First handshake since Galwan: PM Modi and Xi Jinping exchange greetings at G20 dinner

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping at a G20 dinner hosted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping during a G20 dinner in Bali. (Photo: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday at a G20 dinner hosted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia. This is the first handshake filmed between the two leaders since the outbreak of the border clash between India and China in eastern Ladakh.

The two leaders were seen shaking hands and exchanging words over dinner. Prime Minister Modi also met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the G20 dinner.

However, according to the agenda available from both sides, Prime Minister Modi and Xi Jinping will not hold any bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit.

Earlier in September, the two leaders met at the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand. It was the first time the two leaders had met after the clash in Ladakh. However, there were no reports of handshakes or exchange of pleasantries between Modi and Xi at the time.

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