India and China can quickly resolve their vexed boundary dispute as they have governments with strong mandates to reach an agreement with most of the spadework already completed, former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US and his meeting with President Barack Obama was successful, former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said, insisting that the outcome shows the progress made in the bilateral ties during the last 10 years.
Ahead of the 17th round of Sino- India talks on the contentious boundary issue, China on Friday said it is ready to achieve an early and mutually acceptable deal to make border areas a "bridge and bond" between them.
India is working with China, Japan as well as with its neighbours and friends to build a "security architecture" in the strategic Asia-Pacific region to help create an environment of development and prosperity, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said.
Reflecting anger in the government, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on Tuesday termed as "despicable" and "barbaric" the treatment meted out to India`s Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York.
Addressing the Indian Academy of Science`s (IASc) annual meeting on the issue of Science and Security, Menon said there has been intimate connection between science and warfare and its significance has only changed with times.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who shook hands with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday with an aim to restore peace between the two nations, urged all to have faith in Pak while being prepared and keep verifying its actions simultaneously.
India and China decided to seek a fair and rational solution to their border dispute as they focused on the proposed Border Defence Cooperation Agreement to avert incursions like the one witnessed in Leh region last month.
Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday discussed ways of resolving the Chinese incursion issue with the top security brass of the country and emphasised that India will take every step to safeguard its interests there.