India to engage with China, add vigour to US ties: President

New Delhi, June 9: India would “engage energetically” with neighbours like China, Japan and Russia and bring in “renewed vigour” to its ties with the US, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Addressing a joint sitting of both houses of parliament, Mukherjee said the government would engage with China to further develop India’s strategic and cooperative partnership.

His comments come as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in the capital on a two-day visit to make contact with the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The president said with Japan, the government would “strive to make progress in the many initiatives that are ongoing, especially in the field of building modern infrastructure in our country”.

“Russia remains a privileged and strategic partner and my government will build further on the firm foundations of this relationship.” On ties with the US, which are seen to have plateaued, the president said: “India and the US have made significant progress in developing strategic partnership over the years. My government will bring a renewed vigour to our engagement and intensify it in all areas, including trade, investment, science and technology, energy and education.”

Referring to ties with Europe, the president said the government “will make concerted efforts to achieve progress in key areas with the European Union as well as its leading members”. The president said the government would operationalize the international civil nuclear agreements with different countries and “nuclear power projects for civilian purposes will be developed”.

In order to realise the country’s soft power potential, “there is need to integrate it into our external interchange, with particular emphasis on our rich spiritual, cultural and philosophical heritage. The government will revive Brand India riding on our strengths of Five T’s: Tradition, Talent, Tourism, Trade and Technology”, he said.

He said India’s vibrant, talented and industrious diaspora is a source of great pride for the country. “They have done pioneering work in diverse fields, held the highest public offices and have worked hard to support their localities and families in India.” He said the 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas would mark a centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s return home.

“As we celebrate the centenary of Gandhiji’s return to India, we would also take steps that would deepen every Pravasi Bharatiya’s connection with India and involve them in India’s development.”

  • http://nuclearsupremacyforindiaoverus.blogspot.com Satish Chandra

    (2nd Update) A SUGGESTION TO THE UTTAR PRADESH CHIEF MINISTER

    CIA-RAW had removed my comment from the following stories in TehelkaDOTcom:

    1) from a story titled “Brutality Looks Like This” about a woman in India’s tribal Northeast having had her head blown off, because my comment refers to the physical assault and brutalization I suffered in a Harvard University seminar which I described in my letter dated July 27, 1982 to Indira Gandhi as prime minister as “the equivalent of an annihilatory nuclear first strike on India“; in her reply dated July 29, 1982, she wrote “Dear Mr. Chandra, I have received your letter dated July 27, 1982 and am passing it on to my Principal Secretary to deal with it. Sincerely, Indira Gandhi“ ;

    2) from a story titled “Tyranny of U.P. and Bihar” because my comment refers to the tyranny, including 24-hour surveillance by satellite, forced starvation for up to 3 weeks at a time, etc. under which I have been living for the past 37 years.

    The Uttar Pradesh chief minister has complained that the media only seem to see the rapes that occur in Uttar Pradesh. He should ask the media how much reporting they have done on the following (‘India’s Traitor Government and Media’ : IndiasTraitorGovtAndMediaDOTblogspotDOTcom ):-

    “”India’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, document creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically harassed and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and participation of India’s RAW and India’s C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media — to keep India poor, weak and enslaved” and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S.; see my blog titled ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’ which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the title; my biography can be found in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2014 and earlier editions.” In the past few years I have had India’s nuclear forces emplace India’s nuclear warheads in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities, ready to be exploded. Destroying Washington, New York and New Delhi (RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block) with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destroyed, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation, will immediately make India the supreme military and economic power in the world even before implementing my proposal about money which can make India’s economy grow 30% per year or more. IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom Satish Chandra