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Modi-Xi summit: China says India did Not hold military drill in Arunachal Pradesh

Last updated on October 9, 2019

China isn’t concerned about India carrying a large scale army practice in the”contested eastern sector” since it has not taken place, a top Chinese diplomat said in Beijing on Wednesday after officially announcing President Xi Jinping’s trip to India, starting October 11.

When requested by the Chinese press whether China was worried that the military practices at the”contested oriental business” could affect the air of this summit, vice-foreign minister Luo Zhaohui stated, “We don’t have any worry whatsoever because that’s not correct.”

To a query from Hindustan Times, if he was speaking to the army practice in Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as South Tibet, Luo explained, “As far as we understand, the so-called army practice isn’t a truth, it’s not accurate”.

“Secondly, the area you said is a sensitive area and we do not wish to hear that mention,” Luo said, apparently setting aside, even dousing, a controversy before the trip.

News reports from India stated it’s the largest exercise to check the combat capabilities of this mountain attack corps.

Although Luo abruptly denied knowledge of this practice, Chinese professors have told Hindustan Times that Beijing is not delighted with the drill because it’s in a place they believe contested.

On the summit, Luo explained, “This is going to be a casual meeting. This is going to be a continuation of this Wuhan meeting. As it’s a casual meeting, both leaders have a relaxed and comfortable setting to have a free exchange of viewpoints without adjusted subjects. They’ll discuss important issues, they are going to have free air with every other that is a really good format for debate.”

“This is a brand new method of exchanges between Indian and Chinese leaders. This has turned out to be somewhat effective,” Luo, that had been until recently the Chinese ambassador to India, included.

He added that within the last year, the bilateral relations have enjoyed new advancement, which reveals the significance of this Wuhan assembly.

“The boundary regions had preserved peace and tranquility and the clinic has shown that mutually beneficial collaboration is essential to the 2 sides,” the Chinese diplomat said.

“Their common vision for the reform of the global strategy; Their shared duty and role in regional affairs; They will offer advice to the increase of bilateral ties and exchanges and collaboration…I’m sure this meeting will prove very significant to bilateral ties and encourage regional growth, peace, harmony, and growth,” he explained.

On the chance of arrangements being signed by both leaders, Luo suggested the assembly — such as the Wuhan one — will probably be about strengthening tactical communication.

Without the private commitment in both leaders, this type of informal meeting isn’t feasible,” he explained.

“So for them to sit together to get a comprehensive conversation in Chennai and also to examine regional and global affairs so the dragon and the elephant may operate together, so we could have deeper tactical communication which can help civic relations and practical cooperation between both nations and it is going to also have a far-reaching positive consequences to regional and international growth and stability,” he explained.

About the China-India and mechanism, a takeaway in the Wuhan summit, Luo said, “Today Afghanistan is the stage of breakthrough that we’ve selected (in Wuhan) along with the 2 sides have implemented the consensus of both sides of executing training for diplomats.”

“…we intend to hold training for law enforcement officers in addition to archaeological security, particularly in such areas where the 2 sides are in a fantastic position to collaborate,” he explained.

China is in favor of enlarging the mechanics of India-China working in another nation, Luo said.

“We expect that China-India plus collaboration isn’t simply limited to Afghanistan. We’ll further deepen our alliance in Afghanistan. We expect that China-India plus collaboration will be enlarged to Nepal. Also, we expect that the collaboration will be enlarged to Bhutan,” Luo said.