India alone cannot walk the path of peace and Pakistan has to come forward, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
“The world needs India’s sustained rise as much as India needs the world,” said Modi at the second Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, where more than 250 international leaders from 65 countries are brainstorming about global issues.
“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,” Modi said, recalling the headways India made with Bangladesh and Afghanistan under his leadership.
Referring to another leader in the region, PM Modi said, “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.”
The two major powers at loggerheads over border issues as well as India’s NSG bid and declaration of Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, both of which have been blocked by China.
The dialogues will be attended by Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Sarath Fonseka, US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry B Harris, former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, former prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper, and former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd.
The dialogue is India’s flagship geo-political conference organised annually by the Observer Research Foundation(ORF) in association with the ministry of external affairs. With the theme “The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multi Polarity”, the three-day dialogue this year has more than 250 participants from 65 countries this year.
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