modi addressing ramayan mela in news delhi feb 23 2015New Delhi: Stressing that India always wanted friendly ties with its neighbours, including Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that “we want to live in harmony and peace”.

“I have said it repeatedly that India has to fight poverty, Pakistan too has to fight poverty; why don’t we come together to fight poverty,” he said in an interview with TimesNow news channel.

Modi said that despite the fact that India wants peace and friendly relations with its neighbours, it will not ignore its national interests.

“…those who have to work from the table, will work from the table and those who have to work at the border, will work at the border with full strength. Each one will fulfil the responsibility entrusted to them. And our jawans are fulfilling their responsibilities,” Modi added.