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China, India militaries vow cooperation: Xinhua

Published on Jul 4, 2014 1:07 PM
 

BEIJING (AFP) - Top Chinese and Indian military officials vowed to boost cooperation between the Asian giants during a rare visit by the head of India's army, state media reported.

General Bikram Singh, the first Indian army chief to visit China since 2005, held talks on Thursday with Fan Changlong, the vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Relations between the rising powers are generally positive but have suffered from lingering distrust over an unresolved border dispute and a brief war a half century ago.

The frontier issue flared up again in April last year with New Delhi accusing Chinese troops of intruding nearly 20 kilometres (12 miles) into Indian-claimed territory, triggering a three-week standoff that was resolved when forces from both sides pulled back.

 
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