Xi Jinping Won’t Discuss Kashmir With Modi
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India in October but they won’t talk Kashmir. The dates of meeting are yet to be finalized but both the countries agree that it would be an informal meeting without aides.
Conclusion from the last meeting
The two leaders met in Wuhan last year but the meeting remained informal. They discussed strategic matters that are of bigger importance instead of concentrating their talks on one or two specific issues especially Kashmir.
Chinese stand on Kashmir
China raised the issue of Kashmir in United Nations but Kashmir has never been an issue between India and China. The leaders met last year but didn’t discuss Kashmir. They will again meet in October and discuss strategic issues only.
Belt and Road Initiative
Xi Jinping is likely to push his Belt and Road Initiative during his talks with India. Chinese government wants India to be a partner country in its road initiatives. Also, the Chinese government would discuss measures that can help in safeguarding peace and stability in the border areas. The Chinese government promised that there would be no hidden agenda and the meeting would be a start of trust building.