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India’s journey from poverty to fifth largest economy in 75 years as spectacular: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has described the development journey of his country as spectacular in a program organized on Friday in New York, USA.

Nothing that India is now the fifth biggest economy in the world and envisions itself as a developed country by 2047, he added.

In this program, the External Affairs Minister counted several achievements of India like dealing with the Corona epidemic.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has put excerpts of his address on his Twitter account.

In his tweet, S Jaishankar worte, ” This morning, at the India@75 event, a Foreign Minister said that she carried Vaccine Maitri inside her. Another, also from the global south noted that while India may be the 5th largest economy, it was one with the largest heart. How can you not have a good day after that!”.

He said that colonialism had once made India one of the poorest countries in the world, but after traveling for the last 75 years, India has become the fifth largest economy in the world.

In his address, S Jaishankar said that in the 18th century India’s GDP alone was one-fourth of the GDP of the whole world, but two centuries later, in the middle of the 20th century, colonial rule made us one of the poorest countries.

Reaffirming India’s confidence in the United Nations Organization and its Charter, he said, “India remains committed to strengthen its partnership with the United Nations to determine the bright future of the world. We have full faith in the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. In our eyes the whole world is one family.

In his tweet, S Jaishankar said, “To participate in this event, President of the United Nations General Assembly Kasaba Korosi, Amina J Mohamed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, and Armenia, Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Tanzania, Maldives, Gambia, Thanks to fellow foreign ministers of Timor-Leste, Cyprus and Yemen.

According to the news agency, On India’s commitment to the UN peacekeeping missions, Jaishankar said that “we have contributed over the years more than a quarter-million personnel to this effort, more than any other country.” He referred to India’s initiatives including the International Solar Alliance and Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

The conflict in Ukraine, Jaishankar noted, has aggravated the food and energy inflation to make it “one of the biggest challenges of our times”. He said India has also supplied foodgrains to people in Afghanistan.

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