PM Modi becomes the first PM to be on Newsweek cover after Indira Gandhi

After former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has graced the cover page of New York-based Newsweek magazine. 57 years after Indira Gandhi’s cover photo, another Indian Prime Minister will be able to achieve the feat. Indira Gandhi’s picture appeared on the cover page of the April 1966 issue.

The Newsweek team spoke to Modi for an hour and a half. The interview focused on the India-China border situation, Ram Temple and Article 370.

In an interview, Narendra Modi said that the situation on the India-China border should be taken care of urgently to resolve the abnormality in bilateral interactions. He stated that the two countries share an important relationship and a stable India-China relationship is important for the world.

For India, relations with China are important. The lingering situation on our border needs to be resolved urgently. That way we can resolve the abnormality in our bilateral interactions. The Prime Minister expressed hope that both the countries would be able to restore peace on the border through constructive engagement.

A stable and peaceful relationship between India and China is important not only for the two countries but also for the world. It is my hope that that relationship can be fostered through constructive bilateral engagement at the diplomatic and military levels. “We can restore and maintain peace on the borders,” said the Prime Minister.

The 2020 clash between the troops of the two countries in the Galvan Valley had soured India-China relations. 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives that day. The number of Chinese soldiers killed has not yet been released.

After that, there were many discussions at the diplomatic and military level. Speaking about the 2019 Pulwama attack in which 40 Indian soldiers were killed, the Prime Minister also clarified India-Pak relations in the interview.