Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi met in Beijing on the sidelines of a BRICS meeting, amid an ongoing military stand-off between the two nations in the Sikkim area.
Yang also separately met his counterparts from South Africa and Brazil, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. The report said bilateral relations, international and regional issues, multilateral affairs and ‘major problems’ were discussed during the meetings.
It did not say whether the Sikkim stand-off was raised during the Doval-Yang meeting. According to a PTI report, Indian officials in Beijing did not elaborate on the issues discussed between Doval and Yang, who are special representatives of their countries for the boundary talks.
Doval arrived in China on Wednesday for the two-day Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) NSAs meeting hosted by Yang. A joint meeting of the NSAs will take place on Friday.