World sees India with great hope: PM Modi's Perspective

He referred to the historicity of this visit after a span of 41 years, calling this landmark in India-Austria relations on the celebrations for 75 years of friendship between them.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his address to the Indian Community in Vienna, mentioned the growing global importance of India. He said, "There is a lot of talk going on about India in the world these days … Everybody wants to know and understand about India … You all have the same experience…? Don't people ask you about India? What is India thinking? What is India doing? India represents one-sixth of humanity. And in global growth too we almost contribute the same," said PM Modi, asserting his country's status as a key player representing one-sixth of humanity and contributing to global growth.

He referred to the historicity of this visit after a span of 41 years, calling this landmark in India-Austria relations on the celebrations for 75 years of friendship between them.

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"Democracy joins the two nations together. Our shared values are liberty, equality, pluralism, besides respect for the rule of law. Both our societies are multi-cultural and multi-lingual. Both nations celebrate diversity, and one big medium to reflect these values are elections, " PM Modi said while drawing parallels between the multicultural societies of both nations.

He drove home a point on the efficacy of India's democratic process—by citing the recent elections where 650 million people would have exercised their voting rights, the results of which had been determined within no time, thus going on to prove the strength of India's electoral system.

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"Despite such a big election, the results of the elections get clear within hours. It is the power of our electoral machinery and democracy, " he said.

PM Modi expressed confidence in the steady rise of India's economy, saying, "I told my people, I will make India one of the top three economies in the world. We aren't working to reach the top position, we have a mission for 2047.".

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He reiterated his commitment to making India one of the leading economies in the world by 2047 at last. According to PM Modi, India has always contributed to world peace and prosperity throughout history. "We didn't give 'Yuddha'; we gave the world 'Buddha'. India has always given peace and prosperity, and thus, India is going to strengthen its role in the 21st century," said PM Modi.

PM Modi added, "I got the opportunity to meet, some eminent Indologists, it was quite apparent from their discussions that they had a great interest in India.")

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With these remarks, PM Modi concluded his impactful visit to Austria where he came to highlight and reassure international cooperation and understanding for the pivotal position India occupies in contemporary global affairs.

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