US President Donald Trump, championing his 'America First' policy, has been a vocal critic of India for levying 'tremendously high' duties on US products and has described the country as a 'tariff king'.
During his three-day visit, Jaishankar will hold talks with the Chinese leadership on a host of issues including finalisation of arrangements for President Xi's visit to India later this year for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Modi.
I think we share enormous potential for cooperation and our shared interests far out the way our differences. That is why we need to focus on cooperation, make it a bigger pie and to narrow down the list of our problems, the Chinese envoy said.
As to the technical hold at the 1267 Committee our action is to make sure that the committee will have enough time to study the matter so that the relevant sides will have time for dialogue and consultation, said China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang.
Former Indian foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai talks to Outlook on China’s growing footprint in South Asia and how effective PM Narendra Modi’s policy has been in meeting the challenges India faces in its backyard.