Foreign minister S Jaishankar speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Twitter/@raisinadialogue)
Foreign minister S Jaishankar speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Twitter/@raisinadialogue)

‘Not India’s way to be a disruptionist power’: Foreign minister S Jaishankar at Raisina Dialogue

More than 100 countries are taking part in the fifth edition of the event.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:59 PM IST

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India should become a stabilising power in the world.

“I think it is not India’s way to be a disruptionist power internationally, I think we should be a stablising power. There are already enough forces of disruption in the world. Somebody needs to make up a bit,” Jaishankar said at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi.

The event is backed by the external affairs ministry, and this year’s focus is on geopolitics and geo-economics.

Watch l ‘India will be a decider & not an abstainer’: Jaishankar at Raisina Dialogue 

“It is also not the India way to be self-centered, to be mercantilist. Therefore, it’s important to be global, law abiding, consultative,” the minister said adding that the country needs to get over its past image.

“There was a time when we spoke more than what we did; it is changing now,” Jaishankar added.

More than 100 countries are taking part in the fifth edition of the event. There are more than 700 international participants, including Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

The MEA said in a statement that the dialogue is India’s “contribution to global efforts to discover solutions, identify opportunities and provide stability to a century that has witnessed an eventful two decades”.

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