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Engage with diaspora, state govts: PM to IFS Officer Trainees

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Future diplomats should be more tech-savvy and engage with state governments and the Indian diaspora, who are increasingly becoming important stakeholders in the conduct of foreign relations, said today.

He was interacting with 39 trainees of Indian Foreign Service, undergoing training at the

Addressing the trainees, the stressed the importance of representing abroad in the context of its rich history, culture and traditions.

He said that IFS officers should "remain alive not only to the current national priorities, but also future requirements for national development".

He encouraged them to become more tech-savvy and engage fully with state governments and the Indian diaspora, who are increasingly important stakeholders in the conduct of foreign relations, an official statement said.

Two diplomats from Bhutan, undergoing training at the Foreign Service Institute, also joined the group.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:45 IST
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