Dai Bingguo, China`s long standing negotiator of Sino-India boundary dispute, retired on Saturday as the new administration headed by President Xi Jinping took over power.
The state-run media said that China and India faced many "practical difficulties and challenges" in improving their ties.
Contentious boundary issue and ways to boost bilateral ties were among the issues which figured during discussions.
National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and China`s chief negotiator Dai Bingguo would be meeting just over a month after their crucial informal boundary talks in China.
National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon held talks here with senior Chinese diplomat and his counterpart for the boundary negotiations Dai Bingguo and discussed wide-ranging bilateral issues.
The fourth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue started on Thursday morning in Beijing.
Both the nation began talks
to put in place a mechanism for management of the border
between the two nations.
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