As China's ruling CPC appointed new leaders headed by Xi Jinping, high-level Sino-India contacts are set to resume this month starting with the Strategic Economic Dialogue, which would be followed by a likely visit of National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon in Beijing.
The first contact post-transition would be taking place between deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and his Chinese counterpart and chief of China's National Development Reforms Commission (NDRC) Zhang Ping on November 26.
The meeting between the two, both influential officials in their respective administrations, was expected to go beyond issues involving the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) and focus on the scope of the bilateral relationship in the light of the leadership change in Beijing.
The SED dialogue is expected to be followed by the visit of Menon here, even though there is no official announcement about it so far.
Officials here are tight-lipped about the expected visit of Menon, who had served as the Indian Ambassador to China.