China President Xi Jinping is planning to visit India in as early as February. This is being seen as a move to counter Washington’s increasingly antagonistic trade policy and aggressive Indo-Pacific diplomacy.
Xi is expected to discuss with Prime Minister Narendra Modi measures to defuse border tensions, as well as propose deals to expand imports of Indian farm products and increase cooperation in advanced technologies, according to local media reports.
Xi hopes to visit ahead of India’s general election due by April/May, according to Nikkei Asian Review portal. Tensions between China and India flared in the summer of 2017, with troops facing off across the border for three months. Read More