"That's what his track record says. In the past he has done like that," he said, hoping that Modi would take all sections of people together, work for the betterment of the country and make it stronger.

"He is taking the right step. He is working hard... We should give him enough time," said Ravi Shankar while speaking at an event organised by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an eminent US think tank.

Ravi Shankar, whose Art of Living Foundation has centres in Pakistan also, said both New Delhi and Islamabad are wise enough to take steps towards lasting peace.

"Both are nuclear powers. Both countries know that conflict is not a solution," he said, adding that the leaders of the two countries know that co-operation is the key to their prosperity and they can benefit from each other in a competitive world.

"They know the only way forward is the economic growth, cooperation and cordial relation," he said.

"One thing for sure, the leaders (of India and Pakistan) are not foolish to wage war against each other," he asserted.


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