Defence Minister interacts with Chinese soldiers

India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with Chinese soldiers during her maiden visit to the Nathu LA border post in Sikkim. She was seen greeting them with a Namaste.

When she quizzed them as to what a namaste meant,the soldiers appeared confused. Some of the Indian soldiers tried to answer this question and come to the aid of their Chinese counterparts when one Chinese soldier with a smile on his face said that it meant ‘nice to meet you.’She then asked them how to say it in Chinese and the soldiers replied “Ni hao”.