On February 22, 2016, Mr. Vijay K Gokhale, Indian ambassador to China visited Shanghai Diamond Exchange accompanied by Mr. Prakash Gupta, consul general at Shanghai. It is the first time that an Indian ambassador visited SDE. SDE president Mr. Lin Qiang and vice president Ms.Yuan Wenyao showed the visitors around and introduced the function and operation of SDE.
On the following meeting, the ambassador and consul general met a dozen representatives of Indian SDE members, asking about their business in China. Ambassador Gokhale said that the India embassy and consulate general at Shanghai would like to offer assistance to India Diamond companies in China. Furthermore, he hoped that Sino-Indian trade ties could be strengthened with the aid of SDE. At the end of the meeting, Mr. Lin Qiang thanked the ambassador and the consul general for their visit and continuous support to SDE. He also expected more cooperation between diamond industries of the two countries.