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Our Ideal

Nonalignment does not mean passivity of mind or action, lack of faith or conviction. It does not mean submission to what we consider evil. It is a positive and dynamic approach to such problems that confront us. We believe that each country has not only the right to freedom but also to decide its own policy and way of life. Only thus can true freedom flourish and people grow according to their own genius.

Jawaharlal Nehru
December 18, 1956. Washington, D.C.