Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gave the much-anticipated media interview to the news agency PTI, the first in four years, and spoke on various topics ranging from India’s G20 moment and the 2047 target to become a developed nation.
The Prime Minister called for global collaboration against cybercrimes to curb terrorist activities worldwide. He said, “Cyberspace has introduced an entirely new dimension to the battle against illicit financial activities and terrorism. Cyber threats must be taken very seriously; cyber terrorism, online radicalisation, and money laundering are just the tip of the iceberg.”
He added that the darknet used by the terrorists can have an impact on national dynamics. “Terrorists using darknet, metaverse, cryptocurrency to fulfil nefarious aims; can have implications for the social fabric of nations,” he said to news agency PTI.
PM Modi interview: Top 10 quotes
- GDP-centric view of the world now changing to a human-centric one and India is playing the role of catalyst. ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ can be a guiding principle for the welfare of the world.
- India will be a developed nation by 2047. Corruption, casteism and communalism will have no place in our national life.
- For a long India was seen as the country of 1 billion hungry stomachs, now it is 1 billion aspirational minds, and 2 billion skilled hands. India will be in the top three economies of the world in the near future.
- Dialogue and diplomacy only ways to resolve different conflicts in different regions, said PM Modi on the Russia-Ukraine war.
- Global cooperation in fighting cyber crimes is not just desirable but inevitable. Cyberspace has introduced an entirely new dimension to the battle against illicit financial activities and terrorism.
- The political stability of 9 years (of the BJP-led NDA government) led to several reforms and growth is its natural by-product.
- Irresponsible financial policies and populism may give short-term political results but extract great social, and economic prices in the long term.
- Inflation key issue faced by the world. Our G20 Presidency led to the recognition that anti-inflation policies in one country do not harm others. India’s G20 Presidency also sowed seeds of confidence in countries of the so-called third world.
- The theme of India’s G20 Presidency ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ is not just a slogan but a comprehensive philosophy derived from our cultural ethos.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reforms in the UN, saying the mid-20th century approach cannot serve the world in the 21st century.