India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi met in Moscow on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO Foreign Ministers meet.
This is the first in-person meet between the two ministers since the India-China tension started in May.
Both the foreign ministers had spoken to each other after the Galwan incident of June in which India lost 20 of its soldiers. China also suffered casualty but never came out with the figures.
Mr Jaishankar last week described the situation in eastern Ladakh as “very serious” and said it calls for “very, very deep conversation” between the two sides at a political level.
“This issue will be discussed,” MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said when asked at a media briefing whether the four-month-long border faceoff will be raised by Jaishankar at the talks.
Last week saw the Defence Ministers of the two countries meeting on the sidelines of SCO Defence Ministers meet in Moscow.