New Delhi, Feb 3: India will not accept any outside interference in its internal matters, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu asserted on Monday. The safety, security and integrity of India are non-negotiable, he told a gathering here. Addressing participants of Kautilya Fellows Programme (KFP) organised by India Foundation, he said India believes in the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam that treats the whole world as one family and that it believes in sharing knowledge and wisdom.
This ideal had shaped its interaction and outreach. He said the same philosophy guided India’s external relations with other countries, both near and far. Bemoaning the attempts of one of India’s neighbours to promote cross-border terrorism by aiding, abetting and funding terror, Mr Naidu said India always believed in peaceful coexistence with all its neighbours.
He said India was never an aggressor and never attacked any country, an official statement here said. Stating that secularism was ingrained in the DNA of all Indians’ because of its age-old civilisational values, Naidu said all minorities were safe and secure in India. (UNI)