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Rahul Gandhi at Princeton University: India has to compete with China, figure out how to get our jobs

Rahul Gandhi at Princeton: While interacting with students at the Princeton University, Rahul Gandhi that the performance of India and China, would determine how the world would fundamentally be reshaped.

By: PTI | Princeton | Updated: September 20, 2017 10:25 am
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that notwithstanding the path chosen by them, the performance of India and China, would determine how the world would fundamentally be reshaped. Gandhi, who was interacting with students at the Princeton University noted that there was ‘a lot of synergy’ between India and the United States.

“There are two large migrations taking place- one is completely free and the other is centrally controlled. The systems respond differently. India and China are two huge countries that are transforming from agricultural countries to urban modern model countries. And that’s a huge chunk of the world population,” Gandhi said in his interaction at the Princeton University.

“And how these two countries do is going to fundamentally reshape the world. It’s not my place to say that China should be democratic or not. They have chosen their path and we have chosen ours,” he said.

But there is ‘cooperation and there is competition’ between the two most populous countries of the world. “We have to figure out how to get our jobs. We have to basically compete with China,” said adding that frankly India is not doing that well.

China, he said, is entering spaces with One Belt, One Road (OBOR) venture. “And China has a particular vision of the world. It’s very clear. And from their perspective it’s a very powerful vision,” he said.

Gandhi also raised a series of questions for India that he sought to be answered.

“Does India has a similar vision? What does that vision look like? How much cooperation is going to be between us and them? These are basically the fundamental questions going forward. But the thing to realise is that China is moving with tremendous power and we have to work with that,” he said.

Gandhi said there’s a lot of space for cooperation between the United States and India in the creation of jobs and in the education sector.

“So I think a lot of synergy between the two countries. Also historically India has maintained balance (in relationship). So India has had a relationship with China and has had a relationship with Russia. It has had a relationship with the US and both the countries. To me the strategic relationship with the United States is important,” he said.

The scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family underscored the need for a balance (of relationship) in terms of all the other countries.

“But balance is also important in terms of all the other countries. So I would say there is a a slight difference between us and the government,” Gandhi said in response to a question.

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  1. C
    Curious onlooker
    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm
    Rahul perfectly understands the world situation and how India should adjust her policies to develop cordiality among nations. However the disaffected powers that be that rule the land perceiving a threat to their continued reign has Rahul reviled by paid mercenary opinionators using chronically derogatory terms. However, those with discerning minds could spot the villainy behind the proffered opinions.
    1. M
      Sep 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm
      Sir, India need honest rulers not Interviews. First Eliminate land scams: your family most of state CM families involved involved . 10 years ago Sam Pitroda came to Mclean, Virginia with his team ,NRIs to invest in India in real Estate, I asked him one question, our money is White, If I bring to India invest in India it will become black. One possible solution is temporarily increase land values close to market price, reduce registration charges, reduce capital gains taxes then people used to register to the price. Sam Pitroda said all politicians involved they will no do it. unless systems/law and order change India will will not progress
      1. K
        Sep 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm
        First arrest the killers of Gauri Lankesh who seem to be from the Sanatan Sanstha considering that the bullet signatures used in the murders of Dhabolkar, Pansare and Kalburgi match and Dhabolkar murderers are linked to this organisation.
      2. A
        Sep 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm
        The fact tht he said India is not doing particularly well made me think of his meeting with the Chinese representative instead of the MEA for a briefing on Doklam. Whose thoughts is he voicing given he hardly ever does any homework
        1. K
          Sep 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm
          Which thoughts are you referring too?
        2. S
          Sep 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm
          PAPPU MBBS must have rehe d many of his answers with guidance from Melind Deora SAM PETRODA -- two ass.... sitting in US doing nothing for mother land. This PAPPU definately cannot speak of his own regarding JOB data, Economy etc as his brain think only about MODI. No global Gyan!! He should register himself to some school in US if he really wants to contest for election in India post 2024. Till then, he can only give these kind useless Bhashan... with some cowards sitting around struggling to understand what he answersss .... LOL
          1. P
            Sep 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm
            he is a product of unemployment too.
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