Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP

Modi-Xi bonhomie to be tested by ‘irritants’, but global pressures may yet prompt tighter embrace

  • The Indian and Chinese leaders are expected to meet this weekend for their second informal summit in little more than a year
  • Though military drills and Kashmir threaten to sour the event, wider geopolitical challenges could push the pair closer together
Topic |   China-India relations

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Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP
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An Indian national flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem. Photo: AP

India restricts universities from tie-ups with Chinese institutions, days before Modi expected to meet Xi

  • India has instructed its universities not to enter into academic cooperation agreements with Chinese institutions unless they obtain prior approval
  • Analysts say the move may be for security considerations or in response to a growing number of Chinese universities trying to gain a foothold in India
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An Indian national flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem. Photo: AP
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