27 Total Quotes

Shyam Saran Quotes

India has political limitations. We are not in a position to redraw boundaries. Short of that what is required to give comfort to people of Jammu and Kashmir in terms of free flow of people, goods and ideas we are ready to consider.
Shyam Saran
#Boundaries

There needs to be collaboration in research and development effort to come up with new, clean technologies,
Shyam Saran
#Collaboration

India is against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. We have said Iran, just as any other country, should live to its commitments and obligations (on nuclear activities),
Shyam Saran
#Country

The (Indian) prime minister said in taking the peace process forward, it was important we not be deflected by the kind of terrorist incidents which continue to take place,
Shyam Saran
#Peace

In seeking clarity on such clandestine activities, the international community must focus not merely on recipient states but on supplier states as well; otherwise our global non-proliferation effort would be undermined by charges of motivated selectivity and discrimination,
Shyam Saran
#Clarity

In considering its approach towards the resumption of full civil nuclear energy cooperation with India, the international community has to ask itself whether India is a partner or a target for the global non-proliferation regime,
Shyam Saran
#Community

Both countries are deeply committed to implementing this very important understanding. The issues are complex, but we are confident that the deal will be implemented soon.
Shyam Saran
#Understanding

We look forward to the US Congress passing the legislation to enable full civil nuclear energy cooperation between the two countries early next year,
Shyam Saran
#Congress

We plan to send (various) relief items, including tents, plastic sheets, mattresses, blankets, food items, medicines and medical supplies in a transport plane on Tuesday. It should reach Pakistan latest by Tuesday evening,
Shyam Saran
#Food

We have always said the LoC should not be a barrier in this tragedy,
Shyam Saran
#Tragedy

We understand that the items required include tents, blankets, mattresses, food items and a variety of medical supplies.
Shyam Saran
#Food

The peace process that is taking place between the two countries can easily be derailed if there is a major terrorist incident. So I don't think that it is in either country's interest to allow such things to happen,
Shyam Saran
#Peace

This was not something that the United States wanted,
Shyam Saran
#United States

These matters should be resolved through discussions and not through confrontation.
Shyam Saran
#Confrontation

Although we are involved in major projects in the infrastructure sector we felt the time has come to shift focus to the local community level.
Shyam Saran
#Focus

This is a very important visit. Afghanistan is an extremely important country for India and the two share close cultural and historical links,
Shyam Saran
#Afghanistan

But there also has been some notable progress as well on some of these issues,
Shyam Saran
#Progress

We have contributed and will continue to contribute to the political stabilization of the country.
Shyam Saran
#Country

We have two clear choices before us, one that will maintain the status quo and the distance between our two democracies.
Shyam Saran
#Choices

As far as civilian nuclear cooperation is concerned, we had a very positive exchange of views and come to the conclusion that we should be in a position to make significant advance on this initiative before the Bush visit.
Shyam Saran
#Cooperation

Public safety and security (in Kashmir) is the responsibility of the government,
Shyam Saran
#Government

The issue of prisoners ... will be raised during the home secretary level talks, and when I go to Islamabad,
Shyam Saran
#Home

The stability of Afghanistan and its economic recovery continues to be hampered by the activities of the remnants of the Taliban elements. We believe these elements have to be kept under control.
Shyam Saran
#Afghanistan

We want to ensure that energy does not become a limitation on growth. Since we have not been able to conclude a trilateral agreement, the pact would enable us to carry out actual exploration through other alternatives.
Shyam Saran
#Energy

There is no question of India's commitment to democracy in Nepal. I want this message to go very loud and clear.
Shyam Saran
#Commitment

India has consistently been supporting the democratic aspirations of the people of Nepal and hopes the executive authorities are now transferred from the monarchy to them.
Shyam Saran
#Aspirations

We do not wish to be in a position to prescribe for Nepal, and to prescribe for the people of Nepal in what manner they would go about realizing their democratic aspirations.
Shyam Saran
#People