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No Xi-Modi meeting at summit indicates ties between countries still strained

(From left) Indian PM Narendra Modi, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept 16, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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NEW DELHI/BEIJING - The lack of a one-on-one meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit has underscored their countries' strained ties aggravated by border troubles.

Analysts said that the time was clearly not right for a reconciliation between the two countries.

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