Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss long-standing border issues, tourism and trade during their summit. Photo: AFP

Xi has an eye on Kashmir. Is Modi watching Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the South China Sea?

  • In a dig at India’s leader, opposition politician Manish Tewari has asked if Modi will raise the sensitive issues during his informal summit with the Chinese president
  • But analysts say it is a political move to pressure Modi’s BJP, and his stance does not reflect the Congress party’s position on Beijing
Topic |   China-India relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss long-standing border issues, tourism and trade during their summit. Photo: AFP
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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
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Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP
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