Atal Bihari Vajpayee — Indian Statesman born on December 25, 1924,

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman who was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is the first Prime Minister from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve a full five-year term... (wikipedia)

People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.
Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
The overwhelming public sentiment in India was that no meaningful dialogue can be held with Pakistan until it abandons the use of terrorism as an instrument of its foreign policy.
We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.