Port Wings, 11 July 2018:
It is a known fact and has been recorded in the history that previous Indian Prime Ministers’ visits to China, right from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh have yielded no tangible gains from Chinese side.
However, the latest visit by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Red Dragon has proved a point that if you approach China through the spectrum of investment, you are bound to succeed. And the forecast by Narendra Modi, though convulsed a section of think-tanks, who see the Indo-Chinese relations through border skirmishes and maritime might, proved to be a better proscription at the end of the three-day visit.
However, the real task of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in converging the investment scenario positively towards the India just begun.
As a long term goal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must follow up the agreements from the latent stage till ground-breaking.
While it has been a success on the economic and investment from, as Prime Minister of India, Modi carried a heavy baggage to China of China’s undelivered commitments on peace on the frontiers despite a number of Chinese dictated Boundary Agreements to maintain peace on the borders.
While duplicitous approaches to Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh from China is a known secret in the power corridors, this time, the Indian PM tried to conquer the economic front first and decided to wait for the right opportunity to settle the other national-interest items one by one.
While the self-styled think-tanks and experts in India are aghast with the Prime Minister for not raking up the usual border issues with Chinese leadership, Modi’s silent on speaking it now could be sending different signals to people way back in New Delhi and also in Beijing.
The open admission of time to learn from China about the development of labor-intensive industries, creating conditions for sustainable foreign direct investment, skill development, infrastructure creation and export-led development model are indeed a right step ahead for making the relationship between Asia’s two big economies on a better and chosen one for mutual growth.
And if both the countries, bury their hatchet and moves ahead on the well-chosen economic path in unison, it would be better for both the countries, as one is the leader in hardware and another is in software.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows that Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, is not only a slogan for election and its practical implementation will not only help India to attain a distinction, but evolved as a policy initiative for inclusive development globally.