原文标题：China's arming Pakistan makes it a 'second class enemy': Ratan Tata
NEW DELHI: China's assisting and arming Pakistan has made "it a second class enemy", but its economic strength overpowering India is not a real concern, according to Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata.
"China has of course been assisting and arming Pakistan, which is like a red flag to India and that already makes it a second class enemy," Tata said in an interview telecast on Bloomberg UTV.
Describing India-China relationship as "not adversarial, but it is not the best", Tata, however, added, "you know China has never done anything adversarial to India, and India, I think, has been more concerned about China's economic strength overpowering India, which we really don't see."
When asked if he is worried about China, he said: "No, I am not worried. I wish we could find a way to be allies with China." Exuding confidence about India, Tata said: "I really do believe, deep down inside, that...the Indian tiger has not been unleashed."
He, however, said: "I would prefer to use China as a very strong ally, to forge a relationship with China which would be a sustaining one and I think it could be done."
Explaining the complex nature of relationship between the two countries, he said: "I think there is a concern on part of India that China is trying to dominate the region (Asia) and there is an equal concern on the part of China that India is trying to dominate the region."
Commenting on China as a car market, Tata said: "It is a very difficult country to sell cars from outside. JLR, which we have now acquired, is setting up a plant in China because China wants those cars but not Tata Motors."
He said the Tata group would be looking to source automobile parts from China, which has made lot of progress in in the sector. "If you look at what China has done in the automotive area in a short period of time, they have produced cars which in fact exceeds what India did in the same period of time," Tata said.
"We will now be sourcing sub-assemblies from China, for Indian cars. We will buy things like automatic transmission, things which India doesn't yet produce...at prices that are unbelievable which will help us," he added.
On global economic scenario, Tata said it is "a little grim".
According to him, Europe and the UK will face a "hard recovery" and it is going to take "a lot of efforts, a lot of sacrifice, a lot of pain". However, the US is going to recover faster than the Europe and "part of it going to be the innovativeness, that is embedded in the US in the sense of entrepreneurship," he said.
Tata said there are opportunities in Asia, Africa and some parts of Latin America. "Asian countries may be finding more trade between themselves that they did before," he added.
"So you got a shift of industrial activity, economic growth moving to these so called South-South areas," Tata said.
China is never credible to us
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Milan (Murarai) 1 day ago
Well Mr Tata. If Pakistan is your enemy, why are you doing business with entities of that country. Please practice what you preach and comment.
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krishnendu.guha (Kolkata) replies to Milan
He is a businessman,, he never mixes emotions and business... Wherever there is opportunity for earning money business tycoons will earn money and invest...
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china has invested lot of time and money in pakistan but in the end it will lose pakistan , pakistan will prove to be a liability to whoever invests in it. sooner or later china will realize that it has bet on the wrong option.
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Anuj Sharma (Middle East)
This is world of Economic war..its a cont. battle for survival of people. Porkis are nowhere in this war. China cannot harm their 100bn dollar business partner.
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Raghava Rao Karavadi (Vijayawada-)
China has betrayed India once in 1962.But now the world situation ha changed beyond imagination. Now Communism is only in Government Structure in China.The rest is Capitalism.I agree that China as of now is stronger than India. But India can give areply to China in case of need.Indo-China Trade relation s are doing good to India.India has to use like Electricity.We have strategic Defense Relationship with USA and Israel.That will take care if China crosses its limits.
nicohol (india) 1 day ago
tata have direct connection with colonial british ..when they left india he tactically bought all lands and industries of british in a low amount...that make him rich by traitor job..
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Balakrishna Hegde (Bangalore) replies to nicohol
The Tata group can be credited with pioneers in building modern India. Calling them traitor is cheap and silly. The group has a very ethical business outlook.
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We must pray for democracy for China...rest the democracy will handle
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Iron (SE) replies to Abrakadabra 8 hrs ago
LOL, yeah like the 'democracy' has handled everything so well in India :))
sudeep (uae) 1 day ago
I don't understand the idea of buying auto sub assemblies from China. Why cant we setup and develop the same quality level-chinkies have? At least I don't expect this from Tatas.
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Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
So much of our land with China, and on that land a road from China to Pakistan, Indian surrounded by unfreindly neighbors, please no business with them. Enough world to do business.
