Quotes by: Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid
Minister of External Affairs
In office
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by S. M. Krishna
Succeeded by Sushma Swaraj
Minister of Law and Justice
In office
28 May 2011 – 28 October 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Veerappa Moily
Succeeded by Ashwani Kumar
Personal details
Born (1953-01-01) 1 January 1953 (age 64)
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Louise Khurshid
Alma mater University of Delhi
St Edmund Hall, Oxford

In international relations, in foreign policy, a great deal has to do with historical circumstances, a great deal has to do with the sense and perception of people.
Salman Khurshid
We wish Pakistan both stability and security; we expect them to understand our legitimate concerns of preventing people from using its soil to inflict problem in India.
Salman Khurshid
You have to trust your government. Don't let every scar, every wart, every hiccup condemn the whole body.
Salman Khurshid
What I'm interested in is the fascinating image of young leaders... you know, young people leading in different fields. You see athletes and people in gymnastics, where the requirement is that you are supple and very, very young... 11... and by the time you're 14, you're already over the hill.
Salman Khurshid
We should not underestimate the ability of people to do wrong if they want to do so.
Salman Khurshid
The administrative control of the government remains everywhere. You can't have a government within the country and not have control over everything that's happening in the country... Even in the Election Commission there is some extent of administrative control.
Salman Khurshid
The world is waiting for us, the world wants to engage with us, the world wants to be friendly with us, the world wants to be our partner in prosperity, and the world admires India in many ways.
Salman Khurshid
Business and politics have a wholesome and an unwholesome interface. You have to eliminate the unwholesome interface.
Salman Khurshid
Generally, it is human endeavour to have young people lead, and you see that in public life in the U.S. and everywhere.
Salman Khurshid
People can defame anyone they like, people can write anything they like. But non-accountability is a part of modern Indian culture.
Salman Khurshid
Governments follow their people. A great deal has to do with the vision of the leadership of governments. They have a vision, and they translate that to their people and to their counterparts in other countries. You can fulfill and achieve a great deal if you get along well as individuals, as people, as persons.
Salman Khurshid
Both France and Britain are supportive of India's bid for a broad-based agreement on trade and investment with the European Union.
Salman Khurshid
We are lucky to have Manmohan Singh as our Prime Minister. We could not have done without a person and leader of the choice as Manmohan Singh, who gets all international attention.
Salman Khurshid
We are not a country that subscribes to policing any part of the world. The areas we are comfortable with are capacity building, intelligence sharing, exchange of ships, call on each other's ports, joint training and exercises.
Salman Khurshid
India considers Saudi Arabia a center of stability in the region. The security and stability of the Gulf region and that of the Indian subcontinent are interlinked. Bilateral security cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia will contribute to regional stability and in addressing the common threat of terrorism in the region.
Salman Khurshid
We can pretend that China is not there. But China is there, and unless we put our economy on the right track, it is going to overwhelm us completely.
Salman Khurshid
In democracy, every election is a learning process. You learn from every election, the one that you win and the one that you lose. And then you prepare for the next one.
Salman Khurshid

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