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June 28, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Indo-China Talks

The talks between India and China moved into the second day as their foreign ministers accompanied by foreign officials began to come to grips with the border issue.

There was unanimity amongst both sides that the border issue should be resolved through dialogue.

The talks between India and China moved into the second day as their foreign ministers accompanied by foreign officials began to come to grips with the border issue. There was unanimity amongst both sides that the border issue should be resolved through dialogue. What exactly should be the basis and what modalities should be laid down for these negotiations are questions still to be tackled by the two ministers. A meeting between Huang Hua and Prime Minister Indira, scheduled for June 28, could throw up interesting ideas for the future course of Indo-China relations. Sources say that both sides are unlikely to make any concessions on the border issue which will not be shelved but also not resolved.

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First published on: 28-06-2021 at 03:26 IST
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