During the Russia-Ukraine war, when European countries put pressure on India, Jaishankar exposed them in a minute. Actually, India was buying cheap oil from Russia. European countries were not able to digest this thing.
New book by former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Never Give An Inch: Fighting For America I Love Launched. Along with this, many stories related to India have been mentioned in it. In praise of Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, he said that good friendly relations were established in the first meeting itself. A confidante of then US President Donald Trump, Pompeo was CIA director in his administration from 2017 to 2018 and then secretary of state from 2018 to 2021.
He said that my second Indian counterpart in India was Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. In May 2019, we welcomed ‘J’ as the new External Affairs Minister of India. I could not have expected a better foreign minister than him. I like this person. English is one of the seven languages he speaks and he is better than me. Pompeo is exploring the possibility of contesting the 2024 presidential election.
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Open praise of S Jaishankar
Pompeo described Jaishankar as professional, logical and as his boss and a great defender of his country. He said that we became friends immediately. In the first meeting I was complaining in very diplomatic language that his predecessor was not particularly helpful. Pompeo has also said in his book that America’s neglect of India was a decades-old failure on both sides.
S Jaishankar is known for his fiery image
We are natural allies because we share a history of democracy, common language and people-to-people ties, he said. India is also a market with high demand for American intellectual property and products. Because of these factors as well as its strategic location in South Asia, I made India the base of my diplomacy to counter Chinese aggression. S Jaishankar is known for his witty, factual debates, fiery image. Against terrorism, he criticized Pakistan a lot from the big forums of the world.
When European countries were thrashed
During the Russia-Ukraine war, when European countries put pressure on India, Jaishankar exposed them in a minute. Actually, India was buying cheap oil from Russia. European countries were not able to digest this thing. Then Jaishankar had said that first we will see our interest. Wherever we get cheap oil, we will take it. Lashing out the European countries, he said that only European countries are buying many times more oil and gas from India.