India not competing with Pakistan: Menon

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 06:03 hrs

New Delhi: India was not "competing with anyone, including Pakistan" and would not act as an "external geopolitical balancer", National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon said Friday.

Addressing the 15th Asian Security Conference, 2013, on 'Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications', Menon said that India would work closely with its partners in the region.

"We do not see ourselves as an external geopolitical balancer. We are part of the region, we are not from far away. We will work with our partners across the region," Menon said.

"We are not competing with anyone including Pakistan," he added.

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