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India, China Report Progress at Talks on Border Dispute

  • VOA News

Indian and Chinese officials have expressed optimism about talks on settling their decades-old border dispute.

Indian National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo met to discuss the issue in New Delhi Saturday and in the southern state of Kerala on Sunday.

Narayanan said the two sides are making progress. The talks are expected to conclude on Monday.

India says China occupies some 40-thousand square kilometers of Indian territory in Kashmir. Beijing claims 90-thousand square kilometers of Indian territory, mostly in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The countries fought a brief border war in 1962, leading to strained relations for many years. However, relations have improved in recent years after the two neighbors decided to continue cooperation in economic and technical fields.
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