China confirmed that it had suspended the entry of Indian pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and lodged a formal protest with New Delhi, following an alleged crossborder incursion by Indian troops.

Chinese President and Indian PM meet this year
The Chinese protest comes after a warm personal meeting earlier this month between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana, on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The two leaders are also expected to meet in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen during the BRICS summit in September.

(Adapted from The Hindu)