原文标题：Nations 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 the United States. It is not a zero-sum game. I do not think that large and dynamic countries like China can be contained," Dr Singh told South Korean daily 'JoongAng Ilbo'.
He was replying to a question on whether the US was keeping China in check and if he had ever faced a situation 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," Dr Singh said.
Dr 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.
Dr Singh said that India's relations with the US were transformed in 2005. The two countries had laid the framework for the India-US civil nuclear agreement in July 2005.
On his meeting with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Dr 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 related to security and global events.
"Since this is an occasion which coincides with the Nuclear Security Summit, we can work together to promote nuclear security and safety in this world that we live in," he said.
Dr 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 the prestige and position you enjoy today," he said.
On delays with regard to the POSCO industrial project in Odisha, Dr 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," Dr 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 the 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.
India cannot contain anything
by lankapat (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 11:38 AM | Hide replies
First of all, India cannot go to war with anyone. Indian army is good at raping but that is the only thing it knows how to do. Take LTTE for example, Indian army got thoroughly beaten by the LTTE. Whereas, Brave Lankan Army completely annihilated the LTTE. Yes, the Lankan army took a long time but isn't it better to take a long time than lose like India did. The only country India has won a war against is Pakistan, but outside of that, India got thrashed by China and by LTTE.
Even LTTE winning was because Lanka openly supported the LTTE against India. In other words, India couldn't even win a war against little Lanka. Shame on you India, Shame on you Indian raping army. Of course, India cannot contain a might and proud nation like China.
by guy giggling (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 10:32 AM | Hide replies
Yes, he cannot contain countries like China, Pakisthan, Sri Lanka. he can't contain his coalition partners, he can't contain corruption, he cannot contain loud mouths like Sibal and Diggy singh. He can just stick to his PM position like a limpet. never saw a more useless PM. Keeps lowering the poverty line but cannot contain inflation either. Economist? my foot
by Piyush Rughani (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 11:16 AM
by RSSHINDU (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 11:28 AM
We have got our worst PM ever. Dinesh Trivedi has got lot of guts compared to MMS.
Re: Re: Yes,
by Maverick (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 11:39 AM
What he said is diplomatically correct? It is the best answer one can expect. What do you think he should have told? I am looking at just the sistuation - please don't bias yourself with the conditions at home.
What does mickey mouse mean?
by Rajma Rice (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 09:53 AM | Hide replies
Does he mean that he will gift Indian states J&K and NE to China?
by drax (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 09:02 AM
In short thisEunuch says continue enjoying getting screwed by China and its airspace violations and aggressive posture.
by Vilas Deshpande (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 06:45 AM | Hide replies
by s kesavan (View MyPage) on Mar 25, 2012 06:55 AM
The classic case of the reply of the weak or gaining for time, hoping we will be in a good postion to fight the over-ambitious chinese?
by Jayakwadi Jayakwadi (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 11:48 PM | Hide replies
so weak and so apologetic!!!
and they do advertisement of India becoming a super power.
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:12 PM | Hide replies
Congress is still alive because of a leader like Dr.Singh since the starting of liberalisation.
Or else congress would have totally lost power under the leadership of Rajmata_and_her__son.
Whichever vision Dr.Singh is showing today has great long term impacts,be it liberalisation, BRICS, Peaceful relation with China and Pakistan, Look East policy, Non_alignment, NuclearEnergy, etc, etc, etc.
Dr.Singh is a person who cannot be shaken by any situation.We are proud of Dr.Singh.World looks upto Dr.Singh today for his vision and astitute statesmanship.
This man is made of steel
by mudasar ali (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:03 PM | Hide replies
This man is made of steel.whatever bad things people said?..he doesn't care and continuously do work for the people of India...during his tenure minorties started to feel that India is their country too...they are feeling more secur now...but some strong need to be taken against saffron terror organisation ..it will add more belief in minorty
Re: This man is made of steel
by venkatachalam govind (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:13 PM
when this man cannot even contain inflation what can he do to contain China. He is just a spokesperson of Sonia
Re: Re: This man is made of steel
by mudasar ali (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:17 PM
he is an economist.he saved india in 92....
contain what then?
by Pramod Kulkarni (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:50 PM | Hide replies
he cud not contain 2g, coalgate, antrix, etc. how can v expect him to contain china. he canot even contain srilanka
So what, India can be contained?
by Bhupendra Patidar (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:57 PM | Hide replies
Sure, we don't want to dominate or contain anybody. But what is doing now, recently their halicopter crossed India boundry and came in 7KM. What action plan you have for this. Looks like we are surrendering to China?
Nations like China CANNOT be contained: PM
by Sasidharan Nair (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:53 PM | Hide replies
Hey PM, are you proposing for India's surrender to Chinese ill gotten designs! Very sad of Mr. Singh to have given birth to such a meek stand! The country can withstand the Chinese ploy bravely and successfully, provided it is led by leader of bold vision and commitment!
contain contain what contain
by Pramod Kulkarni (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:56 PM | Hide replies
let us try the other way round.
tell us what u can contain?
by freewill (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:55 PM | Hide replies
MMs praising china while PLA daily violating borders with INdia.
meet our prime minister (leader)
by Mehul Mehta (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:55 PM | Hide replies
He is our prime minister by virtue of a gift from sonia
he has not contested an election. he says he his govt is a coalition govt and has to coalition dharma---- to save his govt and party, country can be saved later on. he takes months to decide weather to file case on accused ministers, but instantly gives statement to flay others
he now says countries like china cannt be contained -- true but if he is our leader. do we want such leader who bows before fighting ????????
a big question we need to ask our own self rather then looking for answers from others
Re: meet our prime minister (leader)
by venkatachalam govind (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:17 PM
he never makes a statement in the Parliament. He will make statements only to reporters on board Air Force one. Probably he feels he is safe from the criminal MPs only on his flight or else he make statements abt India in some other country.
Re: meet our prime minister (leader)
by om shanti (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:17 PM
Scholars cannot win election in India,only goons_can.
It was not Sonia's choice,Sonia had no choice.Dr.Singh is the architect of today's India.
by Jaganniwas Iyer (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:36 PM | Hide replies
The inanities from India's politicians never seem to cease. Here goes the latest one.
by John Janardan (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:43 PM | Hide replies
with the present leadership it simply CANNOT be contained
by JACK SLATER (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:44 PM
Re: Re: obviously
by vidwan soni (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 09:52 PM
SoJack & John go to the Borders and contain the dragon. Do you have guts? Or are only you talk hypothetically?
Re: Re: Re: obviously
by John Janardan (View MyPage) on Mar 24, 2012 10:15 PM
contain any country is not just about going to the border and fighting wars... there's something called as strategic planning for nation's betterment, but the government neckdeep into corruption can only thing about throwing mud at the army chief, defending diggy raja and booklckng the high command and claim the pm's position for her son.