The INS Kolkata arrives in Qingdao for PLA Navy 70th anniversary celebrations in April. The Indian ambassador called for more communication between the two navies. Photo: Reuters

‘We need to talk’: call for Chinese and Indian navies to communicate

  • Ambassador to China Vikram Misri says they will be ‘meeting more and more in common waters’, and more exchanges are needed
  • He also says preparations are under way for President Xi Jinping to visit India
Topic |   China-India relations

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The INS Kolkata arrives in Qingdao for PLA Navy 70th anniversary celebrations in April. The Indian ambassador called for more communication between the two navies. Photo: Reuters
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India’s ambassador to China, Vikram Misri, photographed at the Indian consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

China needs to act on Indian trade deficit before it becomes a political issue, says ambassador

  • Ambassador to China says the two countries need a ‘very intense dialogue’ about trade to address India’s concerns
  • Vikram Misri says the current US$53.6bn deficit is unsustainable in the long-term and hopes for more action from the government in Beijing
Topic |   China-India relations

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India’s ambassador to China, Vikram Misri, photographed at the Indian consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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