Thursday, June 4, 2015

#China dumps PM #Modi's proposal to settle border dispute

China has refused to demarcate the Line of Actual Control as proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to China last month. Deputy director general of the Asian Affairs at the Chinese foreign ministry Huang Xilian has said both sides should try to reach an agreement on code of conduct as attempts to clarify mutual positions on the LAC had "encountered difficulties" in the past.

Demarcation of the Line of Actual Control between India and China - of which the two have varied perception in some areas - is a first step towards resolution of the border dispute, said Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh in a recent interview. The bone of contention between India and China is the latter’s refusal to recognise the McMahon Line, which was the border line agreed to by Britain and Tibet, as part of the 1914 Simla accord. After more than ten years of negotiations China and Russia have settled their border dispute amicably