There seems to be a thaw in the frosty equation between India and China, and it is to be hoped that the overture from Beijing shall be sustained. President Xi Jinping’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first such communication between the two in the aftermath of last year’s pandemic and the border crisis. This can be contextualised by the Chinese foreign minister’s statement that “anti-pandemic materials produced in China are entering India at a faster pace to help the country fight the epidemic”. Orders for oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other medical supplies are being sourced from China, although there are some complaints of predatory pricing. (Read More)
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