A Perspective on India and China Relations


A CLOSER DEVELOPMENTAL PARTNERSHIP

Ist Informal Summit between the leaders took place in Wuhan, China in April, 2018

During the summit, the leaders held all encompassing discussions to strengthen the Closer Development Partnership in a mutually beneficial and sustainable manner, in pursuit of national modernization and greater prosperity for their peoples.

MECHANISMS TO STRENGTHENING TIES

More than 30 dialogue mechanisms at various levels Covering the entire gamut of bilateral relationship

High level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges is an important outcome of the Wuhan Summit

A mechanism of Special Representatives on the lndia-china Boundary Question established in 2003

Strategic Dialogue between Foreign Secretaries reconstituted in 2017

Annual Defence and Security Dialogue & High level Dialogue Mechanism on Counter Terrorism and Security are vital to the defence & security ties.

CLOSE CULTURAL CONNECTION

Cultural exchanges date back to many centuries with some evidence that conceptual and linguistic exchanges existed in 1500-1000 B.C

During lst, 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. several Buddhist pilgrims and scholars travelled to China on the historic ”silk route”

India constructed a Buddhist temple in Luoyang, Henan province in China marketing the historical connect between the nations.

The Xuanzang memorial built in the memory of the Chinese traveller was inaugurated at Nalanda in 2007

🎦 BUDDHIST CONNECTION ☯️

Ancient Indian monk-scholars such as Kumarajiva, Bodhidharma and Dharmakshema Contributed to the spread of Buddhism in China.

Kashyapa Matanga and Dharmaratha  made the White Horse monastery at Luoyang, China their abode.

Chinese pilgrims also undertook journeys to India, the most famous among them being Fa Xian and Xuan Zang.





Post a Comment

0 Comments