According to the All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA), China has begun importing rice from India after a span of 2 years.
This development comes amid the rising tensions at the borders between the two nations.
The Indian rice agency also informed that China has imported 150 million tonnes of Basmati rice till October.
China has also placed an order for the shipment of 5000 tonnes of non-Basmati rice.
In China, rice is used for making noodles and in the wine industry.
China has shifted to India for rice imports as India has been providing rice at competitive and fair prices.
"Although market access was given in 2006, China imported about 974 tonnes of non-basmati rice in 2017-18 fiscal. Now after a gap of two years, we have started receiving enquiries...," AIREA Executive Director Vinod Kaul said.
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