The Chinese visit comes amid a fresh controversy over his statement on Kashmir at a programme in Pakistan. New Delhi had rejected the remarks, calling them “uncalled for” and underscored that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India and both Pakistan and China know that.
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has reached Delhi — the first high-level Chinese visit to India in more than two years, since the stand-off in Ladakh started. Sources said Wang Yi is expected to meet foreign minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval tomorrow.
The aim of Wang Yi’s visit is to restart physical engagement and also invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a BRICS meeting to be hosted by Beijing later this year, news agency Press Trust of India has reported.
The suspense over the visit persisted till the last minute and there was no official confirmation of the visit even when the Chinese minister landed in Delhi. The landing could be confirmed only through tracking the flight path of his plane, which took off from Afghanistan. (NDTV)