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We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.

Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.

Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.

You can change friends but not neighbours.

You can change friends but not neighbours.

People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India. ---->>>

Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary. ---->>>

Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries. ---->>>

No state should be allowed to profess partnership with the global coalition against terror, while continuing to aid, abet and sponsor terrorism. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor. ---->>>

The reality is that international institutions like the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be. ---->>>

We believe that the United States and the rest of the international community can play a useful role by exerting influence on Pakistan to put a permanent and visible end to cross-border terrorism against India. ---->>>

The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. ---->>>

In the euphoria after the Cold War, there was a misplaced notion that the UN could solve every problem anywhere. ---->>>

There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Indian
Born: 12-25, 1924
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Occupation: Statesman
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee (born 25 December 1924) is an Indian politician who was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is the first Prime Minister from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve a full five-year term (wikipedia)