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PM Modi and Xi Jinping aim to build on post-Doklam thaw at G20 meeting

India and China are aligned with opposing sides embroiled in political turmoil in Sri Lanka


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the sidelines of a G20 meeting this week, aiming to build on a thaw in ties after a military standoff on their disputed border last year, officials said. The 3,500 km (2,200-mile) border between the nuclear-armed neighbours has been calm since Modi and Xi held several hours of talks in the Chinese city of Wuhan in April, agreeing to prevent political disputes escalating into a confrontation. Later this year, their two armies will hold joint exercises in a bid to build trust after their 73-day ...

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First Published: Wed, November 28 2018. 17:41 IST