Will review India-China ties from strategic perspective: Modi

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said on Thursday that he and Chinese will review Sino-Indian relationship from a strategic and long-term perspective when they meet at on April 27-28.

Xi and I will exchange views on a range of issues of bilateral and global importance,” said in a statement here.

“We will discuss our respective visions and priorities for national development, particularly in the context of current and future international situation,” he said.

“We will also review the developments in the India-relations from a strategic and long-term perspective.”

The upcoming meeting indicates a revival in ties between and China, which faced a rough patch after a 73-day military stand-off between the two countries on the in the India-Bhutan-trijunction last year.

Modi’s visit is being compared to the 1988 visit by then Rajiv Gandhi, who met then China’s and reset the bilateral ties strained since the 1962 war.

and visited earlier this week to attend the (SCO) ministerial meetings.

Besides the border row, a range of issues plague India-ties.

China’s opposition to India’s entry into the and its application at the UN to declare Pakistan-based as a global terrorist are some other irritants.

The key artery of Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road project — China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — is another sticking point as its route passes through the disputed held by and claimed by 

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