GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of External Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 477
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.11.2007
Sino Indian Border Talks.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Sino-Indian talks on the settlement of border issue were held, recently;
(b) if so, the details of the decisions taken thereat; and
(c) the effective steps that have so far been taken by the two Governments to implement them?
THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE)
(a) – (c) The eleventh round of Special Representatives Talks on the India-China boundary question was held in Beijing from 24 to 26 September 2007. The Special Representatives of the two countries, Mr. M K Narayanan, National Security Adviser and Mr. Dai Bingguo, Vice Foreign Minister held useful and positive discussions on the framework for the settlement of the India-China boundary question. The two sides agreed that the next round of talks would be held in Beijing. The specific dates would be decided through diplomatic channels.
The two countries have earlier signed the Agreement on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the India-China Boundary Question on April 11, 2005, which envisages a three-stage process in seeking a political settlement of the boundary question.