Hark! The Golden era

Born in the same cradle the two ancient civilisations have followed separate courses, which is natural. But it is time to draw upon the common past to build a lasting future.

Today, China is India’s largest trading partner. Bilateral trade between China and India from a modest 3 billion dollars at the beginning of the 21st century soared to about 80 billion dollars in 2012, a phenomenal increase. Leaders of both countries have confidently proposed the goal of increasing bilateral trade to $100 billion by 2015. If that does happen, what does the future hold?