PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore

PM Modi meets US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore

The Prime Minister then offered prayers at the Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore. "It has been, for centuries, a gateway for India to the broader East".

Modi hailed India's strengthening ties with China, the United States and the Association of South East Asian Nations. No nation can shape and secure it on its own. Is that possible? Yes it is possible.

Modi will give a keynote address on Friday at the Shangri-La Dialogue conference, which will be attended by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, among others. "It includes all nations in this geography as also others beyond who have a stake in it", Modi said. "The priest of the temple gifted Prime Minister Modi a golden stole". It now holds the key to our future.

"In recent times, both India and China have shown wisdom and maturity in managing issues and ensuring a peaceful border. There is growing intersection in our global presence". This was followed by a meeting in Manila of officials from India, the US, Japan and Australia-known as the quadrilateral, and seen as a group of democracies with allied interests coming together to counterbalance China. "For all our progress, we live on the edge of uncertainty, of unsettled questions and unresolved disputes; contests and claims; and clashing visions and competing models", Modi added.

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The prime minister called for a "rules-based order" for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, and said that "solutions" could not be found "behind the walls of protection, but by embracing change".

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also participated in a dialogue titled "Transforming Asia through Innovation" at Singapore's prestigious Nanyang Technological University (NTU). "The law is obvious, plain for everyone to see", he said.

After meeting Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of an annual worldwide security conference in the city-state, Modi said they reiterated their commitment to a rules-based order for maritime security and called for an open, fair and transparent agreement to make it happen.

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