Chinese Delegation Comprising PLA Border Troops to Visit India This Year; First After Doklam Stand-Off
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Beijing, June 1: A Chinese delegation consisting of border troops from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will visit India this year. The relations between both the countries were at its lowest ebb after the 72-day standoff in Doklam. An informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping was held at Wuhan in central China in April this year. The primary focus of the summit was to improve relations between the two countries and to resolve border issues.

According to a Chinese defence spokesperson, details of the delegation’s visit to India are under discussion. “Currently, the two sides are in consultation with each other on the upcoming visit to India by the border defence delegation from the Western Theatre Command of the PLA,” reported Hindustan Times quoting spokesperson Ren Guoqiang as saying.

The spokesperson also said that such border-related exchanges between the two countries would help to strengthen the management and control of border areas and tranquillity at the border would be maintained. The Ren also stressed on developing the military-to-military relationship with India.

The Prime Miniter Narendra Modi also reached out to China today during his address at Shangri LA dialogue in Singapore. The PM said Asia and the world would have a better future when India and China work together with trust and confidence. PM Modi also said that both the countries have displayed maturity and wisdom in managing issues and ensuring a peaceful border.