Takshashila Discussion Document – Modi-Xi Informal Summit: An Indian Interests Agenda

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for an informal summit in the coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu in October 2019. The summit is a timely opportunity to address some of the stressors that are fraying the fabric of the Wuhan spirit and deepen bilateral engagement between the two countries. In that context, this discussion document outlines an agenda for dialogue at Mamallapuram and recommends specific courses of action, keeping in mind India’s national interests.

The document is structured as follows. The first section lists the interests of both leaders. It also identifies key issues that the Chinese side is likely to focus on and lists India’s priorities. The second section outlines an agenda across four broad areas and recommends 15 specific courses of action that the Indian government should pursue.

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