MoS Home says India’s foreign policy shouldn’t be hawkish
New Delhi: India is a symbol of peace and there is no need for it to adopt a hawkish foreign policy, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.
“Idea of India is symbol of peace. There is no need to adopt hawkish (foreign) policy. We are naturally a soft power. But soft does not mean weak. We have to be firm and strong in our resolve,” he said at a function organised on the occasion of foundation day of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Rijiju’s comments came at a time when his senior in the Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh, has made it clear that India would give “befitting” reply to Pakistan’s firing towards Indian posts and civilian areas.
The Minister of State for Home said India’s basic behaviours is soft and it must not adopt a hawkish agenda towards its neighbours.
“We must not agree to posture of war but have to be firm and responsible, besides being a stable power,” he said.