India and China have had endless rounds of negotiations to resolve the border dispute. But a resolution is nowhere in sight. It is time the Indian government paid heed to the constitutional direction in Article 50(d) which reads: “The state shall endeavour to encourage settlement of international disputes by arbitration.”

But who should be the arbitrator? Three members of BRICS — Brazil, Russia and South Africa — are ideally placed to offer their good offices. India and China, the other two members, should approach the three friendly nations to arbitrate in the matter.

Baldev Raj Dawar,

New Delhi

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