India doesn’t imagine in world order the place few are thought of superior to others: Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday mentioned India doesn’t imagine in a world order the place just a few are thought of superior to others and asserted the nation’s actions are guided by the essence of human equality and dignity that’s a part of its historical ethos.
In his tackle on the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) 2022 held right here, he additionally mentioned India has at all times seen safety and prosperity as a “collective pursuit” of the complete humankind, wherein there isn’t a chance of “island security or prosperity”.
“It is my firm belief that if security becomes a truly collective enterprise, then we can think of creating a global order that is beneficial for all of us,” Singh mentioned.
The defence minister mentioned now “we require to elevate the paradigm of collective security” to a stage of shared pursuits and shared safety.
“India believes in a multi-aligned policy which is realised through diverse engagements through multiple stakeholders so that views and concerns of all can be discussed and addressed for prosperity for all,” Singh mentioned.
To speak of the safety paradigm, nationwide safety shouldn’t be thought of a zero-sum sport and “we should strive to create a win-win situation for all,” he mentioned, including, “we should be guided by enlightened self-interest which is sustainable and resilient to shocks”.
The defence minister additionally asserted that “a strong, prosperous India wouldn’t be built at cost of others. Rather, India is here to help other nations realise their full potential”.
“India doesn’t believe in a world order where a few are considered superior to others. India’s actions are guided by the essence of human equality and dignity, part of our ancient ethos and its strong moral foundation,” Singh mentioned on the IPRD 2022.
“Realpolitik cannot be the fig leaf for being immoral or amoral. Rather, enlightened self-interest of nations can be promoted within the framework of strategic morality, which is predicated on the understanding and respect for the legitimate strategic imperative of all the civilised nations,” he mentioned.
It is because of this that when India companions any nation, it’s on the premise of sovereign equality and mutual respect, Singh mentioned.
“Forging relations comes naturally to India as we work towards mutual economic development. It is thus apt that we all explore solutions to the problems such as terrorism and climate change that transcend national boundaries,” he added.
Singh additionally emphasised that dialogue is the one civilised mechanism for resolving disputes and disagreements and creating regional or international order.
He cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolute message in the course of the G-20 summit in Bali lately that “the era of war is over”.
It was echoed by world leaders, with the G-20 communique mentioning that “now is not the time for war”.
“In the times when humanity is facing problems like climate change, COVID-19 pandemic and widespread deprivation, it is essential that we all work together to surmount these mammoth challenges, without being distracted by the destructive seduction of wars and conflicts,” he mentioned.
The fourth version of the IPRD, an apex-level worldwide annual convention of the Indian Navy, started right here on Wednesday. It seeks to foster an alternate of concepts and promote deliberations on regionally related maritime points.
Singh asserted that India stands for a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific as it’s important for the financial improvement of not solely the area but additionally the broader international neighborhood.
He described enhancing commerce and connectivity, capability constructing and infrastructure initiatives as time-tested methods of working collectively, which might act as bridges of friendship and guarantee mutual profit.
The defence minister careworn on the necessity to leverage them collectively for the frequent good.
Singh additionally touched upon the initiatives he introduced in the course of the India-ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Assembly held in Cambodia earlier this week.
Within the particular session on the culminating day of the three-day IPRD, which was aptly termed because the ‘Margdarshan’ session, Chief of the Naval Workers Admiral R Hari Kumar spoke concerning the threats and challenges to India’s holistic maritime safety and reaffirmed the Indian Navy’s dedicated resolve in preserving the nation’s maritime pursuits.
He added that India is effectively positioned to be within the vanguard of the a number of suppliers of web safety throughout the Indo-Pacific and is more and more being seen as the popular security-partner, particularly within the western section of the area, particularly the Indian Ocean.
Kumar additionally reiterated the Navy’s dedication in direction of reaching ‘Aatmanirbharta’ within the defence sector.
On the event, Singh additionally launched a guide, printed by the Nationwide Maritime Basis (NMF) titled ‘Coastal Security Dimensions of Maritime Security’.