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PM Modi Declines to Disembark as South Africa Sends Minister Instead of President for Welcome; Sharp Contrast with China’s Xi: Report

PM Modi Declines to Disembark as South Africa Sends Minister Instead of President for Welcome; Sharp Contrast with China’s Xi: Report

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Indian PM Modi refuses to disembark in South Africa as President is not present to welcome, contrasting China's Xi Jinping. Diplomatic tensions arise amid the BRICS Summit and state visits. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declined to disembark from his aircraft upon arrival at Waterkloof Air Force Base in South Africa, reportedly in response to the South African government's decision to send a Cabinet minister rather than President Cyril Ramaphosa to welcome him. The incident, occurring in parallel with Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit and the commencement of the BRICS Summit on August 22nd, has raised eyebrows and sparked discussions about diplomatic protocol. The situation drew attention as President Xi Jinping's visit took center stage, overshadowing the recepti...