The Modi-Jinping summit breaks with the usual stuffy precedent and protocol of diplomacy. What do these two global giants want and what are they willing to give in return, analyses India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa.
Writing about a summit meeting, even an informal one, between the leaders of any two countries whilst it’s going on, is fraught with risk. The chances of things going horribly wrong increases manifold when the two leaders in question are Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his out of the box thinking, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who, too, has a shown a proclivity to deviate from script. Making matters more difficult, the planned six meetings over two days are free of any pre-decided agenda.