Some of Indian soldiers can also be seen clicking photographs of Nirmala Sitharaman's interaction with Chinese troopers while one is seen holding a gift wrapper box.
Beijing often referred to the 1890 Britain-China treaty during the Doka La standoff stating that it has defined the Sikkim section of the boundary with Tibet, therefore the border in that area has been settled.
Nirmala Sitharaman took to Twitter to share a post showing her waving at Chinese troops, who were taking pictures of her from across the border.
Two short videos of the meeting were posted on the minister's official Twitter account on Sunday.
She can be seen greeting the People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel with a namaste before teaching them how to do the same.
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Qian Feng, an expert at the Chinese Association for South Asian Studies, believed that the greeting "sent a goodwill signal towards mending bilateral ties and putting relations back on track toward normality", the state-run Global Times newspaper reported.
Mrs Sitharaman also visited the Gajraj Corps Head Quarters where she was briefed by GOC Gajraj Corps Lt Gen AS Bedi on the overall security situation in Assam and the Kameng Sector of Arunachal Pradesh and the operational preparedness of the Corps.
Accompanied by Army and government officials, the minister asks Chinese soldiers if they know the meaning of "Namaste", and then goes on explaining the same.
On the other hand, the country has said that the Sikkim section of the India-China border has been delineated by historical convention and said that the country should abide by this "fact". The two sides so far have held 19 rounds of talks at the level of Special Representatives to find a lasting solution.
Tensions between India and China have been on an all-time high in the past few months at Doklam, just 30 kms in a straight line to the northeast from Nathu La. Friendly cooperation is the best option, strategic exhaustion the worst. "India must overcome its paranoia and China has no obligation to indulge India's capriciousness".