In a statement before leaving on a five-day visit to Russia and China, he, however, made no reference to negotiations on a deal for setting up of two new nuclear reactors in the Russian-aided Kudankulam power project.
Accompanied by a high power defence delegation, Antony arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai by an Air India flight. He later flew to Beijing by a special flight arranged by the Chinese government.
BJP MP Tarun Vijay met Defence Minister AK Antony to convey his party`s "concern and opposition" over the govt sending a military delegation to China after "dropping" an officer from Arunachal Pradesh.
Pakistan President Asif Ali
Zardari will pay a visit to China - his sixth since assuming
office in 2008 - this week to attend the opening ceremony of
the Asian Games and to meet Chinese government and business