'If Modi can stitch an alliance in J&K, there is 'hope' with Pakistan'

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Bengaluru, Mar 17: Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Adviser in Manmohan government, said that the PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir reflected Modi government's 'creativity'.

The relationship with Pakistan is perhaps the biggest wild card, he added that there's 'hope' if Prime Minister Narendar Modi follow the same policy with its neighbour.

Shivshankar Menon

Menon became India's fourth NSA in January 2010. He resigned on May 15, 2014, a day before the election results.

The former NSA was speaking to Karan Thapar on To the Point programme on Headlines on Monday.

Menon said India's stature in the international community is on the rise, after Modi's foreign visits and said that the world is looking towards India.

Modi's foreign policy dynamic:

Menon said Modi's handling of foreign policy was adept and dynamic, and added that PM has shown continuity in dealing with India's external engagement. He also said that Modi government is vigorous than UPA in foreign policy.

Civil nuclear deal:

Speaking on India-US ties, Menon said New Delhi and Washington have reached a new level in their relationship. Asked about civil nuclear deal, he observed that both India and US companies will have to sit together, talk and take some risks to do business in atomic power.

India-China relation:

India always had a complex relationship with China. Political analysts say that India has seen two Modis on relationship with China. One, the economic minded leader who wants to engage with to do business and another who have openly criticised China on its territorial aggression.

Menon said that relationship with China have successfully moved ahead despite the border disputes.

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