Sikkim: Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman came to Sikkim to visit Nathula Pass. Here She visited the Forward Post of the Indian Army and China went to the border. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a class of Chinese soldiers on this spot near Dokalm today. The Defense Minister stood face-to-face and took a class of Chinese soldiers. she met Chinese soldiers on the border and then greeted them. After this, Nirmala Sitharaman asked the meaning of Namaste from Chinese jawans and also meant it.
For the first time in 70 years … China says ‘Hello’
When the Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reached the border near Nathula on Saturday, these Chinese soldiers started taking photographs of them … so the Defense Minister reached the border to talk to these Chinese soldiers. When the Chinese Commander introduces his soldiers to the Defense Minister, she greeted the Chinese soldiers as a greeting to Indian soldiers according to Indian tradition. But they did not understand anything. So the Defense Minister explained the meaning of Namaste to these Chinese in such a way.
When the Defense Minister taught Chinese soldiers Hindi
it was known that Namaste in China is known as ni hau, afterward the Chinese soldiers and their commander gave the answer to the Defense Minister’s greeting by Ni Hao.
Listen in the video How Nirmala Sitharaman explained these people to Namaste means-
Snippet of Smt @nsitharaman interacting with Chinese soldiers at the border at Nathu-la in Sikkim yesterday. Namaste! pic.twitter.com/jmNCNFaGep
— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) October 8, 2017
Actually, most Chinese soldiers don’t know English. They just understand Chinese. There was something similar here but Chinese Captain Wang Pe Chi helped his teammates. This video explaining the meaning of hello to Chinese troops, the Defense Minister later tweeted with his Twitter handle.