Peace doesn't only mean 'no war': Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said "the definition of peace has changed in the last hundred years" and "today, peace does not only mean 'no war'. "
In his monthly radio broadcast, Modi recalled the death and devastation caused by the World War I and said "this made the whole world realise and understand the importance of peace. The definition of peace has changed in the last hundred years. Today, peace does not only mean 'no war'."
Pointing out that November 11 this year will mark the hundred years of end of World War I, he said "There is a need to work unitedly to address issues such as terrorism, climate change, economic development to social justice through universal cooperation and co-ordination. Development of the poorest of the poor is the real indicator of peace."
Modi said wherever there will be a talk of world peace, "India's name and contribution will be written in golden letters. For India, 11th of November this year has a special significance because on 11th November a hundred years back the World War I had ended….For India, World War I was an important event.
"Rightly speaking we had no direct connection with that war. Despite this, our soldiers fought bravely and played a very big role and made the supreme sacrifice. Indian soldiers showed it to the world that they are second to none if it comes to war. Our soldiers have displayed great valour in difficult areas and adverse conditions. There has just been a single objective behind it- restoration of peace."