Praising India and China's efforts to address the vexed boundary dispute, Chinese media here on Tuesday said Japan and countries involved in the South China Sea dispute should learn from them by improving ties with Beijing while addressing the maritime disputes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday rejected any need for outside arbitration to resolve the vexed issue of India's boundary dispute with China, saying the two countries are competent to find a solution through talks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a three-day visit to India. And for the first time, it is not New Delhi but Gujarat that will host the head of a state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already arrived in Ahmedabad, and preparations are on in full swing.
The 16th round of India-China border talks will be held here on June 28 followed by the visit of Antony a week later as the two countries are set to resume top level contacts to build on the recent visit of the Chinese Premier.
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna Thursday said it would like to enlarge the scope of ties with India and contended that joint development of the two countries would be conducive to regional peace and stability.