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Sitharaman's charm may break India-China ice after Doklam: Chinese media - Business Standard

Nirmala Sitharaman interacts with Chinese soldiers at Nathu-la border in Sikkim on Saturday. PTI Photo/ Twitter @nsitharaman. ALSO READ. Defence Minister Sitharaman conducts aerial survey of Doklam-Nathula area China tells India to 'face facts' on ...and more »

China tells India to 'face facts' on Sikkim border, Doklam: 10 developments - Business Standard

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacts with Chinese soldiers at Nathu-la border in Sikkim on Saturday. Photo: PTI. ALSO READ. India says all well at Doklam; China justifies troop patrols: Top 10 points China deploys 1,000 troops near Sikkim ...and more »

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches 'Namaste' to Chinese soldiers in Nathu La - The Hindu

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a brief conversation with Chinese soldiers during her maiden visit to the Nathu La border post in Sikkim and was even seen teaching them how to say 'Namaste'. A short video of her interaction with the Chinese ...and more »

Ready to maintain peace at frontiers with India: China on Sitharaman's visit to Nathu La - Economic Times

BEIJING: China today expressed readiness to jointly maintain peace along the border areas with India and said Nathu La, the frontier post visited by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the "best witness" to the UK-China treaty of 1890. Sitharaman ...and more »

Nirmala Sitharaman surveys Doklam, Nathula - The Hindu

Review of situation: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling, during their meeting in Gangktok on Saturday. | Photo Credit: PTI. Special Correspondent. Gangtok, October 07, 2017 19:22 IST. Updated ...and more »

China urges India to abide by 'historic treaty' on border - Daily Pioneer

China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu ...and more »

Nirmala Sitharman says priority is on defence readiness - The Hindu

Taking a dig at the previous UPA government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday that lack of timely decision-making in the last decade had caused gaps in military preparedness. However, Ms. Sitharaman assured the armed forces that the ...and more »

I say 'namaste', you say 'nihao' ... how India's defence minister helped build bridges in frontline chat with ... - South China Morning Post

India's defence minister experienced an unexpected wave of goodwill from Chinese soldiers when she visited troops stationed on the frontier between the countries on Saturday. Chinese observers described it as a goodwill gesture, while the foreign ...and more »

China goes gaga over Nirmala Sitharaman's namaste to PLA soldiers on LAC - Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A state-run Chinese newspaper has lauded defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman's friendly gesture towards Chinese soldiers during her recent visit to Nathu La border pass by describing it “as the most warm-hearted scene at the Sino-Indian ...and more »

Nirmala Sitharaman says govt committed to fill gaps in IAF, blames slow decision-making in past for situation - Firstpost

New Delhi: Lack of timely decision making in the last decade resulted in gaps in the Indian Air Force and the government is committed to fill them, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. File image of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman ...and more »