Xi Jinping’s visit to India officially announced; charting broader pathways for development to be focus


Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in India on October 11 and 12 for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the foreign ministries of India and China said on Wednesday in near simultaneous announcements about 50 hours before the visit begins.

The External Affairs Ministry said the informal summit will provide an opportunity for Modi and Xi to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance and exchange views on deepening bilateral development partnership.

The delay in officially announcing Xi’s visit for the informal summit in Mamallapuram near Chennai was seen as reflection of some uneasiness in Sino-India ties following India’s decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and withdraw its special status. Read More

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