Taking a swipe at China, Modi says India is making development partnerships that are marked by respect, diversity, care for the future, and sustainable development
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India’s approach to development partnerships was “mainly human-centric”, contrasting it with other forms, which he said, forced countries into “dependence partnerships” giving rise to colonial rule and global power blocks.
In his speech at the virtual inauguration ceremony of the Mauritius Supreme Court building in Port Louis, Modi took a swipe at China saying: “India is making development partnerships that are marked by respect, diversity, care for the future, and sustainable development.”
The Supreme Court building in Port Louis is part of the five projects under a $353 million special economic package extended by India in 2016. It is also the first India-assisted infrastructure project in the Mauritian capital. With China aggressively stepping up efforts to woo India’s neighbours, New Delhi has focused on delivering promised assistance to its neighbours.
The inauguration of the Supreme Court building comes amid military tensions between India and China along the common border.