As the Indo-China border crisis in Ladakh continues, Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe has sought a meeting with defence minister Rajnath Singh in Moscow.
The Chinese defence minister wants to meet Singh on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet of defence ministers to be held in Moscow on Friday.
Defence minister Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wei are currently in Moscow to attend the meeting of SCO defence ministers.
For the last four months, Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a tense border row in eastern Ladakh.
As perreports, the Chinese side conveyed to the Indian mission its willingness to have a meeting between the two defence ministers.
However, there is no official confirmation about it, reports said.
“I am totally convinced that the solution to the situation (on the LAC) has to be found in the domain of diplomacy. And I say that with responsibility,” another report quoted External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, as saying responding to questions Thursday on his book ‘The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World’.
Jaishankar participated in a meeting of the G-20 Foreign Ministers on Thursday and will meet his BRICS counterparts via videoconference on Friday.
The external affairs minister will head to Moscow for a meeting of the SCO foreign ministers on September 9.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will also be present at both the meetings.
India occupied a number of strategic heights on the southern bank of Pangong lake and strengthened its presence in Finger 2 and Finger 3 areas in the region to thwart any Chinese actions, sayd reports.
This move has been strongly objected by China.
India has reportedly rushed in additional troops and weapons to the sensitive region following the Chinese attempts.