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Inddo-US relations to be strengthened: Singh

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Shillong, Oct 24 (UNI) India and USA will have better bilateral relations in future, Arunachal Pradesh Governor S K Singh said here today.

''They seem to be mutually determined not to allow bilateral misunderstandings. The process of building trust is on and likely to continue,'' Mr Singh said while delivering a lecture on 'A Period of Flux for United Nations' to commemorate United Nations Day at North Eastern Hills University here today.

He said, ''Despite friendliness, USA is not ready to accept India becoming a permanent member of the Security Council. French, Russians and the UK are all committed to India's permanent membership. Shashi Tharoor was vetoed rudely and publicly by the USA.'' Mr Singh said India has changed its economic strength, technological prowess and political and strategic contexts.

Today, he said India's rate of GDP growth is one of the highest among the economies of the world. Consistently, during the last decade India has been growing between 8 and 10 per cent per annum.

He added that the GDP growth in the country has been due to rising productivity rather than increases in capital and labour.

However, the Governor said, ''Accountability in India is impossible as our country is riddled with perverse incentives. Our infrastructure construction remaining unsatisfactory.'' UNI RRK JYN AKP1601

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