Rajnath describes Russia as "one of the most credible friends of India"

Describing Russia as "one of the most credible friends of India", Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his visit has led to concrete outcomes in strengthening cooperation between the two countries  in the field of security, counter-terrorism, counter-radicalization, anti-drug trafficking, counterfeit currency, information sharing and on training specialists in these fields.  
Addressing a meeting of the Indian diaspora here yesterday, the Home Minister expressed satisfaction with his talks with the various Russian leaders. He also spoke about the long history and foundation of the relationship between India and Russia.
Praising the work that every individual Indian was doing in Russia, he called them as the “Cultural Ambassadors” of India. While the physical distance between the diaspora and India could be large, there can never be an “emotional distance,” he added.
Describing terrorism and radicalism as the two greatest threats facing the world, Mr Rajnath Singh referred to the efforts of the Government in controlling terrorism and neutralizing the infiltrating terrorists. The Indian Armed Forces were determined to respond in full measure to various provocations, he added.
He apprised the gathering about the initiatives of the Government in various fields through schemes such as Jan Dhan Yojana, Make in India and Aadhar implementation to take India on a fast-track of economic progress. The country is on its way to becoming one of the leading economic powers of the world, he added.
About the strength of Indian culture that saw the whole world as one family “Vasudeva Kutumbakam”, he said it forms the basis for India to become a benevolent power in future. From the development of infrastructure to bringing in manufacturing into India, the Government has in the past three years contributed immensely, earning the goodwill of the people, he added.


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