Defence experts hail India-China bilateral talks

| Updated: Jul 08, 2017 12:55 IST

New Delhi/ Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 08 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised full cooperation to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the forthcoming Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit in China amid standoff over Sikkim, the defence experts on Saturday termed the bilateral talks as "friendly." Speaking to ANI, defence expert P. K. Sehgal said, "The body language of Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping was very friendly. Prime Minister Modi very strongly spoke about terrorism and Jinping heard him with great amount of patience. Jinping was also full of appreciation with Modi's efforts towards the country. Both of them were seen in all smiles; it is good to know that both the countries are coming together in good terms and are also working on the bilateral decision. This meeting was a friendly conversation notwithstanding the ranker that is in existence between the two countries." Resonating similar views, another defence expert S. R. Sinho asserted that India will continue to cooperative with China until no harm is done to the country. "In the BRICS meeting our Prime Minister expressed his concern about the terrorism which is exploding throughout the world. This is a threat by the global terrorism that is being faced by various countries. The President of China appreciated this statement and meeting in which both promised to stand by each other to resolve problems. In this meeting, Prime Minister Modi also promised that India will continue to cooperative with China until no harm is done to the country. This is a good gesture and message which has been given during the meeting in view of the present confrontation which is going on between the two countries," Sinho told ANI. Yesterday, at the informal meeting of the BRICS leaders of the G20 Summit in Germany's Hamburg, Prime Minister Modi called upon BRICS leaders to show leadership in fighting terrorism and boosting global economy. He also urged the G20 nations to launch a collective crackdown on terror financing, safe havens, support and sponsors of terrorism. The BRICS is a five nation bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. MEA also said PM Modi and Xi shook hands at BRICS informal meeting in Hamburg and discussed a range of issues. (ANI)