Narendra Modi to visit China,day after Doklam standoff neutralized

New Delhi: A day after India and China agreed to disengage their troops from the site of border standoff on the Doklam plateau in Bhutan, New Delhi on Tuesday announced the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China next week.

He will be attending the 3-5 September meeting of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) countries in Xiamen.

Modi is also expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for bilateral talks on 4 September in Xiamen on the margins of the summit.

This will be the first time the two leaders will meet in what many see as vastly altered circumstances. The perception is that India’s unflinching stance despite relentless Chinese rhetoric, and the abrupt end to the 73-day confrontation on the eve of the summit, have reset the terms of engagement between the two countries.

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