India looking to boycott China’s One Belt One Road summit

India is likely to keep its participation limited in China’s One Belt One Road summit starting from Sunday, The Indian Express reported.

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Signalling displeasure over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s route, New Delhi has decided on not sending a high-level representative to attend the two-day summit.

Sources revealed that there was a possibility that India might send a junior diplomat to witness the summit proceedings.

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There was no official announcement by India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) regarding New Delhi’s participation in the summit. Sources said that a decision has not been taken yet.

The May 14-15 summit is set to be attended by 29 heads of state and governments, including one of India’s strategic partners — Russian President Vladimir Putin. Most of India’s neighbours are attending the One Belt One Road (OBOR) summit, which is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pet project.

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