PM at N-summit, says India to be friends with China, US

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  1. Oracle

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    NEW DELHI: Large and dynamic countries like China cannot be contained, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, making it clear that India aims to have "cooperative ties with both China and the US".

    "I do not think that large and dynamic countries like China can be contained," Singh said in an interview to South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo ahead of his visit to Seoul.

    Singh will take part at the Nuclear Security Summit that will be attended by 58 leaders including US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

    The meeting will discuss the threats posed by nuclear terrorism and the measures required to prevent terrorists from gaining access to sensitive nuclear material and technologies.

    "Our aim is to have cooperative ties with both China and US," the PM said when he was asked if India thought the US was keeping China in check and if Delhi had ever been forced to choose between Washington and Beijing.

    Singh said China was India's largest neighbour, sharing a long border. "It is also our biggest trading partner in goods," he said.

    With the US, he said, India's relations were transformed in 2005. It was in July that year that Singh and then US president George W. Bush laid the framework for the India-US civil nuclear agreement.

    "Three million people of Indian origin live and work in the US. The country is also India's largest business partner," Manmohan Singh said.

    Asked about the agenda for his meeting with the South Korean president, Singh said the two sides will talk about "giving depth and greater meaning" to the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, strengthen people-to-people contacts, boost cooperation in science and technology, and coordinate thinking in matters relating to security and global events.

    "Since this is an occasion which coincides with Nuclear Security Summit, we can work together to promote nuclear security and safety in this world that we live in," he added.

    To a question on the delayed Pohang Steel Co (POSCO) industrial project in Odisha due to protests and environment concerns, Singh said: "It is my sincere hope the issues pertaining to the POSCO project would be resolved soon to the satisfaction of all parties."

    Regarding a Wall Street Journal report that India's red tape and corruption were discouraging foreign investment, he said: "Outside observers often tend to take a narrow view of our economic policies. India is a far more open economy today than it was earlier.

    "We are governed by the rule of law, and as a functioning democracy, we need to be mindful of the concerns and sensitivities of all sections and stake-holders and take their interests into account."

    He added that India planned to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure development in areas like highways, airports, power plants, mass transport systems and so on, in next five years.

    "We would like to see more South Korean companies come to India and take advantage of our youthful and skilled labour force. Opportunities in India are wide open."

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  3. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Spineless PM as usual mentioning the backstabbing Reds as friends. Manmohan and his mistress are two people I hate more than all the hatred for terrorists.

    MMS is such a loser.
     
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    actually he is very clever he might meet chinese leader in meeting so its better for india to tap both chinese and american good will till we bcom a powerfull nation which is on the way in another 10 to 15 years..
     
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    Dynamic countries like China cannot be contained: PM

    Observing that large and dynamic countries like China cannot be contained, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said India aims to have cooperative ties with both Washington and Beijing.

    "Our aim is to have cooperative ties with both China and USA. It is not zero-sum game. I do not think that large and dynamic countries like China can be contained," Singh told South Korean daily 'JoongAng Ilbo' ahead of his visit here.

    He was replying to a question on whether the US was keeping China in check and had he ever faced situations where he had to choose between China and the US.

    "China is our largest neighbour with which we share a long border. It is also our biggest trading partner in goods. With USA, our relations have been transformed in 2005. Three million people of Indian origin live and work in the US," Singh said.

    Singh is in Seoul on a bilateral visit following which he will take part in the Nuclear Security Summit that will be attended by 58 leaders including US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

    Singh said that India's relations with the US were transformed in 2005. The two countries had laid the framework forthe India-US civil nuclear agreement in July 2005.

    On his meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Singh said he would talk about "giving depth and greater meaning" to the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, strengthen people-to-people contacts, boost cooperation in science and technology, and coordinate thinking in matters relating to security and global events.

    "Since this is an occasion which coincides with Nuclear Security Summit, we can work together to promote nuclear security and safety in this world that we live in," he said.

    Singh lauded South Korea's transformation and its emergence as a vibrant democracy.

    He said South Korea, one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a powerhouse of innovation in just two generations, is an inspiration for the whole of Asia.

    "I am aware of the odds you fought against and the sacrifice you made in the early years of building your nation to gain your prestige and position you enjoy today," he said.

    On delays with regard to the Pohang Steel Co (Posco) industrial project in Odisha, Singh said it was his "sincere hope" that the issues pertaining to the Posco project would be resolved soon to the satisfaction of all parties.

    On the issue of red-tapism, the Prime Minister said: "Outside observers often tend to take a narrow view of our economic policies. India is a far more open economy today than it was earlier."

    "We are governed by the rule of law, and as a functioning democracy, we need to be mindful of the concerns and sensitivities of all sections and stake-holders and take their interests into account," Singh said.

    The Prime Minister said that India planned to invest USD one trillion in infrastructure development in areas like highways, airports, power plants, mass transport systems and so on, in next five years.

    "We would like to see more South Korean companies come to India and take advantage of our youthful and skilled labour force. Opportunities in India are wide open," he said.

    Dynamic countries like China cannot be contained: PM - India - DNA
     
  6. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    India cannot become super power under Madam S & her remote controlled MMS.
     
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  7. sukhish

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    Yeah,
    Only advani ji can make India super power.
     
  8. Galaxy

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    I don't think Advani is PM candidate but even if he becomes in rarest case, At least there is Hope and Hope is zillion times better than Hopeless Puppet. This ManWoman Singh knows only one thing, Boot licking of Madam Edvige Antonia Albina Maino. :sad:
     
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    None of the current crop of politicians can "make India a superpower" as long as they have to rely on shaky coalitions of 16 or 21 parties to govern the nation.

    No country in the history of the world has ever become a global power without power being concentrated in the hands of a single man or a few men of similar views.

    As long as coalition politics is the norm in India, she will forever remain a wannabe 2nd rate power.
     
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  10. aerokan

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    Ughhh.. there u go again!! :facepalm:
     
  11. panduranghari

    panduranghari Senior Member Senior Member

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    I agree. But you never know this could be the very first.
     
  12. Yusuf

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    Come on, what do you expect him to say on the face? Chicom asshole? Lol

    Give him a break will ya. Media sound bytes are always like that.
     

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