In his remarks at an event to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Library of the US Congress, Jaishankar said that through a mix of policy and advocacy, there has been fundamental shift in the way in which India approaches the issue of climate change.
India’s new ambition is to establish 450 GW of renewable capacity by 2030, he said.
Jaishankar said the the Modi government got a resounding mandate from the people at the 2019 elections due to the effective delivery on the ground of socio-economic services and benefits that are so much in consonance with this approach.
He said the next five years will not only see the existing initiative taken forward but supported by a raft of new campaigns, the latest being against single use plastics.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was in US last week meeting key authorities of Trump administration including the Secretary fo State , Defence Secretary and NSA. Addressing a prominent Think tank on Wednesday, Jaishankar asserted that the abrogation of article 370 was as a “long awaited” step and the “right thing” to do, he also said it is expected from Pakistan to pull out all stops to challenge the decision as it has made deep investment in fuelling terrorism in Kashmir.
Asserting that the Indian security forces have exercised highest degree of restrain in Jammu and Kashmir after August 5, Jaishankar said that he expects Pakistan to continue what it has been doing for the past several decades. He said that Pakistan’s game plan is to Paint Apocalyptic Scenario before the world .