Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30396

India has a legitimate right to becoming a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Let no one challenge India's secularism.

Let no one challenge India’s secularism.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30380

We need to convert the extraordinary goodwill between India and Russia into a thriving, visible, vigorous, and mutually beneficial economic relationship.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
We, the Indians, as guru of the nations: yes, I believe in that.

We, the Indians, as Guru of the Nations: yes, I believe in that.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30388

I dream of an India that is prosperous, strong, and caring. An India, that regains a place of honour in the comity of great nations.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30344

India has the sanction of her own past glory and future vision to become strong – in every sense of the term.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30346

The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30332

People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30312

Neither India nor Russia perceives a threat from the strength of the other. Each sees a benefit for itself in the increased political and economic strength of the other.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30320

I have a vision of India: an India free of hunger and fear, an India free of illiteracy and want.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : If India is not secular, then India is not India at all.

If India is not secular, then India is not India at all.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Our aim should be to make India a global R&D hub.

Our aim should be to make India a global R&D hub.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30288

Indian democracy’s greatest strength is that we have always put the nation above politics.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30284

India was secular even when Muslims hadn’t come here and Christians hadn’t set foot on this soil. It is not as if India became secular after they came. They came with their own modes of worship, and they, too, were given a place of honor and respect.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India is not a piece of land, but a living entity.

India is not a piece of land, but a living entity.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30278

Members of India’s diaspora, living in distant lands of the world, my good wishes to all of you. You may be far away from India, but you are always close to our hearts.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India has never played politics with national security.

India has never played politics with national security.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30266

If Pakistan claims to be a crucial partner in the international coalition against terrorism, how can it continue to use terrorism as an instrument of state policy against India?

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30276

India helped Bangladesh to achieve independence. The Bangladeshis should remain happy inside the territory of their own country.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30250

India has a consistent and well-known position on terrorism. We oppose all acts of terrorism, wherever they occur. We have repeatedly said that no cause can justify violence and destruction, particularly aimed at civilians.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30246

I believe India and Israel should focus on building bilateral relations on the basis of shared perspectives and commonalities between our two democracies.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30236

Whatever understanding is reached with Pakistan has to be followed honestly, and everybody will have to rise above party politics and be actively committed to make India prosperous.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Quote : 30226

India is an ancient nation and not a nation in the making. We are not to build a new nation but to make this ancient nation virile to face the challenge of modern times.

–Atal Bihari Vajpayee