During the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in April, the two leaders had agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the ministry was coordinating with the Water Resources Ministry while referring to existing mechanisms between India and China to deal with issues pertaining to waters.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a brief conversation with Chinese soldiers during her maiden visit to the Nathu La border post in Sikkim on Sunday and was even seen teaching them how to say 'Namaste'.
Striking a personal note, Xiyuan said he had often wondered during the Dokalam stand-off if he and his wife would still get the same reception from their Indian friends when they attend social functions.
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to enhance peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue, which would elevate their strategic consultations, according to the White House.
The sources said the exercise was a routine military drill by China and that its western theatre command has not made any major enhancement in its military might in the wake of the face-off that should trigger alarm bells in India. The command looks after the 3,488-km-long border with India.
"Relations with neighbouring countries like China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh have deteriorated because of the central government's diplomatic failure," she said amid the continued stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Sikkim section.
In an oblique reference to the 1962 war, China had warned India that it should learn from "historical lessons" and asked India to withdraw its troops from the Donglong area as a prerequisite for "meaningful dialogue" to resolve the boundary issue.