China defence minister meets Modi as ties warm further


Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe praised relations with India, describing them during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friendship dating back to ancient times, as relations between the two countries warm further. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Modi agreed in April to open a new chapter in ties, just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war. Wei told Modi that China and India had a long-standing friendship, China’s Defence Ministry said in a statement late on Tuesday. He said Modi’s trip would deepen security exchanges, strengthen mutual trust,…

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