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India's envoy discusses more dialogue, visits with China

IANS  |  Beijing 

India's to on Tuesday met a top of the Communist Party's key and discussed ways to step up bilateral talks and visits.

After the chill in their relationship following a 73-day military stand-off in the eastern sector of the border last year, both sides have been trying to mend fences.

It is apparent from Bambawale's host of meetings with influential government think tanks in the past few months where the talks are largely understood to have revolved around repairing the damage to bilateral ties done by Doklam stand-off.

The met of the of the of China, an influential body responsible for shaping up Beijing's foreign policy.

The Department has more say in formulating China's foreign policy than the

"They shared ideas for further strengthening bilateral exchanges and visits, following up on their first meeting on January 4," the said here.

India's announced her visit to in late April. will visit in June to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Summit.

Between Sitharaman and Modi, more visits and dialogues are expected between both sides.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 17:16 IST