Ours is a multi-religious country, a multi-lingual country; we have many different modes of worship. We believe in peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
Indian democracy's greatest strength is that we have always put the nation above politics.
Population needs to be stabilised for sustainable development.
Though I stay in Delhi, I often think about Himachal.
We have ended hunger, but now we have to end famine.
We believe in resolving all disputes peacefully.
We should always care for the minorities and be attentive towards their welfare.
The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.
The spending in science and technology need to be to increased.
India is a proud and sovereign country. We do not take any decisions under pressure from the U.S. or any other power.
While accepting donations, no one looks at the colour of money.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
Members of India's diaspora, living in distant lands of the world, my good wishes to all of you. You may be far away from India, but you are always close to our hearts.
I would like that no citizen of the state feels alone and helpless. The entire nation is with them.
We believe in equal respect for all faiths.
Neither India nor Russia perceives a threat from the strength of the other. Each sees a benefit for itself in the increased political and economic strength of the other.
I prefer to die rather than eat beef.