India China ties fragile
Ahead of Chinese PM Wen Jiabao’s visit, India on Monday described the relationship as a very important one even as China’s envoy Zhang Yan said ties between the two countries were fragile and there was need to create a conducive public environment. “I am of the view that China-India relation is very fragile and easy to be damaged and difficult to repair. Therefore, it needs special care,’’ the Chinese ambassador said, adding that public perception was vital to the development of any relationship. “To achieve this, the government should provide guidance to the public and avoid the war of words. At the same time, more exchanges in the media sector are essential,” he added.