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Chinese Naval officers visit Indian pavilion at Shanghai Expo

world Updated: Jun 01, 2010 18:52 IST

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A delegation of senior Chinese Naval Officers today visited the Indian Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

The delegation of 23 Naval officers headed by Deputy Commander Lieutenant General XU HongMeng took a tour of the Indian Pavilion.

Xu, who went round the pavilion, said he was very impressed with it particularly the display inside the dome, made up of bamboo, according to a press release.

Looking at potraits of prominent Indians displayed at the pavilion, the General described Mahatama Gandhi as a nationalist and veteran actor Raj Kapoor as the 'AWAARA' man.

He also recalled contribution made by Jawaharlal Nehru for the India-China friendship.

India has built huge domed bamboo structure resembling Sanchi stupa, an ancient buddhist monument with its interior structures focussing on the integration between urban and rural regions to suite expo's main theme "Better cities better life".

The pavilion built with contemporary materials consisting of massive solar panels, windmills, herbs and bamboo.

The pavilion which was attracting lot of crowds features India's rich religious culture, traditional and modern technology and combination of urban and rural life.

President Pratibha Patil too visited the Indian pavilion during her visit to Shanghai two days ago.