New Delhi: The special representatives of India and China are to meet end-November to take forward the process of dialogue between the two Asian neighbours to resolve all irritants, including the border dispute.
"The meeting will be later this month," an official familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity.
"The platform of dialogue is wide open as usual," the official added.
State Councillor Dai Bingguo, who is Beijing`s special representative, will come to Delhi for talks with India`s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon.
The two countries will focus on firming up a framework for resolving their decades-old boundary dispute, the second and crucial stage that could form the basis for the final demarcation of the boundary and territorial give-and-take implicit in any final deal.
The two sides are also fast-tracking a joint border mechanism with a view to sealing it during Dai`s visit.