The bilateral meeting between India and China comes ahead of the second Belt and Road Forum (BRF), scheduled to be held in Beijing later this week. It also follows India’s efforts to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UNSC, over which China placed a technical hold on the proposal.
Sources said the meetings will take place on April 22 (Monday), and is part of "regular diplomatic consultations". He will meet his counterpart Kong Xuanyou and call on Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the visit.
India’s exports of organic chemicals to the US stood at $1.4 billion in 2017, US Census data showed. According to the Commerce Ministry, about 1,900-odd products exported to US with GSP may be impacted.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale's comments assume significance with India boycotting China’s Belt and Road Initiative on the grounds of territorial sovereignty as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.