China's head of state and party leader has attended every G20 summit in the last decade. For the one coming up in India, he will be sending someone in his stead.
After not attending the BRICS summit in South Africa, Russian President Vladimir Putin has no plans to travel to India for the G20 summit, the Kremlin says.
A G20 tourism meeting has begun under tight security in India-administered Kashmir, as New Delhi seeks to project an image of normality in the contested territory. Pakistan and China slam New Delhi's move.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is likely to overshadow G20 talks in India. There is concern that a new Cold War looms. And many countries in the Global South are seeking a chance to redefine their relations with the West.