Differences Shouldn’t Lead To Disputes”: Nirmala Sitharaman In China


Differences should not lead to disputes in relations between India and China, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today as she met her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in the backdrop of the strain in ties between the two countries after the Dokalam standoff.

Ms Sitharaman, who arrived in Beijing yesterday, attended the SCO defence ministers’ meeting today.

During her meeting with General Wei Fenghe, Ms Sitharaman said that differences should not lead to disputes in relations between India and China, officials said.

In August last year, India and China ended their 73-day standoff between their troops in Doklam. The standoff had strained ties considerably between the two countries.

The annual summit of the SCO, in which India is the latest entrant along with Pakistan, will take place in the Chinese city of Qingdao in June. Read More…

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