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Was not in touch with India during talks: Krishna

New Delhi, July 16 (Calcutta Tube) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday rebuffed a statement by his Pakistani counterpart that he was in touch with New Delhi during the talks in Islamabad, saying that he was ‘totally cut off from India’.

‘I was totally cut off from India yesterday,’ Krishna, who reached here after a three-day visit to Islamabad, said when asked to comment on Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s allegation that he was in constant touch with Indian authorities

during the talks.

‘I never use any telephone, it’s an extraordinary statement to make,’ he added.

He, however, said that there was nothing wrong if foreign ministers discuss issues with their political leadership.

‘But the fact of the matter is I was not in touch with anyone. The mandate given to me was so clear that I did not need any additional instructions,’ he asserted.

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