Trump lauds Indian growth story, lashes out at China

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Addressing the media, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi said that the relation between India and U.S. are growing and both the countries are working for future interests of Asia and humanity. "Our relations go beyond, we are working for future interests of Asia and humanity", Narendra Modi said during meeting with USA president.

Speaking at a gathering of CEOs on the sidelines of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit here in the Vietnamese port city, Trump cited India as one of the countries in the Indo-Pacific region making strides. US President Trump has favoured a larger role for India in the region.

"When the United States enters into a trading relationship with other countries or other peoples, we will from now on expect that our partners will faithfully follow the rules", he said in the seaside resort of Danang.

American firms have long complained about China failing to honour intellectual property rights.

According to some reports, while praising India the United States president attacked China, saying that Beijing's trade practices have kicked Americans out of jobs.

Incidentally, Mr Modi is leaving for the Philippines on Sunday to attend the Asean-India and East Asia summits on November 14.

".In the few days wherever president Trump has travelled and whenever opportunity arose to talk about India, he has expressed very high opinion about India", Modi said. Trump is also scheduled to attend the East Asia Summit, a key meeting between ASEAN and eight of its partners. The meeting comes a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held talks to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the strategically important Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive.

Sending a strong message on trade, Trump said that the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies.

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