India downplays WikiLeaks; defends ties with the U.S.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 18:05 Hrs
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New Delhi: Downplaying the WikiLeaks issue, India said it has a multi-faceted and forward-looking strategic partnership with the U.S. and there was a regular, open and candid dialogue between the two countries.

While reacting to release of diplomatic cables by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, Ministry of External Affairs said, "We would prefer not to comment on the issue of Wikileaks which purportedly are an account of privileged internal U.S. government assessments and correspondence.

"We have a multi-faceted and forward-looking strategic partnership with the United States and there is a regular, open and candid dialogue between the two countries, on a number of matters of mutual interest," the official spokesman of the MEA said.
Source: PTI
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