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IFS trainee officers call on President Ram Nath Kovind

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on Tuesday addressed trainees of the (IFS) and urged them as diplomats to bring "strategic thinking" into the centre and help anchor the interests of the country.

trainees of the Indian Foreign Service, 2018 batch as well as two trainees from the Royal Bhutan Foreign Service, called on the of India, on Tuesday at here.

Addressing the officer trainees, the said, "India's role and influence in the international arena is expanding. Geopolitics and geo-economics are drawing to the centre of global power relations. And in this matrix, has an important role to play - as a and as an influential voice in global governance."

"International community has greater appreciation of and its global standing now. Nations are looking to us for solutions to global challenges - be it climate change, cybersecurity, humanitarian disasters or combating extremism and terrorism. These open unprecedented opportunities but also pose new challenges for our diplomacy," the President added.

In such a scenario, as a country and as diplomats we must bring "strategic thinking" at the center of our working more than ever before. "Thinking into the future and looking at the world holistically will help us anchor our interests better," Kovind said.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:02 IST