Modi-Putin bilateral meet likely on Friday

While disengagement at Gogra-Hot Springs was verified and completed on Tuesday, suspense continued over the possibility of a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Samarkand this week. Sources also said that India and Russia are discussing the possibility of a meeting between Modi and President Vladimir Putin. Kremlin, in a statement, said on Tuesday that Putin will have a number of bilateral meetings in Samarkand.