On Saturday, representatives from the Chinese and Indian governments issued statements highlighting the “positive” outlooks on their border dispute on a 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC), along with China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet.
This took place during the 21st round of talks regarding border issues. At the meeting, India’s national security advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese state foreign minister, Wang Yi, met to discuss the issue.
Although the parties have not resolved the boundary dispute, they are led to believe that the discussions would “intensify,” as a mutually beneficial process of conflict resolution for both nations, marking a fruitful dialogue moving forward.
The border dispute does not affect the overall relationship of both countries; both leaders proposed a “series of constructive suggestions” on the issue, which includes “exchanges and communication between their border personnel,” according to the Wire.
Both sides have also established a border consultation mechanism to handle border affairs and lead early consultations, according to The Week news agency.