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Miliband in India: adult supervision needed at Foreign Office

By Salil Tripathi  

Holy cow

Holy cow

In 1997, the year India and Pakistan celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Independence from Britain, the former British foreign secretary, the late Robin Cook, made some ill-judged remarks about Kashmir, saying: “We realise it is our responsibility to resolve this dispute in view of its historical perspective. The Labour Party wishes to solve this problem according to the aspirations of the people of Kashmir, and, therefore, the two parties should accept her role in this regard.” Then Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral responded by calling Britain…

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