While no dates have been officially announced, the visit will be a first since the Galwan incident that began in 2020.

Against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and the 22-month standoff between Indian and Chinese forces, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is likely to visit India later this month.

While no dates have been officially announced, the visit will be a first since the Galwan incident that began in 2020.

According to reports, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is also one of the leaders of the State Council of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is going to Nepal on March 26.

And when he visits New Delhi, “it will be a short working visit and talks with his counterpart Dr. S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, will be focused on resolving the military standoff in eastern Ladakh,” a source said.

Forces from both India and China have been mired in a stalemate along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh since April-May 2020.

Significance of the visit

The visit, which is likely to take place later this month, follows the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the virtual India-Australia summit, where the focus of talks on bilateral issues is China’s militancy in the Indo-Pacific region as well as the crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wangi Yi is reported to have visited Sri Lanka, the Maldives earlier this year and also visited South Asian countries last year.

His visit comes at a time when Russia and Ukraine are at war. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently urged the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for a diplomatic solution. China, a member of BRICS and Russia-India-China (RIC), has also pushed for a diplomatic solution to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Earlier this year in January, during his visit to India, Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, had suggested that RIC grouping could be helpful in fostering trust and confidence between India and China.

How many times has Dr. Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart?

Both have met several times in various forums after the Galwan incident in 2020. The two have spoken both in person and by phone to find a solution to the ongoing standoff between the armies of both countries.

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