The world could be having apprehensions about China's rise but it wants India to grow and it is time to take advantage of the situation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday.
"Unlike China's rise, which possibly gives rise to apprehensions, the world takes a benign view of India's growth. We should take advantage of that (situation) because we don't know how long it will last," he said.
He noted that the world is not apprehensive about India and wants it to succeed.
Singh was talking to accompanying journalists while returning home after his eight-day visit to the US and Brazil, where he attended the Summits of Nuclear Security, IBSA and BRIC.
He said India's problems are at home and "we have to first tackle our own problems."
The Prime Minister expressed these views when asked about the feedback he got after meeting a host of leaders including US President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington and Brazil over the last one week.