“As a peaceful large democracy with Constitutional values, built since independence, and a large growing economy, India commands immense respect globally,” he said in an interview with The Indian Express (IE).
“I am more optimistic about India’s future than worried. However, my optimism is contingent on India being a harmonious society, which is the bedrock for all progress and development,” he added.
He added that currently, there is talk of de-globalisation and new types of trade restrictions. These can disrupt the existing order but also open new opportunities for India in global supply chains.
“It is in India’s economic interests to not get trapped in conflicts and maintain an equilibrium of trading relationships across nations and regions,” he said.
On India’s stand during the Russia-Ukraine war, Singh said it has done the “right thing” in putting our sovereign and economic interests first while also appealing for peace.
He also said that it is in India’s economic interests to not get trapped in conflicts and maintain an equilibrium of trading relationships across nations and regions.
Singh also congratulated scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for the success of Chandrayaan-3.
“I am really thrilled that the Chandrayaan mission, which was launched in 2008, has reached new heights by being the first to reach the south pole of the Moon,” Singh added.