New Delhi, January 9 (KMW): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India has no intention of exploiting any countryâ€™s resources and is not eyeing anyoneâ€™s territory, basing its relationships not on â€œprofit or lossâ€ but on humanity.
Addressing the first PIO Parliamentarians Conference in New Delhi, he said India has always played a constructive role in the world arena.
If any philosophy can counter extremism and radicalisation, it is Mahatma Gandhiâ€™s and Indiaâ€™s philosophy of non-violence and â€˜satyagrahaâ€™, he noted.
â€œWe neither have the intention of exploiting anyoneâ€™s resources nor are we eyeing anyoneâ€™s territory. Our focus has always been on capacity building and resource development,â€ the prime minister said.
The comments come in the wake of increasing border tensions in certain sectors of Indiaâ€™s border with China.
â€œIndia is that country which has always played a constructive role in the world arena. We have not weighed our policy towards any country on profit or loss basis, but have viewed it from the prism of human values.â€
Indiaâ€™s model of development aid, he added, is not based on give and take, but depends on the needs and priorities of countries.
â€œAt a time when the world is divided by ideologies, India believes in the mantra of â€˜sabka saath, sabka vikasâ€™,â€ he said.
â€œIf there is any philosophy to counter radicalisation and extremism, it is the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and the philosophy of Indian values,â€ he said.
India, with its rich values and traditions, has the power to lead and guide the world dealing with instability, Modi said.
According to the prime minister, the 21st century is known as the Asian century and India has an important role to play in it.
Persons of Indian origin can take pride in the countryâ€™s increasing strength worldwide, he told the gathering.
Modi also called on Indian origin lawmakers from across the world to be partners in Indiaâ€™s development and act as catalysts in the countryâ€™s economic growth.
Over half the total investment into the country came in only the last three years with a record USD 16 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) last year.
All this has happened due to far-reaching policy changes ushered in by his government, with â€œreform and transformâ€ being its guiding principle, the prime minister said.
â€œIndia is changing, India is transforming. India has moved far ahead and Indian hopes are at the top and you will see the result of change in every sphere. A record USD 16 billion dollar FDI came into the country last year,â€ he said. (Agencies)