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India, China agree to expand military ties after defence talks

Wei Fenghe with Narendra Modi

By: Sarwar Alam

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on their common border, India said after a meeting between the old rivals’ defence ministers. Relations between the Asian giants were strained last year over a 73-day military face-off in a remote, high-altitude stretch of their disputed Himalayan border. But the neighbours have over recent months been working on mending ties and visiting Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe told Indian prime minister Narendra Modi this week that their countries’ friendship dated back to ancient times. On Thursday, Wei had extensive discussions with his Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman, theIndian government…

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