— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 12, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned from Kenya, after touring Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania as a part of four-nation Africa tour. The visit intended for strengthening ties with Africa resulted in seven pacts that also included agreements is the field of defence, security and avoidance of double taxation in Kenya. India has offered USD 92 million Line of Credit to Tanzania for a key water supply project and signed five agreements with it; In South Africa, Modi sought collaboration with the major arms exporter. In Mozambique, the two countries signed three pacts that included a significant “long-term agreement” under which India will buy pulses from this African nation to meet its recurring shortfall and contain prices.
Earlier Modi was criticized for bating drums and touring foreign nations while Kashmir burned referring to the pictures released in the press where Narendra Modi was seen beating the African drums.
“Kashmir is burning and our Prime Minister would rather tweet about his travels and play the drums” – said a tweet posted on INC India. The Congress also criticized Modi’s foreign policy that is backfiring in the case of Pakistan, referring to Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sherif’s comments on Wani.