Shiv S. Mukherjee
Minister (Press, Information & Culture)
Embassy of India
|Official Spokesperson's Statement
Ministry of External Affairs
We have taken note of the remarks made by Mr. James P. Rubin,
the State Department of the United States regarding a senior
Cabinet Minister of the
Government of India. We had earlier drawn attention to intemperate
the State Department Spokesman. Such language is not used in
allusion to senior
political leaders of any country, even those with whom there
may be disagreements.
We would expect that this courtesy, which is standard practice
diplomatic communication, would be extended to India.
21th May, 1998