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At Nathu-La border, Sitharaman greets Chinese soldiers with 'Namaste'

Sitharaman interacts with Chinese Army at Nathu-La in Sikkim

ANI  |  Gangtok (Sikkim) 

In this combo picture of the two stills taken from a video snippet posted by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, she is seen interacting with the Chinese soldiers at the border at Nathu-la in Sikkim. PTI Photo/ Twitter @nsitharaman

Defence Minister interacted with the personnel at the border in Sikkim, on Saturday.

The light-hearted exchange saw greeting them 'Namastey', as the Chinese troops responded with the greeting, 'Ni Hao'.

Both parties discussed the meaning of their respective form of greetings.

The Chinese head at the post also briefed her on the posts held by the army personnel present at the meet.

also took to Twitter and said, "Acknowledged a row of Chinese soldiers from across the fence who were taking pictures on my reaching Nathu La."

was on a visit to the state to meet the Police (ITBP) officials at Nathu-La, where she interacted with the Vice Chief of Army Staff and another senior army official.

Chief of Eastern Command Lt. Gen.

Abhay Krishna briefed her about the security preparedness at the in the Sector.

On her arrival at the post, was accorded a Guard of Honour. She also offered sweets to the army personnel there.

She later met with Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at his residence to discuss issues in the state.

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 19:47 IST