India and China raised diplomatic eyebrows on Friday by putting off their high-level meeting on the border issue scheduled to take place in New Delhi on Monday, offering reporters only a cryptic explanation that dates for their next round of border talks “have yet to be decided.”

The unexpected postponement comes exactly a week after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Indonesia.

On Friday, the two sides issued similar sounding statements that they were negotiating the dates for the 15th round of Special Representative talks.

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