Agencies, New Delhi,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday declared India does not eye anyone’s territory nor it has intentions to exploit resources of any other nation.
Mr Modi asserted that India’s focus has always been capacity building and resource development be it on bilateral or multilateral platforms like Commonwealth, India-Africa Summit or Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation. “On each of these forums, we have made efforts to take every one along,’’ he said.
Addressing the First PIO Parliamentarian Conference here, the Prime Minister said India’s development aid model was not based on “give and take’’ but on the needs and priorities of the recipient nations.He said that India has always played a positive and constructive role on the global arena.
“We have not seen our relations with any country on the scale of profit and loss but viewed them through the prism of humanitarian values,’’ he said amid applause from 134 PIO lawmakers and mayors from 24 countries.
“Our strong relations with ASEAN countries have been further strengthened and these will be showcased to the entire world in a few days from now on the occasion of India’s Republic Day,’’ he said. As many as 10 leaders from ASEAN countries will be guests of honour on January 26 Republic Day celebrations in the Capital.