NSA holds talks with Chinese negotiator Dai Bingguo
New Delhi: Contentious boundary issue and ways to boost bilateral ties were among the issues which figured during discussions between National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and China`s chief negotiator Dai Bingguo here on Friday.
"Entire gamut of bilateral ties were taken up during the meeting between Menon and Dai here," official sources said but refused to give details of the meeting.
Dai is heading a delegation to the two-day BRICS (Brazil -Russia-India-China-South Africa) top security officials` meeting from today.
Menon and Dai met just over a month after their crucial informal boundary talks in China during which they reached "common understanding" on the negotiations over framework for a boundary settlement.
The common understanding related to both sides officially agreeing to the progress made during the last 15 rounds of talks.
After his talks with Dai last month, Menon had said the common understanding meant where the two sides stand on critical issues.
The understanding, which is yet to be revealed, reportedly referred to several issues relating to the vexed dispute, which from India`s point of view covered 3488 km while China claims that it is confined to 2000 km area in Arunachal Pradesh which it referred to as `Southern Tibet`.
Today`s talks were also significant as it was Dai`s last visit here as Special Representative and State Counsellor before his retirement in March.
He is the longest serving negotiator of China, who held talks with Menon`s predecessors including Brajesh Mishra, J N Dixit and M K Narayanan.
Menon also held bilateral meetings with other delegation heads of BRICS countries in the last two days.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Discussion over BJP's enormous victory in Maharashtra civic polls
- UP polls: Top 5 highlights of PM Modi's speech in Bahraich
- BMC elections 2017: Who will be the Mayor of Mumbai?
- Is Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance just a compulsion for Akhilesh Yadav?
- NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting a single star
- Reliance Jio Vs Airtel free data plan: A comparison
- BMC election 2017 results: As it happened
- Maharashtra Civic Poll Results 2017: As it happened on Thursday
- WATCH: When Matthew Renshaw left everybody surprised by 'retiring ill' on Day 1 of India-England Test
- World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days