrations in the country's high commission in New Delhi on Monday evening.

Singh, who was in the party that also had Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yaseen Malik in the guest list, didn't appear comfortable while sitting next to Pakistani high commissioner Basit Ali.

"The government of India has to send an MoS. They sent me and I went there and came back," he said replying to a question about his presence at the reception.

Soon after returning from the party, he shot off a series of intriguing tweets defining "disgust" and "duty" indicating that he may have been unhappy at being deputed the task.

His visit to the Pakistani High Commission came on a day India and Pakistan sparred over Hurriyat leaders' meeting Abdul Basit with the government making it clear that there was no role for a third party.

So, tell us, should Prime Minister Narendra Modi have sent General V K Singh to attend Pakistan Day celebrations?

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