Terrorism in India is not homegrown but exported from outside: PM Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014, 01:30 AM IST

- Women's empowerment cannot be complete without education of girls. As CM of Gujarat I had taken the initiative to educate the girl child. The motto of our government is - Educate girls, save girls.

- Our Foreign Secretary is a woman, our External Affairs Minister is a woman, my Cabinet has women leaders.

- India and China will solve whatever issues we have amongst ourselves. We do not need any arbitration.

- We told the US that do not repeat the Iraq mistake in Afghanistan. The withdrawal of forces from there should be slow.

- We need to focus on what India and America can do together for the world, that should be a principle for our foundation.

- There are some things which bind America and India together. Democracy and openness are two of them. The third is the economy.

- 18th and 19th century were full of struggles. Each country tried to expand. Then came era of groups. Today all countries in the world are interdependent on each other.

- India has had to suffer terrorism which has been exported. There is no homegrown terrorism. The Indian Muslim will defeat al Qaeda.

-  We have to deal with terrorism together.

- Terrorism has no boundaries or country. Its something that is difficult to imagine. Terrorism cannot be measured on the scale of political plus and minus. It is a threat to humanity.

- Today terrorism is something that we have to take seriously. I feel sad that some countries have not taken it in the right way.

- As far as India is concerned, we have a guiding philosophy inspired by Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. We believe in non-violence.

- We support trade facilitation, we know this is an era of global economy. But we are clear on WTO policy on trade facilitation. I am against following populist policies but India has a large number of poor people. Food security and trade facilitation must go together.

- I have been to Japan and America and met Australian PM with the hope that we have to exist together and face difficulties together. I want to learn from everyone and we want to bring the best for our nation.

- India has three things which is unique to us - Democracy, Demographic Dividend and Demand.

- 21st century belongs to Asia, no one has a doubt in that, though some may say that it belongs to China and some say it belongs to India.

- We have thought about a SAARC satellite which will serve all SAARC nations.

- I had offered Pakistan help at the time of floods.

- I went to Nepal and Bhutan.

- We want friendship with our neighbours. I had invited heads of SAARC nations to my oath taking ceremony.

- But along with these I also want to say that no country can operate alone.

- My efforts are towards simplifying and speeding processes. We want to focus on transparency and e-governance.

- River Ganga affects 30-40 percent people of India. We have taken up the mission to clean Ganga I will make it a people's movement. This is also related to the economy.

- We are keen to work in the arena of environment too.

- Changes in 125 crore people will come through these things.

- We want to upgrade and expand the Railways. Trillions of business is attached with Railways. We want private investment in our Railways.

- We have taken big initiatives on FDI.

- Small things open up big avenues.

- I have told officers to cut red tape and reduce file work.

- The Centre and State government should come together to work for the country.

- I have a dream of Team India.

- We are also bringing Labour reforms. We feel it is imperative to take India on the path of development.

- We have the talent. Mars mission was the example. Mars mission was accomplished with less budget than a Hollywood movie.

- India is a young nation and we have the ability to provide workforce to countries all over the world.

- I ask people of India to make products with zero defect, then we will be successful in the world.

- 30 percent contribution should be of each sector in the economy of India.

- We want to take our economy ahead on the three pillars of agriculture, manufacturing and services.

- People voted for change and have faith and hope today that India is on the right path.

- We want to increase our growth rate and take our economy ahead.

- I came to power on the plank of good governance and I will fulfill the wishes of the people.

- After 30 years India elected a government with a complete majority. People accepted us because the thinking of the youth has changed.

- Modi begins his address.

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address Council on Foreign Relations shortly.