BBC documentary on PM Modi: A big statement has come from the US State Department regarding the BBC documentary on Gujarat. In response to repeated questions about criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United States (US) has refused to enter into the entire controversy or make any comments.
Expressing its desire to see regional peace and stability in South Asia, the US has called for dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve their matters. During the press conference on Monday, when a Pakistani journalist referred to the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and asked why the US has not yet criticized PM Modi? In response, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said he was not aware of the BBC documentary.
I am not aware of (BBC) documentary. There are a number of elements that undergird global strategic partnership that we’ve with our Indian partners. There are close political, economic & exceptionally deep people-to-people ties between US & India: Ned Price, US Dept of State Spox pic.twitter.com/Ifwtl4xdSR
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What did US State Department spokesman Ned Price say?
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that what I would say broadly is that there are a number of elements that underpin the global strategic partnership that we have with our Indian partners. The United States and India have close political ties, economic ties, extraordinarily deep people-to-people ties. But one of those additional elements is the values that we share, values that are common to American democracy and Indian democracy.
Price said that India is the largest democracy in the world and also a vibrant one. We see everything that binds us together. When the Pakistani journalist continued to ask how American officials stationed in Gujarat in 2002 were not aware that the violence allegedly took place during the time of Modi (who was the state’s chief minister at the time), Price reiterated that he was not aware of the documentary. There is no information about
When asked whether such foreign policy of yours affects the Indian voters of President Joe Biden? Price said he didn’t think about it in those terms. I don’t think about domestic politics.
Price said this about Shahbaz Sharif’s statement
Responding to a question on Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s remarks on peace talks with India, Price said the US has been talking about regional stability in South Asia for a long time. That’s definitely what we want to see, he said. On the talks, Price said, ‘The pace, scope, character of any talks between India and Pakistan is a matter of India and Pakistan.’