Indian and Chinese military are often not known in the news for their warm camaraderie, especially since the Doklam standoff that took place last year between the two neighbours. However, a video is going viral and is winning hearts on the internet. In the short clip, an Indian soldier can be seen trying to learn some tai chi moves by a Chinese soldier.
Watch the video here:
Here is a Chinese soldier teaching tai-chi to an Indian soldierâ€” Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) December 28, 2018
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice focussed on flexibility and whole body coordination that promotes harmonised motion in space. It is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Tai Chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, improve immunity, relieve pain and improve quality of life.Â Â
Relations between India and China took a severe turn by the 73-day face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies at the strategically sensitive Doklam tri-junction in the Sikkim sector last year.
However, ties have improved after several meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping. Indian officials say there have been a number of positive developments like Beijing giving market access to Indian products, but much is yet to be done in issues like addressing the widening trade deficit.
China recently appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modiâ€™s remarks at the Shangri-la Dialogue about the Indo-Pacific being about inclusiveness and connectivity and India remains ready to talk to all countries, including China, about this issue.