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Mar 23, 2018
7:04AM

India, China agree to explore possibility of strengthening cooperation through exchange of visits and institutionalized dialogue mechanisms

India and China have agreed to explore the possibility of strengthening cooperation through exchange of visits and institutionalized dialogue mechanisms in order to promote better understanding and cooperation between the two defense forces.

During the meeting of 11th round of the Working Mechanism on Consultation and Coordination for India-China Border Affairs in New Delhi yesterday, both sides exchanged views on ways to improve border management. 

India underlined that maintenance of peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas is an important pre-requisite for further development of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Various confidence building measures aimed at further enhancing the level of mutual trust and understanding between border personnel were discussed. 

The Indian delegation was led by Joint Secretary (East Asia) in Ministry of External Affairs, Pranay Verma while the Chinese delegation was led by Director General of Department of Boundary and Oceanic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yi Xianliang. 

AIR Correspondent reports, the Working Mechanism on Consultation and Coordination, was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas. It also aims at exchanging views on strengthening communication and cooperation, including between their border security personnel.

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