Nirmala Sitharaman teaches 'namaste' to Chinese troops
09 October, 2017, 15:47 | Author: Kim Reid
At this point, some Indian soldiers tried to come to the aid of their Chinese counterparts but Sitharaman asked them to let the PLA men find the meaning on their own.
She was responding to question about the visit by Sitharaman to an Indian Army post in Nathu La.
The officer guesses: "Nice to meet you". In return, the Chinese soldiers too reply with greetings in Mandarin, Ni Hao. She exhorted the troops to continue with the same zeal and sense of pride and honour showing due respect to human rights. As it turns out, the Chinese soldier nearly guessed the answer correctly.
The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post headlined its story saying that "India's defence minister builds bridges with Chinese troops".
An official statement said the Minister extended her good wishes to the Air Warriors on the occasion of 85th Air Force Day as she interacted with them at the strategically important Tezpur airbase and reviewed its operational readiness, while seeing the Sukhoi fighter aircraft and other IAF assets first-hand.
Her visit to Nathu La is particularly significant as it shares the border with Chumi Valley in Tibet, adjoining Doklam where the standoff took place. India supports Bhutan's claim.
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