India, China to consider further steps for maintaining peace across border area
Moneylife Digital Team 20 May 2013

Singh and Li said both countries need to appropriately handle cooperation by maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas and on the trans-border river issues

 
India and China have decided to take further measures for maintaining peace and tranquility along their border following the recent standoff in Ladakh after a Chinese incursion there. 
 
Addressing a joint press meet, after discussions on “mutual interest and concern”, both Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, acknowledged their talks—first last night and then this morning—had been candid and frank, a diplomatic euphemism for their forthright discussions.
 
The talks come nearly a month after the 19-km-deep incursion by the Chinese troops in Depsang valley in Ladakh, which was resolved only two weeks ago.
 
Singh said, “We have tasked our special representatives to consider further measures that may be needed to maintain peace and tranquility along the border. We agreed that our special representatives will meet soon to continue discussions, seeking early agreement on a framework for a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable boundary settlement.”
 
On his part, Li, while admitting that there were “some problems” between the two countries, said: “Both sides believe that, with regard to the boundary question, one that is leftover by history, the two sides have over time established the principles on this question.
Comments
sajjanisaac
2 years ago
If you are interested in reading up on the history of the India-China border dispute, these declassified CIA reports are very interesting.
Part 1 https://cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/polo-07.pdf
Part 2 https://cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/polo-08.pdf
Part 3 https://cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/polo-09.pdf
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