EAM Jaishankar is on a three-day visit to Singapore from March 23
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is on a three-day visit to Singapore on Sunday said India should look at its relationship with Russia or any other country from its perspective.

“If I do my calculations from my perspective and my experiences, I will get the answer. And the answer in this case is that Russia is a country with which we have always had a positive relationship,” Jaishankar said while interacting with the Indian community in Singapore on March 24.

In an answer to a question, he said, “Both India and Russia have taken that extra care to look after each other’s interests. So, I think we should have that confidence as we go forward.”

EAM Jaishankar who is visiting at the invitation of his Singapore counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan will meet the top leaders of the country, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

On arrival on Saturday, he visited the INA Marker in Singapore and paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

“Began my Singapore visit by paying homage to Netaji and the brave Indian National Army soldiers. The INA Marker in Singapore recognizes their deep patriotism and indomitable spirit that remain an inspiration for generations to come,” Jaishankar said in his post on X.

Earlier, he met leading Singaporean corporate figures and got “positive feedback” on India’s growth story. “A very productive interaction with leading Singaporean Corporate figures. Appreciate their positive feedback on the India growth story, based on investment experiences. Confident that their commitment to doing more business in India will further increase,” the EAM said in another post on X.

During interaction with Singapore-based business leaders, EAM Jaishankar also talked about the strides taken by India in the field of manufacture of semiconductors. He urged them to invest in this key sector in the country. He said three semiconductor plants are being set up in India. “We have started to get machinery for semiconductors today to start to build in India,” Jaishankar said.