We believe in peace in the settlement of all disputes through peaceful means, in the abolition of war, and, more particularly, nuclear war.
The unique thing about our country is that we have Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, and people of all other religions. We have temples and mosques, gurdwaras and churches. But we do not bring all this into politics... This is the difference between India and Pakistan.
Our way is straight and clear - the building up of a socialist democracy at home, with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations abroad.
The speed with which we in the Congress are going down is sometimes frightening. Government administration in the districts is rapidly reaching a low level. No strong opposition party has been able to emerge.
I had always been feeling uncomfortable in my mind about giving advice to others and not acting upon it myself.
We cannot afford to spend millions and millions over nuclear arms when there is poverty and unemployment all around us.
If Pakistan has any ideas of annexing any part of our territories by force, she should think afresh. I want to state categorically that force will be met with force and aggression against us will never be allowed to succeed.
There has no doubt to be fundamental research in science, but applied research is equally important for new improvements and changes in our techniques.
Non-alignment will continue to be the fundamental basis of our approach to world problems and our relations with other countries.