<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a very important development in the wake of Doklam border stand-off, China and India have decided to hold Track II meeting at Minjing resort hotel in the city of Cheng Du in China on 3rd and 4th of November.The Indian delegation led by former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran would land in China on 2nd of November. The invitation for the Track II meeting was extended by China two weeks after Doklam crisis.Sources confirmed to DNA that the task for this meeting is to understand both China and India in context of Xi and Modi, two powerful leaders of Asia who hold sway in their respective countries.The job of the participants would be to understand each other’s concerns in the age of Xi and Modi. Sources also said that both countries want to avoid a showdown like Doklam and for this end TrackTwo will have participation by PLA and military from the Chinese side. The idea is to know each other better and discuss contentious issues which cannot be developed outside the public eye. Issues ranging from belt and road project to terrorism would be discussed by the participants. The issue of border dispute will be discussed between Chen Xiaogong and Jayadeva Ranade. Jayadeva Ranade is member of the National Security Advisory Board and Chen is former Vice Commander of the Air Force of the PLA and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.Professor Madhav Nalapat, Director of Geo Politics will address the session of regional stability and terrorism. His Chinese counterpart would be Hu Shisheng.Hu is the Director of Institute of Contemporary International Relations. This visit assumes importance as many on the Indian side believe that China wants to understand India’s concern on the belt and road project.Sources also told DNA that the thrust would be to ensure that in future a situation like Doklam doesn’t arise and China gets to understand the Indian mind under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dispensation. Dipankar Banerjee, the Director of Institute of Peace and Conflict in India and Ashok Kantha from Vivekananda Foundation will also attend the Track II.

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Diplomacy in Xi-Modi era: India-China to hold Track II talks to avoid Doklam-like crisis