|dc.description.abstract||We need a better future for South Asian region...
I think its a good thing to reach out to neighbouring countries and it is extremely necessary for India. India is such a big country, there has been a certain amount of jealousy and suspicion about its growth and prosperity by the other countries. When Atal Bihari Vajpayee had come in power, he had taken certain measures to have friendly relations with the neighboring countries. He had taken steps to have better relations in trade, commerce and culture. And there was an introduction of ‘common currency unit’ for SAARC members. Then UPA came and no steps as such were taken by them. Now that NDA has come with Modi, they are taking steps towards having good relations with the other countries. Other countries should demand peace and co- operation from India for better future of South Asia.
—Rajas Parchure, Director, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics & RBI Professor of Finance||en_US