The Indian side underlined that the prickly issue of Jammu and Kashmir did not come up in talks between the two leaders, though Xi briefed Modi on his recent talks with Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Beijing.
From ‘Wuhan Spirit’ in April 2018 to ‘Chennai Connect’ in October 2019, a look at the distance travelled between the two informal summits involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping
With Modi dressed in traditional Tamil Nadu attire and Xi in an informal white shirt and black trousers, the two leaders sat down for brief discussions at the picturesque Panch Rathas, sipping coconut water under the afternoon sun.
With the bilateral space coming under a shadow after Delhi’s decision to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir PM Modi is also likely to convey to Xi that Beijing has to be “sensitive” to India’s core concerns.
The official confirmation from China to India has been conveyed through diplomatic channels over the last 24 hours. This comes after a series of strong statements and moves that adversely impacted the bilateral space before the informal summit.
The committee said, “India’s communication blackout in Kashmir is having a devastating impact on the lives and welfare of everyday Kashmiris. It’s time for India to lift these restrictions and afford Kashmiris same rights and privileges as any other Indian citizen.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi — the second bilateral meeting between the two leaders after their talks in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on September 27.
With prices shooting up in markets across her country, Hasina added in jest that the she has asked her cook to not use onions while cooking at home. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was present at the event when Hasina made the remarks.
During his two-day visit beginning Tuesday, Doval met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to enlist Riyadh’s support. The FATF plenary session and working group meetings are scheduled to be held from October 13 to 18.
The Nizam’s descendants, Prince Mukarram Jah, the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, and his younger brother Muffakham Jah, had joined hands with the Indian government in the legal battle against the Pakistan government over some 35 million pounds lying with the National Westminster Bank in London.