The Chinese consulate has dropped some hints that there can be a bilateral meeting between the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi. The prediction of the hints so far indicates that the meeting would be conducted in the sidelines of the meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) NSAs in this week in the Chinese capital.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang told the media that it has been an old tradition that at the past the two meetings- BRICS NSAs, are held simultaneously and the two leaders would meet. However, he did not confirm whether this will be a possibility this time or not. The BRICS NSAs, meetings are scheduled on 27-28 July.
Beijing has denied any conversation with India related to the Doklam region, where India troops are deployed. Doklam is a region between China & Bhutan that juts Sikkim.
Amid all the controversial states, the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on their birthdays through Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
Modi wished Xi on his birthday, his post read; “I met him in Astana SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) summit a few days ago, and we had effective talk on how to develop Sino-India relationship,”
PM Modi has a huge fan following on the platform with over 1, 69,119 followers. A total of 1089 Chinese responded to his post. One of the users wrote, “Narendra Modi, you should call for the complete withdrawal of troops now!”
Modi also wrote about the International Yoga day and expressed his pleasure as Chinese are practicing yoga. He also expressed grief for the deadly mudslide in Mao Xian area that took many live on June 25th.
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