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#China & #India aren’t best friends – but agreed strategic adjustment might prevent WAR between Asian superpowers - The summits indicate that Xi and Modi are committed to predictable and stable relations which do not boil over rt.com/op-ed/470804-c…
For years, the Chinese held a dim view of India as a socially and economically backward land, and a stooge of Western imperialism which is no match to China. But India’s rise as an independent ‘leading power’ under Modi has compelled fullest attention in Beijing.
Ironically, if China needs Pakistan to keep India under check, India under Modi has played the card of cozying up to the US and Russia to keep China under check.
Modi declares ‘start of new era’ in #India - #China relations in ‘heart-to-heart’ talks with Xi - The summit mostly revolved around economic cooperation and struggles against extremism that plague both India and China 👍A must read👍 rt.com/news/470773-xi…
“We had decided that we'll manage our differences prudently & won't allow them to turn into disputes” Modi told Xi, & Xi replied: “Yesterday Prime Minister as you said, you & I had engaged in candid conversations like friends, heart-to-heart discussions on bilateral relations.
Earlier on Friday, he unleashed a charm offensive on XI, taking him on a personal tour of temples & monuments in the coastal town of Mamallapuram which has historical India-China ties. They had extensive talks over dinner, at which Xi was treated to specialties from the region.
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