Modi-Xi 'Informal Summit': Hopes of a big India-China reset are misplaced

India's two big expectations - fewer border transgressions and better economic ties - rest on shaky foundations

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Illustration by Ajay Mohanty

Jabin T Jacob
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Chinese city of Wuhan for an 'informal summit'. The meeting comes after India and China were engaged in a border standoff in Doklam between June and August, 2017. With the relations between the two countries deteriorating, the meeting marks an effort on both sides to reset the relations. What are the expectations from the meeting? In this Business Standard special, the writer analyses whether any big breakthrough is likely in the meeting.

China has many ways of affecting Indian politics. Indeed, an India-China ‘reset’ as envisaged by
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First Published: Apr 25 2018 | 7:19 PM IST

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