India is aware of China’s economic achievements: Krishna

May 3rd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Asserting that India is aware of the stellar economic achievements of China, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said his country is not in any kind of race with Beijing for it has different political, social and economic systems.

“We are aware of the stellar economic achievements of China which is now the second largest economy in the world. There is great admiration in India for China’s economic achievements. However, I would like to clearly point out that India does not view its relations with China in a competitive construct. We are not in any kind of race with China,” Krishna told The Star in an interview.

“Both India and China place high priority on economic development amongst their national priorities. This is because each of us wants to raise the living standards of our people. India desires to eradicate hunger, illiteracy and disease. However, we have different political, social and economic systems in India as compared to China,” he added.

Krishna further said: “Therefore, we will tread our own path towards inclusive economic growth and prosperity. We will work towards an economically vibrant, socially cohesive and politically plural India.” (ANI)

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