Border standoff dominates China Xi's visit to India




 
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September 18th, 2014  
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By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers overshadowed a visit to New Delhi by China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday, with a $20 billion investment pledge eclipsed by robust comments from India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the dispute. Modi and Xi emerged from a long meeting to address a news conference shortly after officials confirmed that the soldiers had pulled back from their positions in a barren area of the Ladakh plateau in the western Himalayas claimed by both nations. ...




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