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Chinese defence minister to visit India: Doklam, Ladakh issues to be resolved

By Vicky Nanjappa
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    New Delhi, Aug 20: The four day visit by Chinese defence minister and state councillor, Wei Fenghe will be an important affair. During the four day visit starting August 21, India and China will discuss a host of issues which includes building trust between the armies.

    Chinese defence minister and state councillor Wei Fenghe

    Further the two sides would also discuss ways to maintain peace along the Indo-China border in the wake of the Doklam issue and recent transgressions in Ladakh.

    The primary objective of the visit would be to implement the decisions taken by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at the informal summit that was held at Wuhan earlier this year.

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    Modi and Xi had agreed to open a new chapter in ties between India and China. Further it was also decided that the two armies would coordinate better to maintain peace along the border. The visit by Wei would discuss these aspects and find ways to ensure that the relations between the two countries are better, sources tell OneIndia.

    The situation at Doklam would also be discussed and the two sides discuss ways of finding a permanent solution to the problem. During Wei's visit, he would meet with both Modi and Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman.

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    Sources said that India would urge Wei to direct the military to scale down at the Doklam area. We are positive about this visit and a host of pending and contentious issues are likely to be resolved the source further added.

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