Udupi, November 18: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that India has led the world on the issue of terrorism those countries who consider terrorism as their tool, also know that India can give a befitting reply.
"India has led the world on the issue of terrorism. The countries who consider terrorism as their tool know well that India does not unnecessarily tease any country, and it knows how to give a befitting reply to those who tease India," said Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Defence Minister also cited that the world now listens to India in big forums.
"I take pride in saying that India's words are listened to carefully even in the big forums of the world today. India's stature has increased in the world, and big countries pay attention to what India says on any issue," he added.
He also recalled that there was a point when India used to be number one in scientific technology.
"The concept of zero was given to the world by India. The concept of Quadratic equation was also given by India," he added.
The Defence Minister also called out 'illiteracy' as the major reason for poverty and unemployment
"When I talk about education, I mean both theoretical and practical. We should not only have knowledge but also wisdom," he added.