By Huizhong Wu
The border dispute between India and China seems now to be just a blip on the radar, with the two sides now working together to “repair the damage”, SMCP reports.
India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid went ahead with his planned two day trip to China, having hinted in the past that if negotiations did not go well he would not go.
The dispute, which lasted for 20 days, started when Chinese troops set up an encampment about 19 kilometers across the Line of Actual Control – the de facto border between India and China.
Indian troops promptly set up a spot across from the Chinese troops.
Tensions were eventually defused when the two countries agreed to withdraw from the spot in Indian-controlled northern Kashmir.
However, the bigger dispute over actual boundaries is far from being resolved. The two countries have a long history with the Line of Actual Control.
According to NDTV India, “sources say trade and border issues are expected to top the agenda of Khurshid’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi”.