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India finally invites China to AeroIndia show

Posted by on February 6, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A week after it became known that China has not been invited to the AeroIndia international air show in Bangalore from Feb 9, India Sunday changed its mind and has now asked Beijing to send a two-member delegation and a media representative to the biennial event.

Defence ministry officials said here that in consultation with the external affairs ministry, the invitation was sent to China asking it to send a two-member official delegation and a journalist based in their embassy here to the air show.

“The external affairs ministry has now given its nod to invite the Chinese delegation and their visit is being facilitated,” an official said here on condition of anonymity.

Though India had invited China to the 2009 edition of the five-day event, it had gone unrepresented then.

Pakistan and Iran have, however, not been invited to AeroIndia and and there has been no rethink on this.

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