Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attempt to repair tense ties at a summit on Friday after an intense border dispute damaged relations last year.
Xi will become modes for what is referred to as "informal" hosting summits in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday and Saturday.
New Delhi has also expressed concern about Beijing's signature belt and road initiative, a global trade infrastructure program that involves a major project by Pakistan-managed Kashmir illegally claimed by New Delhi.
The Summit "is New Delhi's well-intentioned attempt to go to Beijing to see if the past can be put off and whether the relationship can be readjusted," said Harsh Pant, a professor of international relations at King & # 39; ; s College London, opposite AFP
Xi and Modi have "a good working relationship and personal friendship," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Tuesday.
"The two sides agreed that an informal meeting would be a good idea, so that the two leaders would conduct a comprehensive and in-depth exchange on key issues of common interest in a suitable atmosphere," Lu said.
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Both nations say they have pledged to resolve long-standing border disputes through dialogue, but have made progress
India and China went to war in 1962 over Arunachal Pradesh, with Chinese troops temporarily leaving conquered part of the Himalayan territory.
The dispute remains unresolved, with India claiming Arunachal Pradesh as one of its northeastern states to cover approximately 90,000 square kilometers of territory.
In February, Beijing protested in a furious protest with New Delhi over a journey of modes into the state.
Last year, Indian and Chinese troops fa On the Doklam Plateau, a high-altitude Himalayan region claiming both China and India's ally Bhutan, the conflict began in June when Chinese troops began to build a road on the plateau to build, and India troops stationed to stop the project.
A crisis was averted in August when the two nuclear-armed nations withdrew their troops.
"We must emerge from the shadow of the 1962 war," said Wang Dehua, a South and Central Asia expert with The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
"The meeting will focus on avoiding the unfortunate events which we saw last year in Doklam, "Wang said.
modes is expected to return to China in June for the Shanghai Cooperation Summit organization, a security block led by Beijing and Moscow.
Indian analysts point to a pragmatic reason for modes to seek better relations with China: he faces national elections next year, and he would be better off with stable relations with the Second World's Biggest Economy.
"I do not think he wants to go into an election with the kind of relationship he has achieved over the last year," said Pant.
China faces a possible customs war with the United States, Beijing and China New Delhi could find a common ground in international trade, Pant said.
"It's one of the topics India and China have worked together on a global scale in the past," he said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was presented at the 2017 BRICS summit in Xiamen, will meet again on Friday for an "informal summit" in central China's Wuhan city
India and China say that they have committed to resolve longstanding border conflicts through dialogue. but progress was glacial