External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the world has enough forces of disruption and it isn’t India’s way to be one at a Delhi event Wednesday.
S Jaishankar also said it wasn’t the Indian way to be self-centred and mercantilist. India would use its capacities for global good and deal firmly with challenges like terrorism.
S Jaishankar also spoke about tensions between the US and Iran: he said the final outcome would depend on the players involved.
The 2 nations are individualistic countries, and the ball is in their court, he said.
US-Iran ties were already at a low ebb when the Americans killed a top Iranian commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, in a drone strike on January 3.
Iran responded with strikes on US bases in Iraq days later, but there were no American casualties. Trump soon said that Tehran “for now…appears to be standing down”.
Relationship with China
On India’s ties with China, S Jaishankar said it was vital for neighbors to reach an understanding on crucial issues.
He Said, the 2 nations have to get along, and it’s important they find an equilibrium in ties.