NEW DELHI - India on Monday summoned Beijing’s deputy chief of mission in New Delhi to complain about a courtroom assault on an Indian diplomat in the Chinese city of Yiwu, officials and reports said.
In Beijing, Indian embassy spokesman Vinayak Chavan told AFP that Shanghai-based Balachandran was not badly hurt.
“It was not that serious, but there was some manhandling,” Chavan said.
Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment.
Relations between China and India have often been fraught, principally over disputed borders and the presence of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Indian soil.
Despite growing trade ties, both fast-developing countries remain suspicious of each other as they compete for resources and influence overseas.