Chinese Foreign Minister came to India without making any prior announcement

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi in New Delhi today. He is the senior-most official to visit India after the Galwan clash, which leads to the deterioration of relations between Delhi and Bejing.

Wang Yi met India’s External affairs minister S.Jaishankar and is supposed to meet National Security Adviser Ajit Doval today.

Wang Yi’s trip to India has not been planned; it was an unannounced trip. There was no official announcement by India or China; his arrival was confirmed only by tracking his plane’s flying path, which had left Afghanistan, and then it entered India.

As per the Press Trust of India, he planned this trip to invite India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the BRICS meeting scheduled to be in Bejing later this year. The meeting aimed to re-start a physical engagement after a prolonged standoff in 2020.

Before this unannounced trip to India, the Chinese minister made a reference to Kashmir in his opening speech at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Pakistan, stating: “On Kashmir, we have heard again today the calls of many of our Islamic friends. And China shares the same hope.”

while New Delhi has asserted by saying that “matters related on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are entirely the internal affair of India” and other countries including to that of China has no locus standi to comment. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also added that “ They should note that India refrains from the public judgment of their internal issues.”

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