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Sanity (India) 1 day ago
Why cant we make car parts in India? I didn't expect this from rotten tata. Why should we outsource our manufacturing to the Chinese when he describes them as our second enemy? People like tata make me ashamed to be an Indian. he is the epitome of dhimmitude and cowardliness. A trait which Indians have embraced over the past fifty years. Chinese do not care about the poor of India. Only mass-scale industrialization will lift our country out of poverty. Industrialization which we SHOULD NOT be outsourcing to the Chinese.
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Logics (India) replies to Sanity 1 day ago
because chinese work their A** off like robots... not like indian labor...
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Pratul Birla (Kolkata)
Anyone can see the contradictions in Shri Ratan Tata's statements. Designating it as a second class enemy and saying it has not done anything adversarial to India. His business interest in China seems to cause a dilemma . But I agree with him that there is a potential ally in China as well.
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Neverthless, this is not a new story, since long China is helping Pakistan to arm against India, to weaken India, it shows China is afraid of India - THE MIGHTY.
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kapil garg (delhi)
china has taken over our markets.... they have done economic attack on India. our industries are dying.... aur kya bolu ab to Diwali k liye lights aur laxmi ji b and china se aati hai......( wo b itni sasti)
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Vijaypratap Singh (Bareilly)
Assistance never helps in making one great. One should always try to stand on its own leg.
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Ananthanarayanan (Bangalore) 1 day ago
What India thinks about China is not important. What USA thinks about China is more important to India.
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Awdhesh (delhi) 1 day ago
Dear Tataji, What u r doing to counter Chinese policies, U people are considered as engineering master, why cant you make those assemblies in your manufacturing unit?
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With all due respect, Tata is looking at Indo-China relations solely from the myopic kaleidoscope of Tata motors. He is thinking like a corporate Executive and not a Visionary. China is a very real and present danger.
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lokesh jalora (Jodhpur)
Very correctly stated by Tata
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Dinesh (USA) replies to lokesh jalora
Let's start with Cricket Diplomacy !!!
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Prof. Raj Kumar (Uttar Pradesh)
Its true, India and china are neighbors since existence of the mankind itself yet there are no signs of war between both in the history except for when stupid Nehru was PM.
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Surendra Nath (bangalore)
if v win the diplomacy in relation with china, then pakistan will become quiet in all the aspect. but to tame china is the most most difficult job. a very strong foreign affair minister is required who is very very dynamic also in dealing with day today activities with great swiftness
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Political Analyst (Geneva) 1 day ago
India should try to make China its ally.If India and China forms a partnership then it would spell the end of the American hegemony.Most of the so called "American " goods are made in China and India takes care of its service side.If we decide to form a economic partnership then both countries can benefit a lot. 1962 war could have been avoided If India had shown more sense than changing the maps by ourselves rejecting the talks proposed by China. Our Defence ministry's overconfidence and terming China as cowards who run away when a shot is fired paved way for the war.And The chinese motive was "A war now will give atleast 30years of peace with india" .Also the decision to reject Pakistan's proposal(pak also had border disputes with China) to form a common front against China was rejected by our foreign ministry and it ended up making Pakistan an ally of China.The ministry at that time was made of couple of arrogant foolish ministers which caused India to lose.Also it is to be remembered that China ended the war by their own at returned 20kms back of the Sino-India border which existed before the war. If India can have a nuclear traety eith US which had sent its nuclear vessel to attack India during 1971 war,then why not an economic treaty with China?There are no permanent enemies in the race for world supremacy.
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Sima (New Delhi) replies to Political Analyst 1 day ago
While most of what you say is true, the common people on both sides of the border have been fed for far too long with misinformation. Consequently, it is extremelty difficult, if not impossible for the Indian Government at least, to settle the border issue without incurring the criticism "whose land are you ceding?" China, being a totalitarian state can ignore any murmur on their side. If the Indian Government and politicians of all hue earnestly take the people into confidence, tell them the true story of our border dispute and seek their support in resolving the problem, perhaps it can be resolved. However, given the attitude of our politicians and because of the misinformation spread over so many years, this appears to be too much to expect.
