Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a number of key messages to put forward on day one of the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, and one of them not surprisingly was to Pakistan. Speaking virtually in English, he warned that “proxy wars” and “unending terror attacks” were unabated and that world must now look towards “different solutions.”
“While humanity has not faced the third world war, the threat of violence has not reduced in people’s lives with proxy wars and terror attacks. The prospect of violence is ever present. Why can’t we co-operate to address problems that threaten humanity? By thinking on such lines different solutions could have emerged.”
Turning to the pandemic, he reminded the world that despite “limited resources”, India had not only done its best to safeguard its citizens but also provided regional and global guidance.
“We in India have tried to walk the talk given our limited resources. We have tried to support 1.3 billion citizens from the pandemic but at the same time we have tried to support the pandemic response. In our neighborhood, we have put together a regional response to the crisis while globally, we shared medicines and protective equipment with over 150 countries.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was joined by his counterparts – the Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame. Calling her country, a “green superpower”, the Danish prime minister said. “A hundred years ago a small farmland in the north of Europe is now a green superpower. We stand on the brink of a new Green Revolution and promising new technologies. If we combine Danish skill with Indian skills and use them with speed, scope and economic will, we can launch an era of green transformation.”