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UPA sought to reset India’s foreign policy: PM

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 05, 2013
First Published: 00:54 IST(5/11/2013) | Last Updated: 00:56 IST(5/11/2013)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the UPA government sought a fundamental reset in India’s foreign policy and underscored five principles to be followed by diplomats in advancing the country’s interests.

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Singh was addressing the fifth annual conclave of Indian mission heads on various issues related to the country’s foreign policy, which began here on Monday. Singh told the 120 envoys that the country recognises that the Indian sub-continent’s shared destiny requires greater regional cooperation and connectivity.        

He listed out five principles which have come to define India’s foreign policy and said international relations are increasingly shaped by our developmental priorities. “The single most important objective of Indian foreign policy has to be to create a global environment conducive to the well-being of our great country. Second, that greater integration with the world economy will benefit India and enable our people to realise their creative potential,” he said.

Third, India seeks stable, long term and mutually beneficial relations with all countries, Singh said, adding the country was prepared to work with the international community to create a global economic and security environment beneficial to all, adding his government sought a fundamental change in the foreign policy based on national priorities.


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