India And China Substantially Resolve Border Dispute Ahead Of 21st Round Of Talks: Ram Madhav  

India And China Substantially Resolve Border Dispute Ahead Of 21st Round Of Talks: Ram Madhav  An Indian Army soldier keeps vigil at Bumla pass at the India-China border. (BIJU BORO/AFP/GettyImages)

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav has said that India and China have resolved a dispute over a large segment of India-China border ahead of the 21st round of talks, Wion News has reported.

India and China have held 20 rounds of special representative talks to resolve the dispute over 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC). The next round will be held between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

“The talks are moving in the positive direction. As far as I know, issues with large segments of our border have been resolved. There are few areas where negotiations are still going on”, BJP General Secretary Madhav who is currently visiting China, told the Indian media in New Delhi.

When questioned whether the headway involved Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims to be ‘South Tibet’, he said “I cannot say anything about those things. But mostly the Western sector is where major issue is there. Some areas are yet to be delimited. That I think will continue in the 21st round. It is an inherited problem for us”.

On Independence Day, India and China opened a new point for officers to meet each other at Kepang La pass which lies northwest of Gelling village, where the Yarlong Tsangpo river enters India as Siang river.

“Gifts were exchanged. Both sides affirmed their resolve to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation for maintaining peace and tranquillity along LAC”, the defence public relations officer (PRO) told the media.