The relevance of Mahatma Gandhi is very great in today’s world that is beset by conflict and violence and he serves not just as a political inspiration but also as a motivator of diplomacy, External Affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony of the bust of Gandhi in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Jaishankar eulogised India’s foremost freedom fighter for his contributions to truth, non-violence and the freedom and independence of people.