Narendra Modi today said,”Although we are different countries and have different mindsets, it’s important to note that for the first time we are talking eye to eye with China, and there will be no compromise on the interest of India and Indians.”
In an interview to Times Now, PM Narendra Modi spoke on a variety of issues that our country is facing today along with the areas where we have moved forward, including China’s refusal to support India’s NSG bid, Pakistan’s policies towards India to the stepping down of Raghuram Rajan and black money to Augusta scam.
PM Modi’s reaction comes in the wake of China’s continued stonewalling of India’s bid for NSG membership despite a fresh push by the US as the 48-nation grouping remained divided over the entry of a non-NPT signatory country like India. The Chinese Foreign Ministry sang different tunes, first saying that it was not targeting any country such as India or Pakistan and then taking a swipe at the US for backing India’s case citing the rule that countries which have not signed the NPT should not be allowed into NSG. China is seeking to equate India with its impeccable non-proliferation record with that of Pakistan for which it is batting.
When asked about China’s blocking of India’s bid to join the elite NSG, he said the dialogues are important and its has been going on for a while. He believes despite contradictory views of various policies, talking and dialogues between the countries is the only solution.
He says that on some issues, it’s a question of principles for them. On some issues, it’s a question of principles for us. He says that foreign policies are all about common meeting points, and the good thing is that he believes is the fact that China has always been co-operative when it comes to discussions and there has been attempts to reach a mutual understanding.
Narendra Modi said that when he first became a Prime Minister he saw it more as a responsibility than just a job. His work has always been directed towards the poor. Even though his work, the city and the Parliament were new, in such a small time the country has progressed at a tremendous speed. And the development has not been in just one area. Before this government, he says, the country and the system were engulfed in disappointment. But now he can say with confidnce that there is no disappointment because the county has progressed. The poor have bank account etc that has helped in the growth of confidence.