OPINION: Singapore cultivates India as counter-weight to China in South-East Asia (Wikileaks)

Real Time News India, 6 Sep 2011 Singapore consciously cultivates its relationship with India as a way to counter-balance China's growing influence in South East Asia, according to a cable written by American ambassador to the city-state, Franklin Lavin in 2004. According to Lavin's reading of the country's new "India fever", Singapore does not want China to dominate South East Asia and would rather have India as a counter-force to balance out the dragon. For this purpose, Singapore is taking several actions to deepen its economic, military and political ties to India. "The Government of Singapore is sending a concerted message that India is both wanted and needed in Southeast Asia to balance the rising influence of China and to further expand regional economic prosperity.

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