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14th and current Prime Minister of India


Manmohan Singh is the first Indian Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. Earlier, during his tenure as the Finance Minister from 1991 to 1996, Singh was widely credited for carrying out economic reforms in India in 1991 which resulted in the end of the infamous Licence Raj system.

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 There is no change in our position... We should be good neighbours. There is no alternative to dialogue to resolve the issues that divide us, 
— Manmohan Singh saying there is no alternative to dialogue with Pakistan / February 27, 2010
 The Gulf region is an area of vital importance for India's security and prosperity. India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have enjoyed special relations based on several millennia of civilisational and cultural linkages and people-to-people exchanges. The Kingdom is India's largest and most reliable supplier of our energy needs from the region. Saudi Arabia is home to an Indian community numbering about 1.8 million, 
— Manmohan Singh in a statement prior to his departure for Riyadh. / February 27, 2010
 The finance minister has done a right mix of estimating the growth requirements and at the same time building in it a certain amount of moderation on the price front. He has done a commendable job. 
— Manmohan Singh congratulation Pranab Mukherjee for doing a great job in formulating the 2010 Indian Union Budget / February 26, 2010
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 The Government is ready to discuss all issues in Parliament and I, therefore, appeal to the opposition not to have any disruption of Parliamentary proceedings. Parliament is a forum for debate and the Government is ready for it, 
— Manmohan Singh appealing the opposition not to disrupt the parliamentary proceedings / February 22, 2010
 It's a magnificent achievement. Sachin has led by example and that all Indians are proud of his achievement, 
— Manmohan Singh praising Sachin Tendulkar on scoring a double century in a ODI match / February 14, 2010

 We were able to make only limited progress at the Copenhagen Summit and no one was satisfied with the outcome. And yet, there is no escaping the truth that the nations of the world have to move to a low greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficient development path, 
— Manmohan Singh on the Copenhagen Summit / January 03, 2010
 India must not lag behind in these areas. Indeed we should plan to be among the leaders in the development of science and technology related to mitigation and also adaptation to climate change 
— Manmohan Singh on climate change / January 03, 2010
 The spirit of Christmas strengthens the values of brotherhood, tolerance and caring, 
— Manmohan Singh greeting the nation on Christmas / December 24, 2009
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 I have tried many times but not succeeded, I will be very happy to have him in the ministry, 
— Manmohan Singh on having Rahul Gandhi in his cabinet / December 21, 2009
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 Rahman's music is inspirational... When I heard Rahman in the White House, you cannot imagine the sense of joy and achievement... 
— Manmohan Singh on AR Rahman winning the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year award / December 21, 2009
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