23 October, New Delhi
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that India has become more aspirational under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and takes pride in its identity.
Jaitley was addressing a conference of intellectuals organised by Kushabhau Thakre Nyas Samiti in Dehradun Saturday.
He said that the Prime Minister has displayed a more head-on approach towards terrorism and Pakistan and gone beyond merely isolating the neighbouring country internationally through diplomatic measures.
The minister added that, going beyond the traditional methods of diplomacy, Modi has been able to give a stern message to the neighbouring country to stop fostering terrorism or else face the consequences.
Finance Minister said that the country now feels it has a leader capable of acting tough and taking hard decisions.