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SO MUCH OF OUR LAND GRABBED BY CHINA...;BITTER EXP. OF 1962 ; RATAN SIR..BEFORE PURCHASING sub-assemblies FROM CHINA GO FOR THOROUGH QUALITY CHECKS...ALL THE BEST SIR...
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Indeed, China got a higher ranking by Ratan Tata, I say "China is Third Class" See their most of the goods, which are also third class, duration guarantee is one day !!!!
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Amit Singh (Bangalore, India)
I am not sure about the actual thought behind the quotes. China has not done anything adversarial to India. I was not born then but Mr. Tata was already present in the world china fought a war with us in 1962, if that was not adversarial, when India was still an infant in the world economy, what would Mr. Tata actually term adversarial.
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Harin Bansal (New Delhi)
Nice to see Tata ji saying like "Hindi chini bhai bhai" ;)
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Indian (India) 1 day ago
Indian tiger is caught somewhere in circus called Congress
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gbs (bangalore) replies to Indian 1 day ago
Indian tigers are caught somewhere in circus called BJP particularly in Bangalore ,the Electronic capital of India !!
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its well know fact that china's is fighting with India with a 'Borrowed knife'. Hope Manmohan will awake from deep sleep before china does one more 1962.
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Post 1947, all Indian Politicians were like TATA. After having Bitter Taste in 1962, the true lesson was learned !!!
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Iron (SE) replies to Dinesh 23 hrs ago
I wish we could also learn some 'TRUE' lessons about 1962. Sadly the Henderson-Brooks report on the 1962 debacle still remains classified after 5 decades.
Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
Let us get out of China phobia and enter some other credible market for business, everybody knows how badly they have flooded our country with sub standard material and useless goods with no guarantee of their performance, they are looters keep them away from Indian market.
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Agnel Pereira (Goa)
We should jump to the conclusion without any evidence. China might be our first tough enemy, that doesn't means we directly point them the fingers. Defnenitely China is supplying arms to Pakistan as they are too close. Tata is a business man and he have lot of things in his mind and he is sure that he can't sell anything to China as they are producing everything in their own country, for that reason he is criticizing them.
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Purush Vichaar (New York)
While Ratan Tata is a respected figure and his words carry a lot of weight, one concern though with China is quality, in terms of reliability and durability. The experience with Chinese goods which have come into India has not been very good. They do not last beyond a year or two.
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Shifali (Vasai) replies to Purush Vichaar 1 day ago
ITS NOT CHINA DOESNT PRODUCE QUALITY & DURABLE PRODUCTS.. THE FACT IS INDIANS LOOK FOR CHEAP PRODUCTS SO THE CHINESE END UP SELLING 3RD GRADE PRODUCTS TO INDIA. ALSO, THERE IS NO QUALITY CONTROL IN INDIA TO BAN OR STOP THESE PRODUCTS FROM ENTERING INDIA LIKE IN U.S.A SO CHINESE MANAGE TO SELL THEIR REJECTED & LOW END PRODUCTS TO INDIA. THATS THE FACT
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Thanks God, CHINA don ' play CRICKET !!!
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Mayank Jain (Bangalore, India)
China is same dangerous as pak...always be careful from their side..they are want to grab our land...their is nothing to talk to them...
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I am Legend (India) 1 day ago
Mr Ratan Tata,what about 1962 aggression and gobbling up Aksai Chin?what about their eye on Arunachal Pradesh?you cant say that they have not been adversial to India.
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BSS (Chennai) 1 day ago
All ok, but why India is not able to produce a single international brand on par with a small country like South Korea, viz. Hyundai, LG, Samsung, Deawoo etc.
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Indian4ever (Ahmedabad) 1 day ago
Tata should be ashamed if they have to outsource spare parts from China...its a very bad sign for India....i will never buy a tata car with imported parts.
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Pavan (World) 1 day ago
China dosent have some magic wand to make things at a cheaper cost. It is the enterprising nature of chineese people, which makes that possible. Majority of chineese work from 6 am to 11 pm by choice, that is 17 hrs a day!
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Indian tiger is washed away in floods of Asam and Bengal.
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Madan (Jamshedpur) 1 day ago
It is first time I saw Ratan Tata talking about political isssues. I think we need him in politics as he is a person of wisdom.
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