Modi: PM Modi: Border peace key to normal ties with China | News from India

NEW DELHI: India is on the side of peace and will remain steadfast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he landed in Hiroshima for the G7 summit and added he would amplify the developing world’s concerns at the summit.
In an interview, Modi, speaking about relations with China, also said that India remained fully prepared and committed to protect its sovereignty and dignity and that peace and tranquility along the border are essential to normalize relations. .
Modi said India was committed to supporting those facing difficulties in meeting their basic needs, especially in the face of rising costs of food, fuel and fertilizers.
Cooperation, not conflict, should define our times, says Prime Minister Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to supporting those who face difficulties in meeting their basic needs. “We maintain communication with both Russia and Ukraine,” she said in an interview with Nikkei Asia, adding that cooperation and collaboration “should define our times, not conflict.”
Modi will have bilateral meetings with the leaders of Japan, Vietnam, France and Ukraine on the sidelines of the G7 summit and will also participate in the Square Saturday summit. India and the US are discussing the possibility of a meeting between Modi and President Joe Biden.
When asked about relations with China, Modi said that India is fully prepared and committed to protecting its sovereignty and dignity, while emphasizing India’s respect for sovereignty, rule of law and peaceful settlement of disputes .
“Peace and tranquility in the border areas are essential for normal bilateral ties with China,” Modi said. “The future development of India-China relations can only be based on mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests,” the PM said, noting that “normalization” of relations would benefit the region and the world. The prime minister also touched on relations with Pakistan saying that India seeks “normal and good neighborly relations”.
“However, it is up to them to create an enabling environment free from terrorism and hostilities. It is up to Pakistan to take the necessary steps in this regard,” he said.
Modi also said that Quad’s goal was to promote a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region and that participation in SCO and Quad is not contradictory or mutually exclusive for India.
“As a member of the Global South, our interest in any plurilateral context is to act as a bridge between different voices and contribute to a constructive and positive agenda,” Modi said.


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