There are certain ingredients required of middle powers or countries which can make a difference and India today has all of them to emerge as a leading world power, Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh said on Thursday.
“When India says that it can look for a role for itself, I would say a leading power, a role which is proactive, benevolent and which makes a mark, I think the ingredients are there today in terms of the achievements that India has made,” Gen. Singh said, speaking on a panel at the Raisina Dialogue conference. He said India is in a position where it has created many more friends, and it has the required technological base that can be exploited.
He said India has been diplomatically able to create an environment where it can make friends with a large number of countries.