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BRICS Summit 2016: Scuffle Breaks Out Between Chinese Media, Indian Security Officials

A scuffle broke out on Saturday between visiting Chinese media and Indian security officials at the Taj Exotica hotel here just before the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping over access.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:October 15, 2016, 10:35 PM IST
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BRICS Summit 2016: Scuffle Breaks Out Between Chinese Media, Indian Security Officials
PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit in Goa on Saturday.

Benaulim (Goa): A scuffle broke out on Saturday between visiting Chinese media and Indian security officials at the Taj Exotica hotel here just before the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping over access.

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According to an eyewitness, the group of Chinese media was not allowed to enter the hall where the two leaders were expected to hold talks.

This agitated them and lead to the scuffle.

Asked about the incident, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, "I only comment on substantive issue."

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