It seems Modi government has decided to go full throttle against China. India and China has a long history of provocations and face-offs. China did try to lure all the neighbors of India and created a String of Pearls to encircle India into its trap.
However it seems PM Modi has learnt the lesson so quickly. In last 3 years of his rule, he has already established cordial relations with almost every neighbor of China, especially those who have tainted relationship with China. Indian Government has again hit an ace, and this time with Mongolia.
Amid growing tensions on border, Indian government has acted fast to reach out to new President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, who has been arguing against his nation’s dependence on its giant neighbor China.
A few days after Battulga was elected as the president of Mongolia, riding on a campaign built on the simmering resentment among the Mongolians against China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited him for a visit to India.
President Pranab Mukherjee, too, sent a message, congratulating Battulga and stressing that India and Mongolia shared their belief in democracy.
India’s quick move to warm up to the president of Mongolia assumes significance in the wake of the face-off between the Indian Army and Chinese People’s Liberation Army in western Bhutan. Battulga indicated that his government would seek to end Mongolia’s dependence on China and strengthen foreign relations with the United States and other countries.
It seems PM Modi’s Para Diplomacy will bear the fruits very soon.