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BRICS Summit: PM Modi Raises Border Concern With China’s Xi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held small talks on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg on Thursday. 

According to a video footage of the conference, the two leaders could be seen holding talks while walking towards their assigned seats.

According to the media report during the brief meeting, PM Modi conveyed to Xi Jinping India’s concerns about the unresolved issues along the LAC in the western sector of the India-China border areas.

Modi and Xi had met each other on the sidelines of the G20 Bali summit last year as well. 

However, last month the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that the two leaders had not only exchanged courtesies at the G20 summit in Bali last November, but also talked about the need to stabilize bilateral ties.

India and China have been in a standoff for the past three years and relations at all levels have deteriorated due to tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

The two sides have so far held 19 rounds of talks to address border issues since 2020, following the Chinese aggression in eastern Ladakh.

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