India, China need to compete but it should never end up in conflict- Sitharaman

India, China can cooperate and help each other besides trades, they need to compete but it should never end up in conflict,”- Nirmala Sitharaman.


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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s principle of five ‘S’s – Samman (Respect), Samwaad (Dialogue), Sahyog (Cooperation), Shanti (Peace) that only can usher in Sammriddhi (Prosperity) of the two Asian giants and neighbours – India and China.

She was giving a talk on the topic ‘Towards bridging the Indo-China Relationship for an Emerging Asia’ as part of the 7th Late Rutum Kamgo Memorial Lecture organised by the Arunachal Pradesh Charitable Trust here at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Center today.

The Defence Minister regarded India and China as key players who are in the centre-stage of all global developments and issues. She said the relation between the two countries has direct and indomitable impact on everything global, therefore it (the relation) will have to be ‘good’.

She informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving lot of efforts in improving and sustaining a friendly relationship with China and the situation has improved.

“Today we both cannot deny each other’s significance and dominance, especially in Asia and South East Asia. Need of the hour is to cooperate with each other, resolve all issues through dialogue and progress together as because of us both the 21st century is regarded as the Age of Asia,” she said.

Through dialogues and meetings at the highest levels, she pointed, a mechanism is being put in place to resolve all issues at the nip and advocated trust and confidence building measures at all levels.

Sitharaman also delved on few key fields in which both the countries can cooperate and help each other besides trades.

“We need to compete but it should never end up in conflict,” she added.

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