Diplomacy is a game of possibility where the skills of a leader can either build bridges or burn them. So, amid the Sino-India border stand-off over Dokalam area, avenues of diplomatic engagements are being looked into. The G-20 Summit in the German city of Hamburg provides an opportunity for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping to meet and interact.
It boils down to this, and this is important: There are around half a dozen windows available for the two leaders to interact on the sidelines of G20 summit.
Yes, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday denied any bilateral meeting between the Chinese President and the Indian PM, citing unconducive atmosphere. And the official spokesperson of Indian Ministry of External Affairs did not mention any Sino-India meeting while listing out PM Modi's bilateral engagements on the sidelines of G-20 Summit. However, the Indian spokesperson did mention that PM Modi will attend the BRICS Summit in Hamburg.
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