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Updated: March 31, 2010 20:15 IST

Menon to be Special Representative for China talks

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National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon. File photo: V.V.Krishnan.
The Hindu National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon. File photo: V.V.Krishnan.

National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon will be India’s Special Representative for the ongoing boundary talks with China.

Mr. Menon will carry forward the process from his predecessor, M. K. Narayanan, in the capacity as Special Representative, sources said.

The two countries have so far held 13 rounds of talks aimed at resolving the vexed boundary issue that has been nagging the relations for five decades.

Dates for the next round of the talks are being worked out, they said.

From the Chinese side, Dai Bingguo, State Councillor, is the Special Representative.

The two sides have been claiming to have made progress in the negotiations since the mechanism of Special Representatives was set up in 2003.

The talks are currently being held on the basis of Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the India–China Boundary Question.

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