The Chinese security personnel, who was introducing his colleagues to Sitharaman, replies by saying "Nice to meet you".
In some of the other shared pictures of the visit she was seen making the arduous road journey to the border pass and sharing candies with the Indian soldiers posted on the border.
When the Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reached the border near Nathula on Saturday, these Chinese soldiers started taking photographs of them ... so the Defense Minister reached the border to talk to these Chinese soldiers.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid a visit to Jamnagar Air Force Station today and took first hand information about the role and nature of operations undertaken by the Indian Air Force at the air base.
The video had been posted on Sitharaman's official Twitter handle and the report about her visit had been widely carried in the Indian media.
"What would you say in Chinese?" asks the minister.
The maiden visit of the minister to the Eastern Command is part of her familiarisation with the formations of the army and the air force.
Sitharaman had also posted a photo of her waving at the Chinese troops.
Actually, most Chinese soldiers don't know English.
"The Union Minister who was scheduled to make her aerial survey of Doklam and forward posts along the Indo-Sino border in Sikkim was cancelled due to inclement weather". She also reviewed the operational readiness of the airbase, seeing the Sukhoi fighter aircraft and other IAF assets at first-hand.
Ms Sitharaman's aerial survey of the Doklam-Nathu La area came a day after the government clarified there had been no new developments since the disengagement.
She later met with Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at his residence to discuss issues in the state.