Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 22:- In his first visit to India following the Doklam standoff last year, China’s Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and discussed several important issues.
Modi said the maintenance of peace in the border areas is indicative of the maturity with which the two neighbours have handled their differences and did not allow them to become disputes. Modi appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between India and China in all spheres, including in the areas of defence and military exchanges.
“Terming India-China relations as a factor of stability in the world, the prime minister said that maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the border areas is indicative of the sensitivity and maturity with which India and China handle their differences, not allowing them to become disputes,” the statement said.
Modi also warmly recalled his recent meetings with President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, Qingdao and Johannesburg.
Fenghe will also hold crucial talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman. The meeting comes in the backdrop of China’s People’s Liberation Army reported instance of incursion in the Indian territory earlier in August. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).