The indiscreet statement followed an equally unwarranted action: the Ambassador of India to Sweden asked the daily to delete parts of the interview in which the President spoke about Bofors. According to the daily, the envoy warned them that the Presidential visit to Sweden could be cancelled if they failed to do so. India now says the President didn’t expect a question on Bofors! How can one not expect a Swedish daily to ask questions about a mega scandal that involved one of its top defence contractors and India —and politicians on both sides?
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