Beijing, New Delhi must shake hands: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang - The Times of India timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Beijing-…
Recalling his visit to India over two decade and half decades ago, he said, "What I saw and felt during that trip, visiting Taj Mahal and prestigious Indian universities, research institutes and warmth and hospitality of Indian people, left a lasting impact on me".
"In a few days time I will make India the first stop of first overseas visit as a premier of China. I have made this decision not just because India is an important neighbour and one of the populous countries of the world but also because of the seeds of friendship sown during my own youth", he said.
China’s India Land Grab, by Brahma Chellaney via @ProSyn po.st/kT0i4s
Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, is the author of Asian Juggernaut, Water: Asia’s New Battleground, and Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis.
A Chinese Pivot? An Indian Perspective - Project Syndicate via @ProSyn po.st/sIIvKa
China and India should maintain close strategic communications in order to keep bilateral relations on the “right track.”
Moreover, the two countries should harness each other’s comparative strengths and expand mutually beneficial cooperation in infrastructure, investment, and other areas; strengthen cultural ties to advance an expanding friendship; and enhance their cooperation in multilateral forums to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries in tackling global challenges.
India is so culturally rich with its different religions and its contrast with so many people living in medieval conditions right alongside an ever-growing middle class that it's hard to find another country with such a rich and varied geography and culture amidst so much chaos and confusion. Obviously a photographer's delight.