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'JAAGE HO?...’: When PM Narendra Modi made a surprise late-night call to EAM Jaishankar | India News

‘JAAGE HO?…’: When PM Narendra Modi made a shock late-night name to EAM Jaishankar | Information

New York: Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who’s in New York, praised the management expertise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whereas recalling the assault on the Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan close to the Indian Consulate and whereas India was coordinating evacuations from the nation.

Recalling the scenario in Afghanistan within the yr 2016, EAM Jaishankar attending a e book dialogue occasion right here on Thursday mentioned, “It was previous midnight, and our consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, was underneath assault. And we have been utilizing telephones, attempting to determine what occurred.”

“All of this was taking place and also you’re juggling telephones, attempting to maintain all people up to date. After which, my cellphone rang. When the prime minister calls, there isn’t a caller ID. His first query was – Jaage ho? (Are you awake?),” Jaishankar mentioned.

The EAM was talking at an occasion to debate the e book Modi@20: Goals Meet Supply.”Jaage ho?…achaa television dekh rahe ho…toh kya ho raha h waha (what`s taking place there?),” PM Modi requested Jaishankar over the decision, responding to which the EAM responded and knowledgeable the PM that assist was on its approach.

Jaishankar mentioned through the handle citing the cellphone name with Prime Minister. “I instructed him that it would take a few extra hours and that I’d name up at his workplace. To this, he responded – `Mujhe cellphone kar dena` (Name me please),” Jaishankar mentioned.

Praising the management expertise of PM Modi the EAM mentioned, “To deal with the results of very huge choices, that could be a singular high quality.”

The exterior affairs minister additionally recalled his first assembly with the prime minister. “I frankly favored PM Modi earlier than I met him. I’m on some ranges, as many would complain, a micromanager. I will be quiet a ache. However the stage of preparation he had completed was commendable,” Jaishankar mentioned.

The EAM additionally identified that PM Modi “begins his day at 7:30 am… and carries on, and doesn’t drop, whereas others may.”

The EAM additionally recounted India`s evacuation effort from Afghanistan after the nation fell to the management of Taliban final yr.

India evacuated virtually all its residents who wished to return from Afghanistan by conducting a number of rescue operations on Afghan soil through the disaster. India airlifted its residents from Kabul. It additionally airlifted its residents by way of Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Qatar.

Jaishankar has during the last three days he has met with envoys and heads of states from around the globe on the sidelines of the annual United Nations Basic Meeting (UNGA) in New York.

The highlights of Jaishankar`s conferences significantly with growing international locations from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Small Islands are sharply centered on the reform of the UN Safety Council.

Jaishankar will handle world leaders on the Basic Meeting on Saturday, after which he’ll go away for Washington and a gathering with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. 

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