New Delhi: India-China relations are looking up, said sources, as quoted by ANI on Thursday. They said the relations between the two countries are not just back to normal but heightened. “Four meetings at highest levels in a year is unprecedented. Political dialogue has been restored. Defence relations are back on track,” said ANI. (Also read: From Doklam to Wuhan, 2018 Will go Down as Watershed Year in Testy India-China Ties)
Sources pointed out that annual defence contracts which were suspended last year are back on track. Indo-China border mechanisms are working in an efficient manner. Border meetings, flag meetings are also taking place normally. While India ‘s position on CPEC remains unchanged, the nation looks to the neighbouring country for enhancing data sharing of rivers Satluj and Brahmaputra to many other rivers.
India is concerned about the building of infrastructure on the other side of the boundary but there are mechanisms to deal with it, said sources. “India also wants China to walk the talk on trade, import of agricultural products and IT services from India should be allowed,” said sources.
Last month, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui had asserted that Indo-China relations were the best. Delivering the keynote address at the China-India Youth Dialogue 2018 jointly organised by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India and Confederation of Young Leaders at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India, Zhaohui said, “In contemporary China, people admire Indians. They think every Indian is either a singer, or a dancer, or an IT expert, or Maths genius. Three things are most fashionable among Chinese youth in urban areas, namely, watching Bollywood movies, practising Yoga and tasting Darjeeling tea.”