Moscow, Sep 4: In the midst of heightened tensions in eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on Friday evening in Moscow on the sidelines of a ministerial meet of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), government sources said.
It was the first high-level meeting between the two sides after the border row escalated in eastern Ladakh in early May though External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held telephonic talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the row.
Singh and Wei are in Moscow to attend a meeting of the SCO defence ministers on Friday.
The sources said the meeting was requested by the Chinese defence minister.
Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a bitter standoff in multiple places in eastern Ladakh. (Agencies)