What PM Modi said on US, Ukraine war, China ties: Top quotes from WSJ interview | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed the belief that the bond between India and the United States has reached “unprecedented trust” between the leaders of the two countries.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal ahead of his first state visit to the US, Modi, while talking about global politics, also said, “India deserves a much higher, deeper and wider profile and role.”
Here are the top quotes from PM Modi‘s interview

  • I am the first prime minister to be born in free India, “And that’s why my thought process, my conduct, what I say and do, is inspired and influenced by my country’s attributes and traditions. I derive my strength from it.” I present my country to the world as my country is, and myself, as I am.
  • We do not see India as supplanting any country. We see this process as India gaining its rightful position in the world.
  • The world today is more interconnected and interdependent than ever before. To create resilience, there should be more diversification in supply chains.
  • For normal bilateral ties with China, peace and tranquility in the border areas is essential. We have a core belief in respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity, observing the rule of law and peaceful resolution of differences and disputes. At the same time, India is fully prepared and committed to protect its sovereignty and dignity.
  • All countries should respect international law and the sovereignty of countries. Disputes should be resolved with “diplomacy and dialogue,” not war.
  • Some people say that we are neutral. But we are not neutral. We are on the side of peace. The world has full confidence that India’s topmost priority is peace.
  • There has to be an evaluation of the current membership” of the council “and the world should be asked if it wants India to be there.
  • India will do whatever it can” and supports “all genuine efforts to bring an end to the conflict and ensure enduring peace and stability.

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