India: The border is coming soon and China is considering an "early harvest" | India News

BEIJING: India and China to hold next round of border talks - the first since the reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir and the abolition of Article 370 - between the two special representatives, the NSA Ajit Doval and the Chinese foreign company Minister Wang Yi, in the coming weeks. They would also take place before the informal summit between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in October.
This was one of the decisions made during the talks between Foreign Minister SJaishankar on Monday as both sides strive to manage their differences over various aspects of the border dispute, which has become urgent after India. changed the status of J & K.
Wang said at a China-India news conference Monday that China is considering an "early harvest" in border negotiations. The Chinese side has made some "proposals" to the Indian government regarding these early harvests, although no official confirmation of what they can be. These were discussed with Jaishankar, on which the Indian side will work in the coming days.
This is the first indication that China might want to move forward to solve the border problem with India. It has been an Indian priority for several years, but Indian officials involved in the process felt that China did not want to speed up the process. The fact that China has submitted early harvest proposals indicates a breakthrough in its thinking.
In his talks with Wang, Jaishankar said that the legislative measures concerning J & K had "no implication, neither for the external borders of India, nor for the effective control line (LAC) with China". More importantly, he emphasized that "India did not issue any additional territorial claim".
According to an official statement, Jaishankar stated that a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable border settlement" should be based on 2005's political parameters and guiding principles. It was deemed necessary to remind China of the 2005 agreement because in 2006, China withdrew from this agreement. India will proceed cautiously, waiting to see how the negotiations will proceed.

This article appeared first (in English) on THE TIMES OF INDIA