India moves to repair ties with China

An Indian security guard near the Chinese border in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. India and China have had longstanding issues along their nearly 4,000km-long border, which is poorly demarcated in many parts. Border rows flare up
An Indian security guard near the Chinese border in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. India and China have had longstanding issues along their nearly 4,000km-long border, which is poorly demarcated in many parts. Border rows flare up intermittently - one of the worst flare-ups in recent times occurred on the Doklam plateau in Bhutan last year.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

India is seeking to repair ties with China with a flurry of high-level visits to Beijing. The latest is by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who will be in the Chinese capital today.

She will be meeting her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi - who was in India in December - and taking part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) foreign ministers' meeting. Mr Wang was promoted to the post of State Councillor during China's annual parliamentary session last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'India moves to repair ties with China'. Print Edition | Subscribe