Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The prime minister is on a two-day visit to attend the annual summit of the SCO with an aim to expand India’s engagement with the China-dominated grouping in areas of security, defence and energy.
According to the Ministry of External Affair (MEA), PM Modi urged China to make a fair and objective assessment of India’s application on merit.
Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with President Xi Jinping assumes significance in the backdrop of India’s attempts to get the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
In the two-day summit that begins today, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will start the process of India’s accession to the grouping as a full-fledged member along with Pakistan.