The relationship between India and China has improved significantly in the last two decades and the two neighbours are discussing to resolve their outstanding border dispute, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said on Tuesday.

“The relationship between India and China has improved significantly in the last two decades particularly. We have a broad spectrum, multidimensional relationship that covers many areas; which is not just focused on the boundary question,” she said.

Resolution of the boundary dispute between the two countries, she said, has not hindered the advancement of dialogue, trade and business relations.

“The rise of China and the rise of India has become an object of world attention. I think, in both the countries, we see a competitive edge but we also see a greater degree of collaboration between the two counties,” Ms. Rao said.

“There is peace on our borders with China,” the Foreign Secretary said.