The Prime Minister invited Xi to India for a similar “informal summit” in 2019, to which the Chinese premier expressed hope that they will be able to meet in similar formats.
The Chinese officials also accused the Indian side of damaging its road building equipment when a road laying party left its equipment in Tuting in December last year following a protest by India. The Indian Army rejected those allegations as well, reported PTI.
“The days when India believed that South Asia was its primary sphere of influence and that it could prevent other powers, such as China, from expanding its own clout are long gone,” a senior government official told The Indian Express.
Modi will visit Qingdao in China for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit on June 9-10, Bambawale has confirmed. While it was known that Modi is likely to visit China, this is the first time the dates have been announced officially.
On whether India has taken up the matter with China, she said issues relating to the border are regularly taken up with the Chinese side through diplomatic channels and at Border Personnel Meetings.
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed tri-junction by the Chinese Army.
“Some Indian media have carried reports about the military buildup and infrastructure building in the area. They are very excited about it,” the ministry said talking about the construction activity in Doklam area
China’s reaction came amid reports that it was building a huge military complex close to the site of the Doklam standoff with India.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Wednesday commented on India’s relations with its neighbours, Pakistan and China. Here’s what he has said.
According to official data accessed by The Indian Express, there were 415 transgressions by Chinese soldiers into the Indian side of the LAC in 2017 — as against 271 transgressions in 2016.
More than the Doklam standoff, Sikkim was gravely affected by the 104-day-long Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal over separate statehood issue
Lt Gen Krishna was speaking about the Doklam standoff that happened earlier this year after the Chinese army tried to build a road in the area claimed by Indian-ally Bhutan.
Swaraj and Wang noted the “challenge it had posed to the relationship” and expressed “satisfaction” that it was resolved with the disengagement of troops at the face-off site through concerted diplomatic communications.
Although the standoff ended eventually through diplomatic means more than two months later, lessons must be learned and efforts must be made to avoid such an incident in the future, said Wang, whose comments were posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website today.
“And then India and China, at a practical level also, neither one has the ability to destroy others.” Dalai Lama also said that both the countries across the border have more than two billions of people together and though they might have differences, they share the Nalanda thoughts.