New Delhi : Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who is in New York, recalled a conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about an attack near the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. “To handle the consequences of very big decisions is a singular quality,” the Union Minister said, applauding PM Modi and praising his crisis management. Recalling India’s evacuation effort from Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, ‘It was midnight when the PM called me and asked, are you watching TV? Then I said yes, I am watching TV. Then he asked what is going on there, and I replied that it will take two-three hours as the help is on the way, and to this PM Modi said that call when the mission is over.” #WATCH | NY, US: Recounting India’s evacuation effort from Afghanistan, EAM Jaishankar says, “It was past midnight… PM called me, his first question was – “Jaage ho?”… I apprised him that help is on its way. He told me to call him when it’s done… that’s a singular quality.” pic.twitter.com/AxL7Ddp6d6 — ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022 External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in a program organized to discuss the book Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery in New York. In the book discussion he said, “You ask whether Prime Minister Modi can bring change, but I say PM Modi himself is the result of a change and someone like him has become the Prime Minister of India. Shows how much the country has changed.” #WATCH | …(PM) Modi himself is a product of change. The fact that someone like him eventually has become the PM of India, itself shows how much India has changed: EAM Dr S Jaishankar at a book discussion on ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’, in New York. pic.twitter.com/QS19Yz2N6S — ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022 “I frankly liked Mr Modi before I met Mr Modi. I am on some levels, as many would complain, a micromanager. I can be quiet a pain. But the level of preparation he had done was commendable,” the foreign minister said, recalling his first meeting with the prime minister and emphasising that PM Modi starts his day at 7:30 am and does not drop, while others might.” Keeping politics aside, he said, PM Modi underlined on sticking to the national policy. “He also asks what should I not say, apart from talking about what he should say. He also seeks feedback.” #WATCH | “I frankly liked Mr Modi before I met Mr Modi because…,” EAM Dr S Jaishankar recalls his first meeting with PM Modi, in New York pic.twitter.com/VAQUd6A5cq — ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022 With inputs from agencies Read all the Latest News , Trending News , Cricket News , Bollywood News , India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .