New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping will be on a two-day India visit starting tomorrow with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ancient coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai. This is the third meeting of both the leaders since PM Modi’s re-election and their second informal meeting since last year’s Wuhan summit.
The agenda of the informal meeting is to build a personal contact apart from ties between the two neighbouring countries and also build measures in matters of trade, defence and border issues. In the course of this meeting, no memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed and no joint statements will be made.
Ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit, the Chinese authorities said that the Kashmir issue should be resolved between New Delhi and Islamabad, making a significant shift to its recent references regarding Kashmir in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 by India Govt. On August 6, Chinese foreign ministry expressed its opposition to India’s move in creating a separate Union Territory of Ladakh.