In the midst of the concrete and steel jungle that is the Shanghai World Expo, stands the Indian Pavilion, the 'greenest' of them all, offering an unprecedented opportunity to further improve Sino-Indian relations and India's Soft Power in China.
The Expo has finally come to China. A largely-forgotten event in most parts of the world, it has been rejuvenated, on a scale which no other country could even dream of. A record number of 192 countries and 50 organizations have registered, the highest in the Expo's history. Most people hadn't even heard of the expo until it came to China.
The verdict is clear - The Expo needed China as much as China needed the Expo.
It has been described by the Chinese government as "a great gathering of world civilizations", and is an excellent opportunity to improve ties between two of the oldest - India and China.
The Indian pavilion