China and India are scheduled to exchange a series of high-level visits over the next three months. A visit to Delhi by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on August 12 will be followed by that of Chinese state councillor and former foreign minister Yang Jiechi, who is Beijing’s designated special representative for border negotiations. In September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Hangzhou to attend the G-20 Summit while Chinese President Xi Jinping is slated to attend the Brics Summit in Goa in October.
The visits are taking place at a critical time in India-China relations. Recent developments have imposed strains on the relationship and though these high-level exchanges are China’s design to maintain strategic equilibrium, they — and especially the summits — offer the potential for the leaders to discuss substantive and troubling issues.[Source]