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India Defense minister teaches Chinese soldiers meaning of 'Namaste'

India Defense minister teaches Chinese soldiers meaning of 'Namaste'

In a video tweeted from the defence minister's account, Sitharaman is seen interacting with a Chinese officer, presumably the senior-most there, who introduces her to his colleagues.

In the video, she is seen greeting the People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers at the Nathu La border post in Sikkim with a "Namaste" - the Indian form of greeting - and having a pleasant chat. Though the soldiers are confused in the beginning, he responds "Ni hao".

As an Indian soldier approaches to end the quiz by telling the answer, the Defence Minister signalled him to wait.

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The Defence Minister then went near the fences and interacted with Chinese soldiers.

Earlier in the day, state government officials had said the defence minister made an aerial survey of the Doklam-Nathu La area.

Mrs Sitharaman also visited the Gajraj Corps Head Quarters where she was briefed by GOC Gajraj Corps Lt Gen AS Bedi on the overall security situation in Assam and the Kameng Sector of Arunachal Pradesh and the operational preparedness of the Corps.

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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. Ms Sitharaman's scheduled aerial survey of Doklam and other forward posts along the Indo-Sino border in Sikkim was cancelled due to inclement weather. Before she left for Delhi the same day, Sitharaman visited the Solmara Military Station in Tezpur where she had interactions with the officers and jawans of the Army.

After a couple of failed attempts, the Chinese officer nearly hits it right, saying: Nice to meet you.

The Minister was accompanied by Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand and GOC-in-C Eastern Command Lt Gen Abhay Krishna.

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