Highlights: At Raisina Dialogue, PM Modi says Pakistan should take the path of peace
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship geo-political conference organised annually by the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in association with the ministry of external affairs.Updated: Jan 17, 2017, 19:00 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship geo-political conference organised annually by the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in association with the ministry of external affairs.
The theme of the three-day dialogue this year is: “The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multi Polarity”. More than 250 participants from 65 countries are taking part in this year’s dialogue. The first edition was attended by 120 participants from 40 countries.
Here are the live updates of Modi’s speech :
* Our strong belief in de-linking terrorism from religion and rejecting artificial distinction between good andbad terror are a global talking point now.
* Those who support violence and terror stand isolated and ignored.
* We have not shied away from shouldering the responsibility for international peace.
* Russia is an abiding friend. President Putin and I have held long conversations.
* In the management of our relationship and for peace and progress, we need to show sensitivity and respect for our core concerns.
* In conversation with President-elect Donald Trump, we agreed to build on the gains in India-US strategic partnership.
* India-China ties have immense opportunities. It is not unnatural for two big countries to have differences, but we should show sensitivities for regional peace.
* India alone cannot walk the path of peace. Pakistan also has to choose the same path. Pakistan should shun violence for peace talks.
* My vision for the region is peace. My vision for our neighbourhood led me to invite leaders of all SAARC neighbours, including Pakistan, for my swearing-in.
* With Bangladesh, India has made headways.
* We have partnered with neighbours. In Afghanistan, despite difficulties, our partnership has yielded results. Our security partnership has deepened...
* A thriving well-integrated neighbourhood is my dream.
* Security of our citizens is of paramount importance.Self-interest alone is not in our culture or behaviour.
* Realism, coexistence, cooperation and partnership build our ethos.
* Non-state actors are significant contributors to the spread of challenges we face.
* The world is going through profound changes.
* There is a sentiment against trade and migration in some sections.
* The world needs India’s sustained rise, as much as India needs the world.
* Everyday at work, my to-do list is guided by the zeal to transform India.
* Our desire to change the country has an indivisible link with the external world.
* India voted for a transformation embedded in aspirations and optimism of India’s youth.
* India brought in a change --- to take bold decisions.
* My fellow Indians spoke in one voice to entrust my government with mandate of change.
* In 2014, people of India ushered in a new normal.
(With agency inputs)