India, China discuss terror, economy; no word on NSG, Masood Azhar ban

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2016 6:56 pm
China, india, NSG, India China talks, India China NSG, India China Masood Azhar, Ajti Doval, India China NSa meet The two sides exchanged views on the international and regional security situation at the first meeting of the India-China High Level Dialogue on Counter-terrorism and Security. (File Photo)

India and China have agreed to maintain the pace of their high-level exchanges in counter- terrorism and other fields after “friendly and open” discussions between their National Security Advisors. NSA Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, State Councillor, concluded their discussions in Hyderabad yesterday in a “friendly, open and cordial environment”, it was officially stated here on Saturday. Ministry of External Affairs said their discussions covered a wide agenda spanning bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. It was Yang’s third visit to India in the last two months. “The two sides agreed to maintain the pace of high-level exchanges in political, economic, defence and counter-terrorism fields.

“They also agreed that the forthcoming high-level engagement in counter-terrorism is yet another manifestation of growing convergence of views of two countries on this pressing challenge facing international community”, it said. However, there was no official confirmation on whether the two sides discussed contentious issues such as China blocking Indian’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group as also stopping Indian efforts to get JeM chief and Pathankot mastermind Masood Azhar getting banned by the UN.

NSA Doval and State Councillor Yang, who are also the Special Representatives on the Boundary Question of India and China respectively, agreed to hold the 20th Round of Special Representatives Talks on the Boundary Question in India next year.

Doval and Yang also agreed that their consultations during which they exchanged views on various important and pressing bilateral issues have helped to enhance mutual understanding and will contribute to greater mutual trust. They agreed to continue such consultations in future. The two sides also appreciated that 2016 is an important
year for bilateral engagement with President Xi Jinping’s visit to India for BRICS Summit and PM Narendra Modi’s visit to China for G-20 Summit being the major highlights of high level exchanges.

Meanwhile, Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency termed the talks between Doval and Yang as an “informal meeting”. During the meeting, both sides agreed to push forward their talks on boundary issues so as to jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in their border areas, it said. The report quoted Yang as saying that China is willing to maintain communication and dialogue at various levels, promote pragmatic cooperation of mutual benefit and properly handle sensitive issues with India.

While congratulating India on its successful hosting of the BRICS summit in Goa, Yang said China is ready to join
hands with India to defend the interests of developing countries and boost international exchanges and cooperation in various fields. Doval expressed India’s willingness to maintain high-level exchanges of visits and strategic communication with China, and deepen their trade and cultural exchanges and cooperation, the report said.

He said New Delhi is also willing to properly manage and address differences with Beijing in order to promote mutual benefit and win-win, as well as common development of the two countries, the report added. India supports China in hosting the BRICS summit next year and is ready to make joint efforts with China to contribute to the regional and world peace, stability and development, the report quoted Doval as saying.

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  1. M
    Nov 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    Chinese are just wasting valuable Indian time,---going around in circles and again at last will play PORKISTAN card NPT signatory,----India should just focus with other main NSG members like France and Russia and Italy.
    1. M
      Nov 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm
      Last week Indian men's hockey team beat stan in final and today Indian women's hockey team beat China in final in Asian cup,---both pokistan and chin-kys can now play gut-ti with each other,-----CHA-K DE INDIA.
      1. B
        Nov 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm
        When China talk about economy .. our govt , WOH KYA HOTA HAI !!! We only know fekanaa !!!!
        1. R
          Nov 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm
          Yes, the should just stop with all this nonsense. China will never do anything constructive due to it's strategy of containing India and opening a gap so big between the two that it will take 50 years or a 100 to catch up. Smart but very apparent strategy.
          1. P
            Nov 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm
            India China talks will remain fruitless for decades to come. Just like discussion on border going on f9r decades without any output. Simple timep by diplomats.
            1. C
              Nov 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm
              India and China are two new superpowers thus must talk and have good relations. If they fight it is WORLD WAR;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Any person with conventional wisdom will mention to Modi do not go to sleep which your Jewish friends are putting you in. Today India has a military edge over a strongly Jewish supported china. Maintain this enlarge our armed forces both nuclear and conventional and utilize the 1.3 billion Indians. Slogans mean nothing, Modi has inherited a great military machine keep it on;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Stop all this trouble In Kashmir by injecting more troops. All these promises of bringing back people (of all faiths) who have left the Kashmir Valley must become a reality. Give land to these people in safe areas of the Valley along with security and jobs. Let Geelani howl since he can not curb the legitimate rights of people in a great secular democracy India. Our media must play a constructive role and must frustrate external and internal people who are against peace in;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Tiny stan with the backing of some countries will try to keep our borders busy give it to them in an intelligent manner and frustrate them. We do not want a war but prepare for it. After all no one can take on a great power of 1.3 billion people and hope to win. The stani nuclear program is a hoax (they have no Uranium) and have received 50 kilograms of enriched Uranium for two crude bombs from China. This is used by stan and segments of the world media to try to psychologically pin the great power India.
              1. K
                Nov 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm
                I have been saying right from begining, that China is a "nation of merchants, not samurai."lt;br/gt;This talk should have been regarding "Terror and NSG", and not Economy.China is rattled, ever, we took to boy -cot their goods.Watch only China, repeat, only China with our "trade balance"....two reasons (a) China is enemy of India, (b) Trade business, is the only place, which, hits China the "most".Buy, except "Made in China".Mr Doval, knows what I am talking about.
                1. K
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm
                  PM Modi think about terror, dream about terror, work about terror you know why, because he know what is terrorism, because once upon a time he was terrorist and killed many muslims. Indian people appointed him for development, wherever he goes just speaks about terrorism as if there is no other issue with him, he is the most insulted, uncapble, iand infamous PM of the country.
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