Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to arrive in Delhi today. According to reports, he will meet with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval tomorrow. This will be the first high-level Chinese visit to India in more than two years. The visit to Delhi is part of Mr Yi’s South Asia tour.
The Chinese minister’s visit comes just a day after India rejected the “unsolicited reference” to Kashmir during his speech at a function in Pakistan. “Matters related to the territory of the Union of Jammu and Kashmir are entirely the internal affairs of India. Other countries, including China, have no place to comment. They should note that India is refraining from a public judgment on their internal problems,” said ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi. reporters yesterday in response to questions about China’s foreign minister’s speech.
Minister Wang Yi made a reference to Kashmir in his opening address at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Pakistan. “On Kashmir, we have again today heard the calls from many of our Muslim friends. And China shares the same hope,” he said.
Wang reached Afghanistan this morning and held talks with leaders of the Islamic emirate, a top Taliban government official said. He arrived in Kabul from Islamabad, where he attended a two-day meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Ties between New Delhi and Beijing have been cold since the spring of 2020, when the raid by PLA soldiers at various points in Ladakh also sparked an unprecedented confrontation in the Galwan Valley that resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian and several Chinese soldiers .
India has said there will be no normal ties with China until the border issues are resolved.
The armies of both countries have held several rounds of talks with little success so far.
Wang Yi and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met twice after the incident – in Moscow in September 2020 and Dushanbe in September 2021.