As the world recognises and acknowledges a rising India at various global forums, the heart of every Indian rejoices with a sense of achievement and fulfillment. The huge success of the recent visits of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia has turned a new page in history, making India a nation that is highly valued and respected across the world. The visit has generated enormous goodwill for India as the Prime Minister focused on peace, cooperation, and friendship among the nations, creating headlines in the global press. India today is seen leading from the front on various global issues, committing itself to targets, coming to aid the nations in distress, extending its hands to the nations in their developmental efforts, and creating opportunities for the world through its unimaginable performance at home. In the last nine years, India has come a long way—from a fragile five to one of the top five economies in the world—an achievement that none can ignore. Moreover, as the world’s fastest growing economy, India has become a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy global scenario. The manner in which India faced the COVID-19 pandemic and stood by the nations in need in those trying times has created an image of India as a confident nation and a reliable friend.
While participating in QUAD, FIPIC, and the G7, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had around 40 engagements, including a huge event in Sydney that was attended by more than 20,000 people and interactions with around two dozen world leaders in summits along with a number of bilateral meetings. As the Prime Minister met industry captains, scientists, academicians, artists, and cultural icons, India’s transformation in the last nine years, its thriving democracy, and its immense potential were applauded and acknowledged by everyone. The unimaginable performance of India under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has certainly made him emerge as the most popular leader in
The unimaginable performance of India under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has certainly made him emerge as the most popular leader in the world, leading the approval ratings by a huge margin
the world, leading the approval ratings by a huge margin. It is not surprising to see US President Mr. Joe Biden ask for PM Shri Modi’s autograph, describing him as the most popular leader in the world. The reverence shown to him by Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Mr. James Marape in touching his feet has thrilled every Indian with even more respect for PM Mr. Marape and the people of Papua New Guinea. When Australian PM Mr. Albanese calls PM Shri Modi ‘The Boss’ and New Zealand PM Mr. Chris Hipkins flies to Australia to meet PM Shri Modi, every Indian is filled with pride and a sense of gratitude for the people of Australia and New Zealand. While these nations welcome the Indian Prime Minister with open arms, with the highest awards conferred by Papua New Guinea and Fiji and PM Marape calling PM Shri Modi ‘leader of the global south’, India’s increasing global stature and the Indian PM’s impact around the world can be easily understood.
As Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, India’s message of peace and cooperation was reinforced by the emphasis on the teachings of Bhagwan Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. It is to be noted that while the Prime Minister emphasised India’s civilizational message by launching ‘Thrukkural’ in Tok Pisin language to connect Papua Guinea youth to Indian values and culture, his gifts to dignitaries highlighted Indian culture and tribal products celebrating the contributions of the ancient Indian civilization. While the visit has strengthened various dimensions of bilateral and multilateral relations, the emergence of India on global forums is redefining India’s position in the emerging global order. The strong and charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is creating new horizons for India across the globe.