India, China hold first border talks post-Doklam
BEIJING: India and China held their first border talks after the Doklam military standoff, which ended last August, in Beijing on Friday. The talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) were "constructive and forward-looking", the Indian embassy said in a statement.This will be followed by border talks, expected next month, between special representatives of the two countries.
India's effort is to ensure that Chinese troops do not resume building a crucial road link in the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction near Bhutan, which sparked off the border standoff. They also exchanged views on further confidence-building measures and strengthening of military contacts.
The negotiations come ahead of Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's planned visit to India to take part in the Russia, India and China foreign ministers' meeting to be held in New Delhi next month.
James Burton-NYC-5 hours ago
India should not give in one bit to China''s usual carrot-stick policy especially with India knowing that India is an emotional country and not a cold-blooded one like China.
Bala Srinivasan-saginaw USA-4 hours ago
Good to hear that INDIA feels comfortable going forward post DOKLAM.
Shyamal-India-5 hours ago
It will be really good if the border dispute between India and China can be settled amicably. It can perhaps open new possibility of permanent peace and prosperity for both countries.
Sudarshan Nindrajog-4 hours ago
continuos dialogue and goodnwill maintenace is the best way to keep away the tension between the neighbours
Harmeet-1 hour ago
China must realize that India will be for most faithful and honest neighbouring country for its wealth and security. If Chinas lust for lands will end then We both countries becomes super power and example for upcoming generation.
Nagesha Krishnamurthy-8 hours ago
China can now understand the power of India under the leadership of Nationalist Modi......India should maintain the same tough stand with Chinese as they are know backstabber....
Rspv Murthy-10 hours ago
India is in a strong position diplomatically. it works for better neighborhood with out compromising on its interest.
Dean-4 hours ago
land remains. humans come and go but disputes continues for many generations. better to settle dusputes.
Yogesh-Location-6 hours ago
This is very good and very necessary. China must maintain peace on the borders and return from Indian territories.