The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that Indian diaspora is a very important component of Indias aspiration to be an inclusive, equitable and prosperous nation.He was addressing the members of the Indian diaspora of Azerbaijan in Baku .

Referring to the transformative changes, both economic and social, that are taking place in India as a result of concerted efforts by the government and the strong will of the people of India, the Vice President said that Indian Diaspora formed the 4th D in the quartet of ‘D’s that was propelling India forward, the first three being Democracy, Demand and Demographic Dividend.

Shri Naidu reiterated that members of the Indian diaspora have a momentous role to play in the evolution, growth and future of the nation. Through your connections with the local population here, you are well placed to identify opportunities, which will promote linkages between our two countries, not only limited to economic tie ups, but also to better understanding and appreciation of our culture and heritage in Azerbaijan, he told the Indian Community.