Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, the entrepreneurial nature of over a million Indians is the basis of his belief that the country will be able to consistently achieve growth rates of 8-9 percent over a sustained period, and for which he has a clear road map.
“It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have a lot of faith in the entrepreneurial nature of our 1.25 billion people. There is a lot of capability. And I have a clear road-map to channel it,” Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
The prime minister said that with both India and China together growing rapidly, “today’s era once again belongs to Asia.”
To a question whether China’s disputes in the east China seas and the south China seas in recent years with Philippines and Vietnam worried him, Modi replied: “Look at how it has focused on economic development. It’s hardly the sign of a country that wants to be isolated.
“It wants to stay connected. That is why we should have trust in China’s understanding and have faith that it would accept global laws and will play its role in cooperating and moving forward.”