Chinese incursions on LAC discussed at Indo-China border talks

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:41 pm IST

Published - February 24, 2014 04:43 pm IST - New Delhi

India and China on Monday discussed boundary issues and implementation of a recently-concluded border pact during the sixth round of the Annual Defence Dialogue between the two sides.

At the talks held in New Delhi, the Chinese side was headed by Deputy Chief of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Wang Guanzhong while Defence Secretary R. K Mathur led the Indian delegation.

The Chinese team also met Defence Minister A. K Antony after the talks, Defence Ministry officials said.

During the sixth round of Defence Secretary-level talks, the two countries are understood to have reviewed the implementation of the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) signed in October last year.

The issue of border transgressions by the Chinese troops is also learnt to have come up for discussion at the meeting.

Incursions by the Chinese troops have taken place along the Line of Actual Control even after the two sides reached the BDCA. India has been saying that though the pact does not guarantee an end to these incursions, it has helped in resolving the border incidents at a faster pace.

The proposal for setting up a hotline between the DGMO-level officials is also understood to have been discussed at the meeting.

India and China are also exploring the possibility of having joint exercises between the air forces and the navies.

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