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Chinese over Border issue

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A Chinese envoy will hold talks in India from Sunday aimed at fixing a dispute about the Himalayan border that divides Asia’s largest nations, part of a push to make progress on the festering row before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China. China`s foreign ministry said in a statement released on Monday both countries would build on the results of previous negotiations and push forward in “the correct direction”.

The talks are aimed at fixing a dispute over the border that divides Asia`s largest nations, part of a push to make progress on the festering row before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China. The talks are the first since Modi took office. The nationalist Indian prime minister is keen to resolve a dispute that has clouded rapidly expanding commercial links. Any progress would throw a positive light on his expected visit to Beijing in May. In September, the two armies faced off in the Ladakh sector in the western Himalayas just as Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting India for the first summit talks with Modi. In September, the two armies were locked in a face-off in the Ladakh sector in the western Himalayas just as Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting India for the first summit talks with Modi.
Yang’s visit to India is at the invitation of Ajit Doval, Modi’s national security adviser and close aide, known to take a hard line on security issues. Despite all the difficulties, the border talks continue to register progress and the disputes have been brought under control. Mechanisms such as regularly scheduled border talks, military hotlines and designated meeting areas deep in the Himalayas are installed to prevent unexpected incidents from flaring into warfare.