Funerals and rage after India-China troop killings

Funerals and rage after India-China troop killings

Funerals and rage after India-China troop killings

Despite the tensions, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will take part in a previously scheduled virtual meeting with counterparts from Russian Federation and China on June 23, foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said in New Delhi. It should be given to an Indian company instead of the Chinese firm.

This comes a day after the minister said all restaurants and hotels that sell Chinese food in India should be shut down and products made in China should be boycotted.

About 14 per cent of India's total imports are from China.

Funerals were also held Thursday for some of the slain soldiers.

In Kolkata, protesters burned portraits and effigies of Xi Jinping.

Scores of people shouted "Victory to Mother India" as the body of Colonel B. Santosh Babu, the most senior Indian officer killed in the clashes, was taken in a military truck decked out with flowers to his hometown of Suryapet in southern India.

It has also invited Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Madhuri Dixit, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, and others, to join the campaign to boycott Chinese products under its flagship national movement "Bharatiya Saaman-Hamara Abhiman".

The government is likely to add this clause in the ecommerce policy being drafted by the industry and commerce ministry, an Economic Times report, citing sources, highlighted.

China on Friday reacted guardedly to calls for a boycott of Chinese products and investments in India following the brutal attack on Indian soldiers at the Galwan Valley, saying it values its relations with New Delhi and both countries are in talks to ease the situation.

India will take part in a trilateral meeting with Russian Federation and China next week, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday, with the foreign minister to attend virtually on June 23.

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