STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

India, China discuss steps for border peace

Published: 30th November 2012 08:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2012 08:50 PM   |  A+A-

menon_dai_PTI
By IANS

Ahead of NSA Shivshankar Menon's visit to Beijing, India and China Friday ended a second meeting of a working group and discussed steps to maintain peace along their disputed border.

At the second meeting of the working mechanism for consultation and coordination on India-China border affairs held here, the two sides also exchanged ideas on ways to maintain border peace and tranquillity.

The Indian side was led by Gautam Bambawale, joint secretary in the foreign ministry, and officials from the defence and home ministries. The army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were also represented.

The Chinese delegation was led by Wang Xiaodu, special representative in the department of boundary and oceanic affairs in the foreign ministry.

The two countries reviewed developments on the India-China border since the 1st meeting of the working group, an Indian official said.

They acknowledged with satisfaction that peace was maintained on both sides, said the Indian external affairs ministry.

The two delegations also exchanged ideas on steps to build greater trust and confidence.

Both welcomed the liberalisation of border trade across Nathu La, which has pushed up the volume of trade.

They also discussed introducing additional routes for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

India and China are expected to try to bridge differences on a proposed framework to resolve the boundary dispute when National Security Adviser Menon meets Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo for consultations in the Chinese capital Dec 3 and 4.

India and China have held 15 rounds of boundary talks. But tensions persist.

China has shown Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as part of its territory in maps on new e-passports.

India countered it by issuing visa to Chinese nationals containing Indian maps including these regions.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp