30.1 C
Monday, June 24, 2024

Significant transformation in foreign policy under Modi govt: EAM Jaishankar


Share post:


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said there has been a significant transformation in the foreign policy under the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

“As we mark the completion of the nine years of the Modi government. Among the many areas where there has been a significant transformation , foreign policy surely would be among them. Its reflected in the country’s higher standing, greater influence, bigger footprint, new concepts and stronger delivery,” Jaishankar said, while addressing a press conference on the completion of nine years of the BJP government.

Referring to India’s relationship with South East Asia, the EAM said, “If you look at the neighbourhood in South East Asia. In the last nine years, whether it is power transmission, power generation, fuel supply, bridges, roads and railways, actually there is an exchange. Ferry in the case of Maldives.”

“A large part of the world today sees us as a development partner. We do with our partner what is their priority. The image of India today is of an economic collaborator. Not just with the developing South, but with the global economy. You can see that in terms of the FDI flows and increased exports,” he said.

Citing India’s growing capability globally, and growing record as a ‘first responder’ during the time

of crisis, the EAM said, “We initially did more of this in our immediate neighbourhood. With the passage of time that has extended beyond .We were speedy and effective in responding to the Turkey earthquake.”

Talking about the Sri Lankan crisis last year, Jaishankar mentioned how India stepped forward to ‘stabilise’ the Sri Lankan economy.

“Today, people want to listen to India. They want to be seen with India. They do feel working with us expands and sharpens their influences as well,” Jaishankar said.

There is a lot of interest today in partnering with India, he added.

Related articles

If You Want Peace, Prepare for War: Modi needs to go to war against Fake News for Peace in India

In the ever-evolving landscape of information and communication, the battle against fake news has emerged as a critical...

Addressing Illegal Hoardings in India – the Need of the Hour

Illegal hoardings have become a pervasive issue in India, not only compromising urban aesthetics but also posing significant...

Need to amend building bylaws to encourage hotel industry: Yogi

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday expressed the need to constitute Shahjahanpur Development Authority for...

EAM Jaishankar, UAE FM review multifaceted bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

New Delhi/Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar paid an official visit to the UAE during which he...