Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is on a three-day visit to India, on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and discussed a host of issues, giving rise to speculations that the two had put behind them the tussle over the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG), of which India wants to be a part. But China is blocking the move because India is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Sources said on Saturday that Yi discussed bilateral issues, regional and global developments, as well as BRICS preparations with Swaraj. India's NSG membership was also discussed during this meeting. Swaraj is also said to have pointed out to Yi how important it was for India to meet its clean energy goals, something it can do if it gets nuclear fissile material after it becomes a part of the NSG.
Swaraj also offered to discuss any technical issues China might have with India's NSG membership. It was also decided at the meeting that the directors general of disarmament of both countries would meet soon.
She also conveyed to Yi the concerns India has on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. They also reviewed the situation along the borders, and discussed further moves to strengthen peace and tranquility there.
Among the regional issues discussed at the meeting were Brexit, the situation in the Korean Peninsula, and the UN Security Council -- where India wants a permanent seat -- and an upcoming summit of the G20 nations. However, the South China Sea dispute was said to be conspicuous by its absence in the discussions.
Yi spoke about the G20 summit, which will be held in China in the month of September this year, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.