India is no longer a country that trudged along at a slow pace: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday that India is no longer a country that was moving at a relatively slow pace.
Jaishankar said this on the last day of his three-day visit to South Africa for the BRICS summit. He said, ‘This is no longer the India that used to crawl along at a relatively slow pace.
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Jaishankar said, ‘When we talk about the pace of change in these nine years, the change taking place in India at this level is really impressive and huge and the Indian community living abroad and India’s well-wishers abroad are also impressed by this.
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He was speaking at an event organized in his honor by the local and expatriate community in Cape Town on Saturday evening.
He also talked about the special relationship between India and South Africa. Jaishankar was in Johannesburg for the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) grouping meeting organized by South Africa.
Emphasizing the achievements of the Modi government in nine years to enhance the self-reliance of Indians, Jaishankar said that this is not a protectionist effort.
He said, ‘A self-reliant India is not a protectionist India, which is closing itself to the world.
This is an India that is actually building more in India, building more for the world, and building more with the world.