Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a two-day visit to China for an “informal” summit. He along with Chinese President Xi Jinping has identified the rising threat of terrorism as a major global problem. This visit was about discussing tourism, regional issues, trade, and strategic military relations.
“Informal” summit generally happens between friendly countries. That’s why this present visit between two ‘enemy’ countries holds immense significance as it has the capability to shape Asia’s future for better. Both the leaders are also looking forward to setting aside the bitterness of the past to forge a new relationship.
India’s relationship with China took a downward spiral after the Doklam standoff. This place is located near India, China, and Bhutan tri-junction border area. On June 2017, Chinese troops entered the area along with road-building equipment and construction vehicles. The intention was extending an existing road. The territory is, however, claimed by both China and India’s ally Bhutan. To stop the road building, India entered the area with 270 troops and weapons. Finally, the standoff was dissolved when India and China both announced to pull back their troops.
PM Modi’s present visit to China can bring down the chances of reoccurrence of Doklam incident among other things. According to a media reports, here are key points discussed during the talks.
- Maintaining peace along India-China border region and issuing strategic guidance to respective militaries.
- Assuming a more significant role in world order by maintaining a sustainable relationship that is mutually beneficial.
- Creating a platform to address and resolve the matter before they escalate.
- Pushing forward bilateral trade and investment opportunities.
- Candid and informal exchange of dialogue to forge a common understanding.
This summit has the potential to open advantageous opportunities for both the countries. To quote President Xi’s statement:
“The friendship between the two countries should continue to grow like the Yangtze and Ganges flowing forward forever.”
Expectedly, Congress president Rahul Gandhi mocked the purpose of the entire visit. He posted:
Saw the live TV feed of your “No Agenda” China visit.
You look tense!
A quick reminder:
2. China Pakistan Eco Corridor passes through POK. That’s Indian territory.
India wants to hear you talk about these crucial issues.
You have our support.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 27, 2018
Further in a speech during his two-day election campaign tour of Karnataka, he took a dig at PM by saying that he will not utter a single word on Doklam issue. He said:
“I have heard that he (Modi) is visiting China. You just see, take it in writing from me. China’s army is sitting in Doklam and he will not utter a word on Doklam in China, you just watch. He (Modi) won’t utter a word, this is 56 inch chest. Only hollow words, false promises.”
Amidst the supporters, many users trolled PM and called it a façade. Here are some of the comments:
Modiji: Today what special for lunch?
Xi Jinping: I have arranged 2 KG’s of “gaaliyan”
Xi Jinping: I saw your interview last week, you told the secret of your stamina is “gaaliyan” so i have arranged specially for you ji..!
— Mockery😎 (@MOCK3RY) April 27, 2018
#ModiInChina: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received at the Airport by one Assistant Minister King Xuanyou, and his driver!
So much for the #KhamanDhoklaFafdaDiplomacy! 🤣
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) April 27, 2018
– Site seeing
– Business deals for cronies
– Jumla speeches
– Campaign for #KarnatakaElections2018 from China
BUT Never forget most important tasks:-
– Chinese premier ko “Jhulaa Jhulaana”
Sending tag #ModiInChina for IT cell trolls & bots @malviyamit https://t.co/OJ04Rxf3lU
— NKS🙈🙉🙊 (@Naveen_Kr_Shahi) April 26, 2018
Heard PM Modi was received by low level ministers..
Seems they know the reality behind the jumla of Lal Ankh#ModiInChina
— Poly Sarkar (@polysmind) April 27, 2018
👉🏻Will teach Pakistan a lesson:
But went to Pakistan to eat Biriyani
👉🏻Will teach China a lesson:
Now in China to eat Noodles?#ModiInChina
— RiJOY (@iamrijoy) April 27, 2018
Many similarities in both😂
: Comes with no guarantee
: Stops working in couple of months
: No refund even with receipt
: attractive Outer packaging
: Inner substance of low quality
: Killing Indian mkt
: Not good for INDIA👎
— Veena D (@The_veenaD) April 27, 2018
Modi: Please go away from Doklam, stay out of PoK, and stop opposing our entry into NSG.
Xi: And what you give us in return?
Modi: We wil ban Paneer Manchurian.
Xi: Wow! Done. Shake hands.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 27, 2018
— Narendra Godi (@TrollModii) April 27, 2018
— manickam tagore (@manickamtagore) April 27, 2018
If fake feku Fuckeer #ModiInChina is son of 1 father, ask him get back the indias dokhlam from china, otherwise get lost , dont return to india ever #ModiLies #ModiMadeDisaster pic.twitter.com/xzfQIMfFyK
— अच्छे दिन™ 🇮🇳✋ (@aAccheDin) April 27, 2018
What’s your take on the entire matter?