External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the reason why India matters in the world today and its voice counts.
Speaking at an interactive dialogue with the Indian-American community organized by the US India Friendship Council and Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), the minister said that he can say this based on the feedback from the meetings PM Modi had with the world leaders in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The voice of India matters and is being taken seriously at the world stage because of the leadership and policies of PM Modi, he said.
“Today our opinions count, our views matter and have actually today the ability to shape the big issues of our time. I think these are main takeaways from a very, very intensive set of interactions over the last six days,” Jaishankar said.
Talking about the Indian-American community, he said that their role in strengthening this relationship between the two countries is something that “I can never say enough about”.
“India, America relationship has changed because of Indian-Americans. It did not change only because of government policies,” Jaishankar said.