India does not get swayed by coercion, inducements and false narratives, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday while citing the country's approach towards the situation along the Northern border and its opposition to China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Addressing a press conference on nine years of Modi government, Jaishankar also said that India has de-legitimised cross-border terrorism.
In his remarks, the minister highlighted various aspects of Indian foreign policy, including its handling of different situations as well as the country's ties with key countries.
Jaishankar said large parts of world now see India as a development partner and that the Global South perceives India as a reliable partner. The external affairs minister also said that India is making significant economic impact that has been recognised globally.
Jaishankar slams Rahul Gandhi
Jaishankar criticised Rahul Gandhi, saying he has a habit of criticising India abroad and it is not in the interest of the country to take its internal matters to the outside world.
Referring to Gandhi's recent remarks made at an event in the US, the minister said, "The world is watching us".
"Rahul Gandhi has a habit of criticising India abroad," he said, replying to a question.
"I don't think taking national politics out of the country is in national interest," Jaishankar said.
Gandhi, currently on a visit to the US, has criticised the government on a number of issues.
At an event in the US, Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to drive the Indian car by only looking in the rear-view mirror which will lead to "one accident after another."
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