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Closer trade ties Writing in the Hindustan Times on the eve of the summit, Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, described the two countries as being at a "critical stage of economic development and modernization," pointing out that economic and trade cooperation between the two nations has surged in recent years.
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Friday's other big summit: Why the Modi-Xi meeting matters Between India and China, their collective population and economies comprise more than 2. Referencing the rising threat of US protectionism, Luo stressed the importance of maintaining free and open cross-border trade. It comes as China is engaged in an escalating battle over trade with the Trump administration in the United States, which has threatened tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods.
Whether Modi and Xi can work to develop closer trade ties, will depend to some extent on their ability to overcome more lasting, politically sensitive issues. Doklam standoff In a statement posted to social media Froday, and addressed to Modi, Indian opposition leader Raul Gandhi asked the prime minister to not lose sight of India's "crucial issues," including the border dispute at Doklam and China's large-scale economic investment in Pakistan.
Tensions between India and China rapidly escalated in July over a thin strip of land bordering both countries, as well as the kingdom of Bhutan, in the Himalayas. Bhutan accused the Chinese government of violating its treaty obligations by building a road inside Bhutan's territory. Beijing denied the accusation, saying the area -- known as Doklam -- was Chinese territory. Dalai Lama caught in the middle as India and China reboot ties India and Bhutan have historically strong relations and the situation quickly grew more serious, as both countries increased their military presence on the border.
Eventually both Beijing and New Delhi agreed jointly to an "expeditious disengagement," although Chinese state media insisted "China will continue to exercise its sovereign rights. The Doklam standoff was the latest in a long-running series of territorial flare-ups between the two superpower neighbors. Modi says Pakistan has always been informed when India retaliated. We never hid anything.
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We were calling them since 11am but they were scared to come on phone. At 12, we spoke to them and then told the Indian media. We believe in peace. But we will not tolerate those who like to export terror. We will give back strong answers and in the language they understand. Terrorism will never be accepted: These were big sacrifices.
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Look at our role in UN Peacekeeping Forces. Participative democracy makes good governance possible: During the freedom struggle Mahatma Gandhi did something very different.
He turned the freedom struggle into a mass movement. You have tried to change systems, but should all this not have been done earlier? If you work with the motive of welfare for everyone, you can never be disappointed.
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I know the day I stop being impatientI will be of no use to the country: People know that when they say something, the government will listen and do it. I am happy that there is aspiration and hope among people today and that people have expectations from me: If a person has a cycle, a person aspires a scooter. If a person has a scooter, a person aspires a car. It is natural to aspire. People are equivalent to Gods in a democracy and if they wish even a tea-seller can become their representative and shake hands at the royal palace: It was about my personal struggles.
When you said royal palace, it is not about me but about the crore people of India. The person at the railway station was Narendra Modi. The person in the royal palace in London is the sevak of crore Indians.
What do you have to say about your life journey? PM Modi takes the stage to rousing applause.
Moderator of the event Prasoon Joshi takes the stage. MoU on illegal immigrants is under discussion. I think there will be a meeting of home secretary and home minister, perhaps the end of next month, and I presume we will continue to discuss it in that time: The second issue was issue of terrorism and radicalism.
PM described extremism, radicalism, terrorism as a rising challenge for both countries and for countries across the globe. It was agreed that one area where we need to enhance cooperation substantially is in cyber security field: Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale speaks on the visit. PM emphasised it needs to be balanced agreement which have mutual benefits: This gives strength to the fight against global warming.
We are doing this for the well-being of our future generations: The Indian diaspora in the UK brings our countries closer. The diaspora is playing a commendable role in furthering the India-UK friendship: India-UK ties are diverse and extensive.
Our meeting today will give new energy to bilateral cooperation between our nations: This gesture shows your respect for crore Indians. The MEA also says that the two leaders agreed terrorist and extremist organisations need to be denied space to radicalise, recruit and conduct attacks on innocent people.
For this all countries need to work together to disrupt terrorist networks, their financing and movement of terrorists. Chennai Six were six British former soldiers who had been arrested and detained in India for four years but were were released and returned to Britain in December Downing Street spokesperson says May and Modi discussed the chemical weapons attacks in Salisbury and Syria, expressing concern and making clear their opposition to the use of chemical weapons by any party in any circumstances.
The spokesperson said May and Modi discussed co-operation between the two countries on legal matters. A range of MoUs have been signed between India and the United Kingdom on issues such as cyber-security, organised crime and cleaning the Ganga. Among the signed MoUs is an arrangement between the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India and the Office for Nuclear Regulation of Great Britain for information exchange and cooperation on the regulation of safe nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes.
We had fruitful discussions on multiple aspects of India-UK relations. PM Modi pays tributes to 12th century Lingayat philosopher Basaveshwara, days before the assembly elections in Karnataka. The lead organiser of the event insisted it had no connection with the forthcoming election.