We Are Constantly Solving PIO Problems Under Sushma Swaraj: PM Modi

  • We Are Constantly Solving PIO Problems Under Sushma Swaraj: PM Modi

We Are Constantly Solving PIO Problems Under Sushma Swaraj: PM Modi

Union minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday invited Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) to partner in the development of their motherland and said the Center's programmes and schemes provide a great opportunity for them to forge this partnership.

Around 124 MPs from the UK, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and other countries are expected to participate in the conference.

The prime minister said India's relationship with a country is not based on give and take, but on humanity.

The prime minister said India has always played a constructive role in the world and that Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence can counter extremism and radicalisation. Speaking at the conference, PM Modi said, "No matter where they are, I can imagine how happy your ancestors must be on seeing you all here. Reforms to transform is our guiding principle".

PM Modi also said that a lot of positive changes are taking place in India.

"We feel proud. If I talk about politics, I can see that there is a mini world Parliament of Indian origin sitting in front of me".

Modi told the PIO lawmakers that the values of Indian culture and civilisation can guide a world gripped in increasing instability.

Modi also brought up the dialogue with ASEAN countries and how the leaders would be attending the Republic Day parade later this month.

He also appreciated external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's efforts in making the foreign ministry more open and accessible, as well as her personal outreach to all those who petitioned her for help on Twitter.

Delhi starts receiving delegates from 23 countries for the first ever PIO Parliamentarian Conference to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 9, 2018, at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. The event will be conducted in two working sessions on PIO Parliamentarians the story of the journey to parliament, and Resurgent India, the role of PIO Parliamentarians.

India has called off an order to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel's state-owned defense contractor Rafael, the company said Wednesday. "India has a huge influence on global politics", New Zealand MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi said.