It is to no surprise that Alibaba is pushing India onto its global road map.
Jack Ma is taking the Chinese Presidents and Indian Prime Ministers words by their horns and testing the waters hoping to capitalise on the second largest population push for global trade. Indian Prime Minister Modi has been a strong advocate to cutting red tape across India and recent meetings and agreements with China have eased tensions between the superpower neighbours.
India can and will show more effort to bolster relationships with China as Visa issuance timeframes still remain extensive for particularly Chinese nationals with official documents still indicating the following:
How much time does it take to process a visa :
- Visa is processed and issued on minimum 5-7 working days.
- For non-residents It can take up to 7-15 working days.
- For Pakistani /Afghanistan/China/ resident nationals There is no timeframe. It is subject to type of visa and pre-verification by concerned authorities.
Nonetheless, India’s long standing battle at the Chinese boarder seems to be reduced with India now acquiring and redeploying more artillery in the Kashmir region and opening a tender for $2.4b for 814 of odd mounted guns. This clearly to renew old equipment and make a political statement to their westerly neighbours.
In a long expected launch Alibaba has now followed suit with Amazon to given Indian traders the online edge to be play a bigger part in the global B2B and B2C business.