India and the United States have taken a decisive step, away from the past. The dawn of the new century has marked a new beginning in our relations. Let us work to fulfil this promise and the hope of today. Let us remove the shadow of agitation that lies between us and our joint vision.
We should always care for the minorities and be attentive towards their welfare.
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
India helped Bangladesh to achieve independence. The Bangladeshis should remain happy inside the territory of their own country.
Creative universities are bedrock of every developed nation's S&T strategy.
I believe India and Israel should focus on building bilateral relations on the basis of shared perspectives and commonalities between our two democracies. This has to be a forward-looking exercise rather than harking back to perceptions of the past.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.
If Pakistan had not accepted the demand to stop cross-border infiltration and the United States had not conveyed to us Pakistan's guarantee to do so, then nothing could have stopped a war.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
While accepting donations, no one looks at the colour of money.
Neither India nor Russia perceives a threat from the strength of the other. Each sees a benefit for itself in the increased political and economic strength of the other.
My government is committed to carrying out electoral reforms. It is our firm resolve to keep criminal elements away from power.
Victory and defeat are a part of life, which are to be viewed with equanimity.
In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere.
We believe that the United States and the rest of the international community can play a useful role by exerting influence on Pakistan to put a permanent and visible end to cross-border terrorism against India.
We believe in equal respect for all faiths.
We have ended hunger, but now we have to end famine.
Our objective should be to firmly deal with terrorism and its sponsors, financiers, and arms suppliers. At the same time, our doors should always be open for processes which would restore peace, development, and progress to societies which have been devastated by terrorism over many generations.
Members of India's diaspora, living in distant lands of the world, my good wishes to all of you. You may be far away from India, but you are always close to our hearts.