Rajnath Singh arrived in the UK on Monday evening. This current visit is the first by an Indian defense minister to the UK in 23 years.
Citing a recent article published in China’s Global Times praising India’s growth and growing global stature and influence, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Beijing’s perspective has changed significantly with the emergence of New Delhi as a “strategic power”.
“A columnist for the Global Times, who is sort of a mouthpiece for China, published an article titled ‘What I See About India’s Bharat Story’. This article is a resounding confirmation of China’s changing stance towards India. . It seems that the Chinese government has gradually accepted that our economic and foreign policies and growing strategic interests have helped Bharat become a key global economic and strategic power. bridge. We do not consider anyone our enemy, but the world knows that the relationship between India and China is currently tense.
However, we look forward to developing good relations with all our neighbors and with all countries around the world,” Singh said in London on Wednesday. that the Chinese government now admits that India cannot be ignored globally.
“The author also notes that the Chinese government now accepts that whether you like Bharat or not, our growing global image and standing can no longer be ignored. Previously, when discussing the issue of trade imbalance, India relied on Beijing to minimize the trade imbalance between the two countries.
However, this trend is no longer fashionable,” the BJP leader added.
Expanding on the country’s growing global standing, Mr. Singh said: “I credit the courage shown by our jawans during the clash with the Chinese army in Galwan (Arunachal Pradesh valley) ) has contributed to changing Beijing’s stance towards Bharat. We are no longer a weak country. In the eyes of the world: we are a rising global power. Ab aisa nhi hai ki Bharat ko ankh dikha ke jo chahe so nikal Jaye (No one can show us red eye and get rid of it anymore).
Earlier this month, Global Times praised India’s economic policy and diplomatic achievements over the past four years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a column titled “Bharat Narrative”. He said New Delhi’s strategic thinking on “foreign policy has evolved, moving towards a great power strategy”.
The editorial, written by Zhang Jiadong, director of the Center for South Asian Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai, also highlighted India’s “remarkable achievements” in all key fields and sectors. closing in the past 4 years.
It also noted strong economic growth, improvements in urban management and changing attitudes towards international relations, especially with China. The author adds that with rapid economic and social development, India has become more confident and strategically proactive in creating and developing a ‘Bharat narrative’. “In the realm of politics and culture, India has moved from emphasizing democratic consensus with the West to the ‘Indian character’ of democratic politics,” he added. Today, there is even more emphasis on India’s democratic political roots.” Global Times’ rare recognition of India’s progress and Prime Minister Modi’s strategic vision speaks to growing recognition of New Delhi’s growing global influence and the implications of its stance. the country’s assertiveness in the international context. Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. Singh visited British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London. Rajnath Singh arrived in the UK on Monday evening. This current visit is the first by an Indian defense minister to the UK in 23 years.
Mr. Singh was accompanied by a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Defense, including senior officials of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Services Headquarters, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Defense Production.
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