‘Modi’s Foreign Visits Always Raise Stature & Goodwill Of India’
Piyush Mishra, a research scholar in DDU University Gorakhpur, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to USA and Egypt have done Indian and the diaspora proud. His views
Each time Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits a foreign nations on official tour, you can see India’s stature moving up a few notches. He acts like a true ambassador of our country and its rich culture. His interactions with Indian diaspora, diplomats and dignitaries are command respect and Indian identity is duly represented.
The recent official visit to the US and Egypt was also a matter of pride for the Indians as it presented India on the world forum. Such trips are minutely observed in geopolitics by both our friends and rivals. The US visit thus sent a strong message to countries like China and Pakistan, as well domestic forces that always indulge in creating social unrest in the name of guarding the interests of minorities, human rights, freedom of expression, etc. When Modi was accorded with Egypt’s highest civilian honor ‘Order of The Nile’, it showed the mirror to the likes of all those concerned about baseless ‘assumptions and assertions’.
Thanks to the frequent trips of Modi, our foreign policies have not only strengthened manifold, but India has been making its presence felt on global platforms like Quad and G20 with enhanced authority. On the contrary, India’s stand on the ongoing Russia–Ukraine war is also been taken notice of by all the so-called bosses of the world and it was also noticeable during the visit when none of the countries questioning it.
With India’s achievements showcasing in a range of areas from technology, manufacturing, and start-ups to exports in the defence sector, it is also not a surprise that the foreign investment in the country has increased by 25 percent in nine years due to the collective efforts of Team Modi. Adding to this, the credentials of being the world’s fifth (largest) economy, we are a powerhouse of talents and technology which the world is taking due note and our capabilities and strengths have found new takers after the visit.
It is unfortunate that certain Indian opposition leaders and the so-called `guardians of the Constitution have found an ‘opportunity’. One example of such target attack was by former US President Barak Hussain Obama, and a Wall Street Journal reporter. Such leaders (Indian or foreigners) resort to inane and unsavory comments to cater to their die-hard supporters and promoters. But their actions only serve to expose their true intentions.
Though such buffoonery is a part and parcel of every foreign visit of PM Modi, constructive discussions and differing perspectives are handled very tactfully by him and this tendency only reflects a myopic and petty approach.
Irrespective of all the fruitless efforts to pull down India and Modi, the Indian Prime Minister stands in the front ranks of the world’s most popular statesmen and he humbly admits that he has acquired this status because of the solid backing and trust of 140 crore Indians in his homeland.
As told to Rajat Rai