MMS ‘saintly man’ but ‘robust’ on threats India faced: Ex-PM Cameron
London: Former UK PM David Cameron describes ex-Indian PM Manmohan Singh in his memoir as a “saintly man” who was “robust” on the threats India faced.
“He told me that another terrorist attack like that in Mumbai in July 2011, and India would have to take military action against Pakistan,” Cameron states in “For the Record”, published in the UK on Thursday and to be released in India on October 10. PIO Lord Gadhia, who worked closely with Cameron on UK-India relations, said: “The book shows that Manmohan Singh was perhaps not as spineless as external perceptions suggest. Left to his own devices, without interference from Sonia Gandhi, he was quite wary of the situation and the need to take effective action.”
Cameron said he “got on well with” Singh and spoke with affection about PM Modi. “When it came to India, I argued that we needed a modern partnership — not one tinged with colonial guilt,” he wrote.
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