Chinese Scholar Zhang Jiadong wrote an article titled ‘What I feel about the “Bharat narrative” in India’ for Chinese daily 'Global times'. Highlighting his recent visit to India Zhang wrote ‘I found that India's domestic and foreign situation have changed tremendously compared to four years ago. India has achieved outstanding results in economic development and social governance, and its great power strategy has moved from dream to reality.’
Zhang also points out the disappearance of alleged distinct smell that he experienced right after stepping out of the plane in Delhi. According to him it proves that the public environment has improved in India.
Talking about the Bharat narrative the Chinese scholar adds ‘Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar emphasized the importance of building a strong "Bharat narrative" and explained the "Bharat narrative" in terms of economics, development, politics, and culture. Obviously, India no longer only regards cultural tradition as a channel to achieve its own interests or as a symbol to attract foreign tourists, but also sees it as one of the pillars of India's status as a great power.’
The Chinese Scholar Acknowledges the growing Indian Power and states ‘India is indeed a major power, and rapid changes in internal and external strategies pose challenges to both itself and the international community.’