While a possible Xi-Putin meeting dominates the headlines, another conversation on the SCO sidelines in Samarkand could signal a headache for Western powers. Speculation is mounting that President Xi could also meet with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The recent withdrawal of Chinese and Indian troops from a section of their contested border is being seen as a signal that the meeting will take place after Indian diplomats reportedly told their Chinese counterparts that Modi’s attendance is subject to the easing of border tensions.
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