Amid Tensions, PM Modi to Meet Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on 23 June

Modi and Jinping will meet on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting on 23 June.

Published21 Jun 2016, 05:47 AM IST
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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President of China, Xi Jinping on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 23 June, reports claim citing sources.

  • The meeting will happen at a crucial time when the two countries are currently facing diplomatic tensions due to controversy of India’s bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

  • China, siding with Pakistan – which is also trying to enter the elite nuclear group – has opposed to India’s membership, citing the fact that India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

  • On Monday, the US made an appeal to the 48 member countries to allow India to be a part of the nuclear club. Unanimous agreement of all countries is necessary to gain NSG membership.

(With agency inputs)

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