Two Summits, Contrasting Optics

The Hindu|October 11, 2019

Two Summits, Contrasting Optics
Atmospherics have not been so rosy in the run-up to the Mamallapuram summit as it was for Wuhan
Suhasini Haidar

During the run-up to the Wuhan summit, the first “informal” summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in April 2018, several measures were taken by both governments to ensure the smoothest setting for talks. From the moment preparations began in February, New Delhi and Beijing were careful to avoid language that could become irritants on issues — Kashmir, Tibet, terrorism, trade deficit, the Belt and Road Initiative and Indo-Pacific partnerships.

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October 11, 2019