What can I, as an individual Indian, do to make India-Chinese people-to-people relationship better?
Nothing. Individual citizens cannot influence foreign policy. also India and China are the most insular societies. Neither side has zero exposure to the others culture, ideology and traditions.
Sadly there's very little you can do but what you can do is propogate the idea what most Indians want..Peace. We want a good relationship with all our neighbours but the feeling has to be mutual.
India from the past was content within itself. Indians never went to other countries to conquer or conquest but unfortunately Indians never knew others didn't share the same feeling and were ill prepared when outsiders came to loot Us after hearing the legendary stories merchants had to share about the wealth an riches of India.
Even after independence while Indians were rejoicing they were trying all the possibilitys to make India a better and developed country on par with the other developed economies of the world.
One being extending a hand of friendship with China to also help with developing the Indian military. China seemed to be a peaceful neighbour for thousands of years so why not try? There are very rare instances of India an China conflicting and so developed the thought in Indian minds “Hindu Cheeni bhai bhai”. We learnt the hard way and had to say bye bye to a chunk of Kashmir. That incident was enough to make India one of the best armies in the world. As an individual just spread peace and love to all countries not only China
Aditya Amar M, Professional
No individual can make relationship better . . For any relationship it should be both sides activity . .
For a counties like China and India it takes hell lot of power , patience etc are required to make the relationship better
Some idea which u can perform on your own is. . Form an organisation and conduct programs between these two nations and ensure that people make a continuous visits so that relationship will be better
By being friendly with a Chinese
Harsh Manral, former I was Posted/concurrently accredited as Ambassador (2003-2011)
You can start some Club or organisation with the name—”India China Friendship Association” wherein you can hold Weekly/Monthly meetings of like minded People— specially Young men like you. That organization also can start a Magazine with the Title-” India- China Friendship magazine”. In that Magazine you and your friends can write Articles, Poems etc which will contribute a lot towards bringing the People of both these great Civilizations nearer.
At the time of launching that Magazine you can approach The Chinese Ambassador or The Consul General— (depending on as to under whose jurisdiction your District falls)- for writing the “Forward” of the magazine mentioned above.
During the Annual meeting of your Club or organisation you can invite a Senior Officer each from the Concerned Divisions under whose jurisdiction China falls— from the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Human Resources ( Department of Culture). Or the Second Option is that you Join the Coveted “Indian Foreign Service” (IFS) Ambassador (Rtd) HVSManral.