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RAJNATH SINGH LIKELY TO MEET CHINESE DEFENCE MINISTER IN MOSCOW: SOURCES

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to meet his Chinese counterpart in Moscow, government sources said today. "We have received a meeting request. Meeting is likely," the sources said.

Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghi is believed to have asked for the meeting on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meet.

Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a tense border row in eastern Ladakh for nearly four months now.

The Chinese side conveyed to the Indian mission its keenness to have a meeting between the two defence ministers, said sources.

Tensions flared in eastern Ladakh after China unsuccessfully attempted to occupy Indian territory in the Southern Bank of Pangong lake four days back when the two sides were engaged in diplomatic and military talks to resolve the festering border row.