London: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday compared a "business like" China to an ATM machine while he described India as a "softly-softly" nation which stressed on long-term development partnerships.
"Sometimes it is said that maybe India is not assertive enough. But a softly-softly approach leads to the desired change, without upheavals. We do not assert ourselves by intruding, dictating or imposing. It is an approach that has worked for us in the region (South Asia) and globally," said the minister.
India and China, the world's two most populous and fastest developing countries, are competing with each other in their search for resources and new markets.
Source: Zee News