New Delhi: India and China will finalise a
new border management mechanism to resolve boundary issues by
the end of this year, government said on Friday.
"The border dispute has been pending since 1962. Both
governments have taken a decision for establishing a new
border management mechanism. Arrangements are over and by the
end of this year, we will officially finalise it," Defence
Minister A K Antony said when asked about Chinese media
reports that India considered Beijing as an adversary.
The minister was talking to reporters after giving away
K Subrahmanyam awards on the 47th foundation day of Institute
of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).
The new border management mechanism will help in
resolving the "occasional problems" faced on the border,
India and China have been talking to each other for
resolving the boundary dispute and have already held several
rounds of discussions in this regard.
The new mechanism will help in ensuring immediate contact
between the two sides in case of a perceived transgression
or intrusion on the boundary before such an incident creates
any bigger issue, the officials said.