Does the wide linguistic gulf between India and China indicate that the two countries are doomed to live in a state of eternal contention?
The meeting comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Doklam area.
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for past 19 days after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.
In the seventy-sixth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent border tension with China and the state of healthcare in India.
India has said that it is “deeply concerned at recent Chinese actions”, particularly its decision to construct a road in Doklam tri-junction in Bhutan.
While Chinese authorities have claimed that landslides were the reason for stopping pilgrims from going through Nathu-La, there is a perception that Beijing was also trying to give a signal to New Delhi in background of recent strain in relations.
At the SCO summit, the two leaders bonded over Dangal and agreed to give a positive spin to discussions relating to trade, connectivity investment and global security.
This former ambassador to China will now be working on a book about Indo-China relations as well as a project on India’s stand in Asia.
While the motorable road connecting Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan remains incomplete, the age-old foot route continues to ferry locals across the border.
In the 52nd episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about why India should have joined the One Belt One Road, and the political dishonesty in all Indian parties.
On Friday, China had expressed its anger over the Dalai Lama’s public engagement in India.
If India’s diplomatic objective is to economically punish the Chinese for their support to Pakistan, then it is being done in a deeply flawed and ham-handed manner.
In a wide-ranging interview, the prime minister claimed that criticism on the failure at Seoul was a result of heightened hype due to a successful US visit.