Modi's tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea

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Modi’s trip to China: 6 quick takeaways

Some quick thoughts on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to China.

Modi's tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea

PM Modi has shown confidence in his interactions with Chinese and Mongolian leadership

Addressing the Mongolian Parliament on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Asia as a region of ancient wisdom that is expected to lead the world in the 21st century.

Modi's tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea

Learning skills from Seoul

In his first year of office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen his foreign destinations with careful thought. After wrapping up his visits to China and Mongolia, Mr. Modi will be in Korea on May 18 and 19 in recognition of the country’s potential importance in pushing the agenda of ‘Make in India’, skill development, employment generation and indigenisation of defence manufacturing.

Modi's tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea

The shadow of border disputes

None of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits drew as much attention as his three days visit to China. The visit assumed significance in the background of global and regional developments like the growing tension in the South China Sea, US 'pivot Asia' policy and China's aggressive quest to pursue 'one belt and one road' initiative and more specifically in the South Asia context, the BCIM corridor, the vigorously pursued Maritime Silk Route (MSR), the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and its increasing involvement in Afghanistan.

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