We will catch up with you soon: Abdullah to China

Coimbatore: "We will catch up with you soon!" This was Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah's message to China while reacting to a study comparing the status of the two countries in wind power, giving an edge to China.

The world was comparing the economies of India and China for the progress they made in different sectors, Abdullah said.

He was reacting to a study presented by a German association at the 3rd International Wind Conference and Exhibition here, comparing the status of the two countries in wind power.

China was ahead of India in all spheres "because of immediate sanction for industry, manufacturers or any other sector by its government," he said.

"In India, being the largest democracy, there is some delay in sanctioning projects, by which India is pushed a little behind," he said.

Despite all these and also amidst struggle, Indian entrepreneurs have fought and made progress to help the country become a stronger economy, Abdullah said.

However, despite competition in the industrial sector, China and India maintained good relationship and "are better friends than our neighbours," Abdullah said, without elaborating.