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India, China discuss long-standing border dispute

February 11, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and China have discussed their long-standing boundary dispute and concurred that a strong partnership in various fields bode well for the region’s peace and stability.

Two-day discussions between Shivshankar Menon, India’s national security adviser, and Yang Jiechi, China’s state councilor, ended Tuesday. A statement by India’s External Affairs Ministry says the two favored a regular dialogue between the two nations on all bilateral issues, notably counterterrorism, disarmament and international security and maritime affairs.

Relations between China and India are overshadowed by a dispute over their border that involved a brief but bloody war in 1962. Seventeen rounds of talks have failed to resolve the issue, and they had a three-week standoff at their frontier last year.

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