India’s voice against terrorism is being heard seriously on every global platform, said President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday.
“Today the world is also acknowledging India’s tough stand on terrorism. In October last year, a special meeting of the UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee was organised for the first time in India. In this too, India made its position clear against terrorism,” said Murmu in her address to both the Houses of the Parliament.
She said the government is also sincerely presenting the concerns related to cyber security before the whole world.
“My government firmly believes that lasting peace is possible only when we are strong politically and strategically. Therefore, we are constantly laying emphasis on the modernisation of our military strength,” the President addded.
Mentioning about India’s presidency of the G20, Murmu said, “India has assumed the Presidency of an influential global group like G-20. With the mantra of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, India is attempting to find collective solutions to the current global challenges in collaboration with the G-20 member countries.”
“This is the best phase of India’s global relations. We have strengthened our cooperation and friendship with various countries of the world. On the one hand, we are chairing the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation)this year, and on the other, being a member of the Quad, we are working for peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific,” she said.
The President said the goodwill that India has generated benefited it during the crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine.
“We safely evacuated our distressed citizens from these countries. By helping the citizens of many other countries, India again displayed its humanitarian gesture to the world,” she said.
Murmu further said, “We have expanded our role keeping our national interests paramount. Whether it was the earthquake in Afghanistan or the crisis in Sri Lanka, we were the first to provide humanitarian aid.”