Troubled to see somebody drooling over China and being dismissive about India: Jaishankar attacks Rahul Gandhi

Updated: Mar 18 2023 11:13PM

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday hit out at Rahul Gandhi for his comments relating to China during his recent visit to the UK, saying he is troubled to see the Congress leader "drooling over" China while being dismissive about India.

Jaishankar's comments in an interactive session at the India Today conclave came days after Gandhi targeted the external affairs minister and the government on their approach to dealing with challenges from China.

Referring to comments made at the conclave by US-based author Michael Pillsbury, the minister said "When Panda huggers tried to be China hawks, it does not fly." In his remarks, Pillsbury had referred to some "Panda huggers" in the US.