The State president minister Sushma Swaraj discussed India’s foreign policey with neighbouring countries and other issues including NSG membership while addressing the media.
Over the past two years, the transformation in Sushma Swaraj has been newsworthy. She made a lot of changes in the party be it graduating from a vocal political heavyweight to a low-profile minister under a hyperactive prime minister.
Sushma stay away from media, but her focus is only on her work. She replies all her questions in Hindi, the favourite language of Modi, marking her two years in office.
She defended India’s aggressive diplomacy to affirm the membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Sushma Swaraj alleged that “China was not opposing India’s entry, but was only talking about membership procedures.”
Swaraj said India was hopeful that it will be able to convince China to give its backing.
“I am myself in contact with 23 nations, one or two raised concerns but I think consensus is there,” she said.
When asked about the import of global campaigning, Swaraj explained that the climate change conference made a difference.
“When we committed to bring carbon footprints and pollution levels down, that means switching over to non-fossil fuels. And that means nuclear energy will be atleast one-third of our non-fossil fuel basket,” she added.