Indians : Temperamentally Internationalists
We have never been isolationists. From times immemorial we have been maintaining intimate contacts with different people and trying to build bridges of understanding and friendship with them. Even in the recent past Bharat has sent abroad its saints, scholars, soldiers, scientists, technocrats, artists, artisans, professionals, traders, industrialists, and labourers who have been working conscientiously with the same end in view, as our unofficial cultural ambassadors.
Temperamentally, we are internationalists. For us, there is no incompatibility between nationalism and internationalism. In the onward march of human consciousness, nationalism is a bridge between tribalism and humanism which , in its turn, is a long step ahead in the direction of universalism.