File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Reuters )
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is delivering the keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
"Singapore shows that when nations stand behind principles, not one country or the other, they gain global respect," Modi said in Singapore.
The Shangri-La Dialogue is a "track one" inter-governmental security forum held annually by an independent think tank, the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The forum is attended by defence ministers, ministry heads, and military chiefs of 28 Asia-Pacific states. The dialogue gets its name from the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore where it has been held since 2002.