Diplomats discuss the discuss effectively, and Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong’s statements calling for India and his nation being companions are unexceptionable. Indeed, this was the premise on which the 2 nations had been build up their relationship, with growing commerce ties and top-level interplay. Unfortunately, hopes for long-term peace took a physique blow after the current border conflict wherein troopers had been bludgeoned, and a few had been killed. The Ambassador is correct in that India and China ought to be companions, however the conflict and casualties that resulted from it have made it all of the tougher. Chinese expansionistic tendencies have been seen in numerous theatres, together with the South China Sea, and certainly, the sincerity of the envoy’s remarks comes into query when the motion taken by his nation doesn’t match the soothing sounds of cooperation.
India and China want to maneuver ahead. However, adventurism comes at a price, and on this case, has set again the goodwill between the 2 nations that took a long time to construct. ‘Why should we fight against each other, which will only hurt those close to us and gladden the foes?’ asks the envoy. He is correct. Beijing would have accomplished effectively to consider this earlier than the incursions and the following escalation. After the border conflict, it has taken extraordinary effort by each governments to begin the de-escalation course of, and the ties between the 2 nations have been severely affected. The Chinese Ambassador’s message is a optimistic one, and certainly displays the long-term objectives of each nations, however any progress will naturally be gradual and cautious.
Communication would be the key in selling peace and constructing confidence between the 2 nations. The border query is an outdated one. The association by which Special Representatives held conferences of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on Border Affairs would must be strengthened. All this, nonetheless, hinges on the political resolve of Beijing. For that to occur, China should take concrete steps to persuade a sceptical India of its intentions.